View Full Version : Soft stool -? why

16th January 2009, 06:25 PM
Our two boys have had recent soft stools - not diarrhoea and no blood. We have had to change their food about 2 weeks ago, and unfortunately had to do it suddenly as there is a packaging problem with the one we were using (natures menu in UK). Our eldest - Tanner - was sick this am - no food content - more watery really, and then had the most horrendous gurgling noises. We have fed them both chicken and rice this evening to see if that helps - should we do this over a few days, and then slowly introduce their food again? Any advice /tips welcomed.

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Mum to Tanner, 1yo Tri and Whiskey 8mth old Blenheim :lotsaluv:

16th January 2009, 06:41 PM
I'll tell you what I am doing as Dylan has had an upset tummy this week off an on. I fasted him yesterday morning and gave him boiled chicken and rice last night, this morning and this evening. Since the fast he hasn't done a poo but this is usual for him when I fast him. I'm going to keep him on the rice and chicken until I see a firm poo then introduce his normal food mixed with rice and reduce the rice gradually. He is fine in himself though.

I would be more concerned that there is vomiting with your boys though.

I still recommend Chappie tinned food for any dog with a sensitive tummy.

Cav Daddy
16th January 2009, 08:56 PM
I experienced a similiar issue when I switched food on Princi, it converted me to making all her meals myself. I bake chicken, brown rice, with carrots in a french cooking pot once a week and then add 2 1/4 cups of kibble to each serving (for vitamins). All her treats are healthy also, carrots or treats with good vit/mineral content.

I think for the extra work, it paid off - her stools are very healthy.

16th January 2009, 11:10 PM
Giles cant eat anything but Royal Canin Sensitivity food. Anything other than that, its projectile!:D

Princess Buttercup
21st January 2009, 06:19 PM
We constantly have this problem with our little one. She just finished a course of antibiotics and it's started again. We think it's just a case of finding the right food, but we're going back to the vet tonight, just in case. They have the royal canin sensitivity in stock, so we're going to try that next. Oh the joy of it all!!!