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General discussion / Re: Cockapoo with poo problems : (
« on: Sep 04, 2019, 11:46 »
Thanks everyone so much for your advice and feedback!! I have printed it out and will have a look at all the suggestions you've made.  Very grateful! the only thing I want to ask is how many times are you feeding your dogs per day? Alfie is never hungry in the morning? and also do you ever give them any treats at all? bones? or chews? or not? it seems like you don't do that at all? thanks again very much, best wishes, Lou

General discussion / Re: Cockapoo with poo problems : (
« on: Sep 03, 2019, 14:45 »
Hi Rebecca

Thanks ever such a lot for your reply! I will have a look at Luna and me for sure. I hadn't heard of cold pressed food either.
Alfie is a very big boy! ie; 17 kilo's as a cockerpoo is pretty big but he's more labradoodle size and he's never been thin or had a problem with putting on weight like yours but glad you've got sorted and thanks again for replying and I will investigate that more.
With very best regards

General discussion / Cockapoo with poo problems : (
« on: Sep 03, 2019, 14:08 »
Dear Group

I'm a new member at a loss with what to do with my 2 year old dog Alfie. He's on and off ever since I got him had runny stools and never been a firm boy at all and what I call a dripper.  It can be solid to start with but normally ends up drippy at the end and sometimes it's looser like the last few days and very hard to pick up.

I've had him tested by the Vet at least 5 times since a puppy, he did have giardia when he was about 6 months old which cleared up with panacur and then again she said he may have had it two months or so again, so panacur again.
He was a rescue so the first 14 weeks were terrible nutrition wise for him I think.  I started off with canagans no good for him at all and always mixed wet with dry food. Then he went onto hills science prescription at the vets got slightly better and then went onto hills science for adult, keeping the biscuit dry food as hills science mixed with canagans biscuits which he liked.
But his poo has never really ever been good.  He has no cheap treats or wheat only extras that are all 100 natural and meat, chicken or fish based.
My mum even gives him cooked meats on top of his tinned and dry food, but this can vary from leftovers like fresh chicken or lamb to a hamburger or sausage now and again. I'm wondering if it's that which is doing it? as some hamburgers and sausages have wheat in?
I did think of moving to another brand like Forthglade? or Nature's ?? but tried slowly and his problems got worse.
Any ideas would be gratefully received as I'm not sure that my vet knows what they are doing ref food and nutrition.
Thanks ever such a lot
Best Wishes

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