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#288672 - 07/09/13 12:55 PM Re: Cooper - help needed please (stomach issue) [Re: LifeAsMe]
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I took me a long while to resolve mucous in the stool. Figured it out by accident. I had been giving the Barker Sisters raw local honey. Doesn't take much to produce a mucousy stool. So perhaps what you are feeding has a sugar content?

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#288681 - 07/09/13 02:08 PM Re: Cooper - help needed please (stomach issue) [Re: MaxaLisa]
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Chamsa would vomit bile frequently unless I fed her small meals four times a day. Check the ingredients in food and try a diet without them - I would avoid Hills Z/D it is not for long term use and one of the ingediants is a known carcinogenic.

Chamsa always did well on Orijen five fish when she was having one of her 'episodes'. Hope things resolve soon

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#288705 - 07/09/13 03:41 PM Re: Cooper - help needed please (stomach issue) [Re: anniej]
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Like Havoc, Niko has the same decline in poop quality through the morning. I take him out to run and we don't begin running until he has his first poop. It is always nice and firm (well, normally it is). A couple miles down the road he will go again, and it is generally rather nasty to pick up, soft and gooey. If he goes a third time, I just look the other way whistling because it won't be much, we are in the middle of the woods, and I wouldn't be able to pick it up anyway. I will look around and put a big rock on it crazy

Then if he goes in the afternoon, it will be firm again. So I like Kathy's theory of time spent in the digestive system resulting in firmer poops due to increased water absorption.

This could be totally wrong, but is it the protein source causing the issue? The last time Niko has this problem (mucous poo) he had eaten beef. Beef seems to really mess with him. It doesn't bother Rosa at all.
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#288740 - 07/09/13 08:13 PM Re: Cooper - help needed please (stomach issue) [Re: Good_Karma]
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Way back when, when I was still training (other dogs, not my own), it used to be that dogs either did really well on Canidae, or not. If you don't see improvement on the probiotics in about 4-5 days, I would try a bland diet.

Jazz here gets 1 human probiotic a day, and a double(?) dose of mercola probiotics. She is on antibiotics, but that seems to work for her. I would consider working up to 1 pill twice a day, then two pills twice a day for a GSD with symptoms.
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#288788 - 07/10/13 05:15 AM Re: Cooper - help needed please (stomach issue) [Re: LifeAsMe]
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rofl Kathy! Coopies poopies were better today!!!!! And my mum said growing old is inevitable, growing up is optional!

Thank you all so much. I think I will give it until the weekend on just the probiotics and go from there. He didn't have a poop on this mornings walk and the ones at home are ok.

Nice though, went into the vets to pay for the fecal today and he said nope, no charge as I fund them enough! smile
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#288789 - 07/10/13 05:19 AM Re: Cooper - help needed please (stomach issue) [Re: bianca]
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Thanks MIddle, I will look at the bag and check the sugar, never would have thought of that.

Really interesting that Havoc and Niko have similar during walks/runs.

I feed the Chicken, lamb, turkey and fish version. Now that I actually think about it, that is a heck of a combination???? The problem is, there really isn't very much decent quality kibble to choose from. And they have both seemed healthy since being on it, skin, coat and firm poops.
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#288822 - 07/10/13 04:44 PM Re: Cooper - help needed please (stomach issue) [Re: bianca]
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Nice vet!!!!

Leah, Havoc cannot do Beef either..... bad poo on beef, yuk.
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#288828 - 07/10/13 06:55 PM Re: Cooper - help needed please (stomach issue) [Re: Kayos]
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Originally Posted By: Kayos
Nice vet!!!!

Leah, Havoc cannot do Beef either..... bad poo on beef, yuk.


They have much in common, they must be kindred spirits! laugh
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#288850 - 07/11/13 03:31 AM Re: Cooper - help needed please (stomach issue) [Re: Good_Karma]
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Originally Posted By: Good_Karma
Originally Posted By: Kayos
Nice vet!!!!

Leah, Havoc cannot do Beef either..... bad poo on beef, yuk.


They have much in common, they must be kindred spirits! laugh


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#288854 - 07/11/13 08:37 AM Re: Cooper - help needed please (stomach issue) [Re: bianca]
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What a super-duper wonderful vet you've got! How is Cooper doing? I am really hoping the probiotics help. I notice that when I start Grimm on them (or myself, for that matter) after a period of not being on probiotics, the first few days might not be the nicest digestion. Give it a few days, and those probiotics really help!
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