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My GH continues to have loose stools.  Canned pumpkin makes him sick, and doesn't seem to work.  Any other suggestions on what to mix with his kibble to help?

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How long have you had your greyhound?  Has he been tested multiple times for hookworms? That really should be your next move before trying anything else. Olewo carrots would be at the top of my list to try. Although many may suggests pure canned pumpkin (not pie filler), that has backfired (literally) here. Neither of those will help long term if you haven't treated for hookworms.


 

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Cooked oatmeal helps - has fiber. I give my dogs the 5-minute type.

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I am a new believer in the Olewo carrots.  They are a miracle.


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Oleweo carrots are the answer; HOWEVER, make sure your Greyhound is clear of hookworms first. The carrots will firm up his stool ONLY if he(she) is clear of hookworms. Nothing will help if your dog has hookworms.

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Cut down on the protein level (under 21%)  in the kibble you feed.   Feeding James Wellbeloved Turkey & Rice senior version made all the difference in the world to our Peggy after years of 'pudding poo'. Look for something with a similar recipe in other countries.

 

 

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vitamin rx clay-

also stool check- your dog might need some Flagyl to clean up the gut or just simple worms

add rice to a lower fat/protein kibble and stick with one food, don't change around. what was he/she on prior to adoption.

don't get too neurotic and communicate w/ your vet. best of luck on the new pup! 

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Our boy struggled with pudding poo for nearly a year.  We give him olewo carrots and beets etc.  switched him to farmers dog mixed with low protein kibble and fixed him right up.  Also help with his weight and energy as well. Worm check first though. 

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Yogurt.  I'm surprised it hasn't already been mentioned. I have given my dogs 1 -4 ounces with breakfast,and more at night if they are a new dog 'getting it together.'  I extremely rarely have any diarrhea issue.  K9 Finest (see link) might help also and their paste treatment probably most certainly would. I have been feeding it for ~3 years now. I believe they are giving away a free fairly large sample jar of it at the web site now. The active ingredient (amaferm) helps them digest their food better. I would also 2nd the suggestion to be vigilant about hookworms or other parasites. https://k9finest.com/offer/

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Also a fan of Olewo Carrots.  We make up a 5 cup batch which lasts almost a week (refrigerated).  10 TBSP of carrots/5 cups of almost boiling water/5 tsp of coconut oil.  They improved Bette's poop to almost tootsie roll quality AND she is hook positive.  We have her on Dr. Ng's protocol, and she came with soft poo, but the carrots added to Purina Pro Plan Sensitive Skin and Stomach is a good combo for her.

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Yes, yogurt! I put that in my article , too- It's especially a must if they're on or finishing antibiotics.  You got me on Olewo Carrots, though. I'd never heard of that.

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