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stringz

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Re: Butternut Box
« Reply #30 on: Feb 02, 2019, 08:42 »
As long as their poo is of a firm consistency with no mucous then it’s ok by me. I think that fibre is a good thing for intestinal health but of course it will lead to larger poos. When I fed my dogs raw, and more recently a high meat content wet food I wasn’t happy with their stools because they were very small and hard. I could see the dogs were taking a while to push it out, as if they were constipated.  On BB their stools are larger than the aforementioned wet food but I class them as good because they are firm and the dogs aren’t struggling to defaecate.

So Barney has been on BB for 4  weeks now. The past week has seen the majority of his bowl made up of BB Turkey recipe. I have noticed an increasingly large amount of mucous in his stools and wondering why this could be happening?

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« Reply #31 on: Feb 03, 2019, 13:11 »
This is strange and as there are a number of conditions that can cause mucous, it is impossible to say whether it is due to food. Intolerance, infection, colitis, scavenging, foreign bodies are just a few things that can lead to mucous in the stool. I can’t think of anything in BB Turkey recipe that should cause problems but it isn’t impossible that there is one ingredient that might not suit. The only thing I can suggest is to a) see your vet and take a sample of the stool, b) contact Butternut Box, c) try a pre/probiotic such as Lintbells YuDigest.

Please can you let us know how you get on? It is most strange and I am puzzled and would like to know the outcome.
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« Reply #32 on: Feb 03, 2019, 21:33 »
I reduced the BB  a little over the weekend, Increasing the amount of small diced raw celery, red pepper and cooked sweet potato. It seems to have settled, so going to keep an eye on it this week.

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« Reply #33 on: Feb 04, 2019, 10:30 »
It’s good that the mucous has abated.  Very odd though -  wonder what caused it. ???
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« Reply #34 on: Feb 22, 2019, 10:14 »
Barney, is still doing extremely well on BB and no more mucous in his stool. I accidentally ordered a lot of the beef recipe which being too lazy to send send back, decided to see how he managed on it. It's quite high fat compared to their other recipes, but he took to it really well and with no noticeable side effects. For my next order I will skew in favour of the Lamb and Turkey recipes like before but include a few beef for variation.

His bowl is now made up of 75% BB, and the rest is small chopped veg (red bell pepper, celery, sweet potato) and a small amount of Simpsons sensitive kibble. After I have finished the kibble, ideally I would like to get a cold pressed food to add into his BB and veg.  I want to do this because I'm fairly off the idea of kibble generally now,but I'm not sure how silly this is given that there is so little going into each of his meals and he's not having any issues with the Simpsons, it seems.

Anyway, If anyone would like to try the Butternut box then I am able to provide a discount code (75% off the first order of 3 weeks supply). PM me if you're interested. This works in my favour too, as I get 75% off my next order if I recommend people. So don't be shy!


 

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« Reply #35 on: Feb 22, 2019, 11:21 »
Thank you for the update. I am pleased that your dog is improving with his new food. I would think that cold pressed food would go well with BB.
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« Reply #36 on: Feb 25, 2019, 07:05 »
I feed cold pressed alongside Butternut Box.
My dog has three meals a day so she has Butternut morning and evening and Tribal TLC cold pressed for lunch.

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« Reply #37 on: Mar 16, 2019, 08:32 »
Butternut Box has new and improved packaging. The names of the four types have changed but not the recipes. More information here. Still no word on the planned fish and pork varieties.
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