My rottie is taking lots of poops!!

Hi there,

I have a four month old puppy, when I take him out for his walks after work he has five or six, sometimes more bowel movements. The first couple are normal, but the rest gradually get softer and softer. To the point that i'm not even able to pick them up, the last couple are liquid. I don't know what to do.

He is healthy, fifty pounds, great coat and tons of energy. I have been feeding him 'Canadian Naturals' I was told it's a great food and aside from this one problem things are normal. I had him checked by a vet when I got him and he's clean of any bugs. Do you think it could be the food? Do you have a food that you would recommend?

Thanks.

Take care.






Hi
It's not normal for a pup to have so many bowel movements, and I would suggest you take him back to your vet for a check up first of all. Although he didn't have worms/parasites when you first got him, he could have them now. Coccidiosis is fairly common in puppies after any sort of stressful event - such as coming into a new home - and it could be that your pup has these parasites.

However, it could also be that he is sensitive (or even allergic) to an ingredient/ingredients in the food you are using. Just because a food is a 'good' one, that doesn't mean that a pup can't have a sensitivity to a particular component, it just makes it less likely.

I'd recommend trying one of the foods that you'll see on my Hypoallergenic Dog Food page as these are less likely to cause problems. However, it will take about 6 weeks or more before you will be able to evaluate whether or not there is an improvement.

Hope this helps, best of luck.

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Aug 21, 2011
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Food and poops
by: Martha

Hi, My Rottie had similar issues, and I kept feeding her super premium dog foods. I'm now using Taste of the Wild grain free food, and she's doing much better. It was a bummer to walk her and not really be able to clean up after her! If she has a clean bill of health from the vet, I'd try a good grain free food and see if it helps.

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Food and poops
by: Martha

Hi, My Rottie had similar issues, and I kept feeding her super premium dog foods. I'm now using Taste of the Wild grain free food, and she's doing much better. It was a bummer to walk her and not really be able to clean up after her! If she has a clean bill of health from the vet, I'd try a good grain free food and see if it helps.

Jan 11, 2011
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by: Tinaand Rottie Maximo

I just saw your post and my rottie mix is having a similar situation
I have been to the vet 4 times in 1 month and have had Max on Flagyl, and other broad spectrum meds to make sure he does not have any parasites, bacterial over growth or worms- his tests always come back negative as well:
I ended up switching his food because upon reading the ingredient list the first ingredient on a a vet recommended food was whole grain meal and meat by products- I switched over to a 28% meat, whole brown rice food as mentioned on the hypoallergenic food recommendations list. do not know if this will help but it seems to be working for us.

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