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hiya, when i got bertie my local vet told me to put bertie on bakers puppy (i know its bad now!) he put on all of his necessary weight that was needed, we had a little "emergancy" i thought he had some spinal problems, so raced him to a greyhound specialist (where i will be going all the time now!) and turns out he has arthritus; anyway.....the vet recomended greyhound20 which is for retired greys, i started adding this into his dinner bit by bit so that he would get used to it....well to start with it did WONDERS! his poop was near perfect, not completely hard, but hard enough to pick up nicely and deffinately not runny!

 

well it was like that for about 10 days, also with that food i was giving him 2 tablespoons of yoghurt,and tinned fish to suppliment his diet.....the yoghurt was to stop windy pops and the fish was for his coat :)

 

well for the last 3 days his poop has been awful....its just gone so runny that its VERY hard to pick up......

its not as if i have suddenly changed his diet dramatically....i have gradually added in about 1/8th of a cupful then kept it at that for 7 days then added a little more....and thats whats happening now.....i have cut down on the yoghurt as i thought it was that....but it has stayed runny :(

 

can anyone give me advice or any help?

thanks!

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It might be the food....Try going back to the point at which he didn't have this problem and see if it resolves. It could also be totally unrelated and he could have picked up Giardia or any number of common parasites. I would say if the food change doesn't resolve itself, call the vet.

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ok! he hasnt lost any weight, and is acting fine....i cut out the yoghurt completely just incase....and now he is having the biscuits with a bit of tinned meat and a little bit of tuna....just to see if it stops :( i hope it does....hopefully tonight his tummy is ok :)

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If it's really bad (not just loose but actual D), you might also want to switch to an easily digestible meal if it continues, and then add back food from there. Sometimes their tummies just need a break when they get runny in order to get things in control. We usually do boiled rice and chicken (1 cup rice and 1/2 cup chicken).

 

Hopefully it's just the food and he'll be better soon!

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its full blown D so i think i will do the boiled rice and chicken!!!!

im so worried about him :( he seems fine in himself but obviously its not a nice feeling having D :(

 

if i feed him chicken and rice for a few days....then what do i do after?! i dont want to sound stupid but i actually dont know :( do i the gradually add in the greyhound kibble and fish? thanks so much for your help....

 

take care, from a very worried mum :)

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its full blown D so i think i will do the boiled rice and chicken!!!!

im so worried about him :( he seems fine in himself but obviously its not a nice feeling having D :(

 

if i feed him chicken and rice for a few days....then what do i do after?! i dont want to sound stupid but i actually dont know :( do i the gradually add in the greyhound kibble and fish? thanks so much for your help....

 

take care, from a very worried mum :)

 

I'm no expert, but if the chicken & rice resolves the problem, add in kibble slooooowly. Like start with just a few pieces mixed in and then go up to 1/4 cup, etc. I would do it really slowly. When Lucy was having problems adjusting to her food when we first got her, I was still mixing in chicken and rice as part of her meal for weeks. Eventually she adjusted and was fine.

 

I also wanted to add, if the D continues after switching to the chicken/rice (personally I'd wait no more than 2 days), talk to the vet. They will probably recommend bringing in a stool sample to check for giardia or other parasites. I just went through this with Lucy and wish I had taken her to the vet sooner. If his appetite seems to decrease, definitely make a visit the vet.

 

I hope he starts feeling better soon. I feel so bad for them when they get this. I am so sorry to hear he has arthritis, too. :(

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he hasnt been going lots of times in a day; he has been keeping to his pooping routine.....its just very runny.....i didnt get to see his stool this mourning as he was with his dog sitter....but i will deffo check it later :) thanks for the advice;im reaally greytful!!!

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