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PseudoTwins
28th August 2007, 04:19 AM
Laci is going poo several times a day. I might even classify it as "many". Reggie usually goes twice a day, once in the morning and once after dinner. Why would Laci go so much? Her and Reggie eat the same amount. Laci may drink a little more, but hardly much more than Reggie. I don't mean to keep comparing the two, but I can't help it!
Confused,
Donna :confused:

Karlin
28th August 2007, 10:01 AM
Some kids like to go a lot, some a little, too. It's just different strokes for different folks. The puppies aren't clones, don't forget :lol: -- they are individuals and will always do some things completely differently. :thmbsup:

Do you have any good guidebooks on raising a puppy? These would answer a lot of your basic questions and make you feel more comfortable and reassured. :) I recommend ordering:

Ian Dunbar:Before You Get Your PUppy

Ian Dunbar: After You Get Your Puppy

Here: http://www.sitstay.com/store/books/puppy1.shtml

Lynn
28th August 2007, 11:23 AM
My two are the same....one goes many times a day and one goes once or twice.

Cathy Moon
28th August 2007, 11:48 AM
I have the same situation with 3 cavs; Geordie goes most often, Chockie goes least often, and India is right in between!:)

PseudoTwins
28th August 2007, 04:28 PM
Just to keep things straight. I posted this on the wrong thread.

Thanks for the advice. I have read many articles and books on this subject. I appreciate your input. My question was more specific to this breed rather than all dogs in general.

One last question on the subject :grnyuk: : Are there any suggestions for firming up Laci's poo?

WoodHaven
28th August 2007, 04:32 PM
Just to keep things straight. I posted this on the wrong thread.

Thanks for the advice. I have read many articles and books on this subject. I appreciate your input. My question was more specific to this breed rather than all dogs in general.

One last question on the subject :grnyuk: : Are there any suggestions for firming up Laci's poo?


Have you tried a probiotic added to the food? I have used fastrack, prozyme etc... and they can work to get more out of the food.

PseudoTwins
28th August 2007, 04:40 PM
Have you tried a probiotic added to the food? I have used fastrack, prozyme etc... and they can work to get more out of the food.
Sandy, I'm not sure what a probiotic is? Can I get it at the pet store or my vet?

Cathryn
28th August 2007, 07:49 PM
You could also try adding a teaspoon of bran to her food, this works wonders and is also good for keeping anal glands clear too!! NOT cereal bran, more the type of bran you find at the health food store!!

PseudoTwins
28th August 2007, 08:43 PM
What a great idea Cathryn! Thank you!

vivi
29th August 2007, 06:54 AM
After I started up with Orijen, my dogs poops is perfect.

WoodHaven
29th August 2007, 03:14 PM
Sandy, I'm not sure what a probiotic is? Can I get it at the pet store or my vet?

When an animal becomes ill, or is on an antibiotic or is under stress- it can throw its bacteria balance in the gut off. We need bacteria to be balanced so we digest our food well and have 'normal' bowel movements. I use a suprazyme brand probiotic, prebiotic, with enzymes- it can be purchased at KV vet - google kv vet. There are a number of less expensive brands that would work too. Better brands of dog foods are putting probiotics in their foods. Fastrack can be bought in a tube dispenser - there is a brand that is sold at Petco and PetSmart.