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#345484 - 10/04/17 08:26 AM loose orange stools
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I am about to go nuts, this dog been on a bland diet do to diarrhea. His stools are better but know we have orangey color! I do make homemade biscuits which he has eaten for 2 years, and it is usually beef. This batch I made with carrot and pumpkin, could it be that. Also I gave him more than usual b/c he hasn't eaten kibble for 4 days. Any input would be appreciated. I am going to cut out those biscuits for now, if it doesn't clear up I am going to call the vet.

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#345489 - 10/04/17 02:38 PM Re: loose orange stools [Re: jlstudent1970]
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Yes, carrot & pumpkin make colorful products -- And look at it as seasonal lawn decorations - harvest & halloween!

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#345490 - 10/04/17 02:47 PM Re: loose orange stools [Re: jlstudent1970]
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Orange stool could be from the carrot and pumpkin. You need to start working some type of plan and be consistent. Limited ingredients until the gut heals up means just that. If you are going beef or chicken and want to give your dog a treat then make some beef or chicken unseasoned jerky. If my dog was having this much trouble I would be confused also. But in my opinion you rush away from one dog food to the next, you don't give the limited ingredients a chance to let your dogs system recover.

I know you are confused but did you every compare the ingredients of the foods you were feeding to your dog?

Just for my piece of mind I would take a stool sample to the Vet and have them check again for parasites.
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#345491 - 10/04/17 03:09 PM Re: loose orange stools [Re: Wisc.Tiger_Val]
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Thank you I will do that, and be more consistent. Well I was feeding Fromm for about 1.5 years heartland gold (grain free beef and pork). He did okay, the reason why I switched to dr garys (lamb and rice) was because he didn't gain weight on Fromm, maybe b/c its grain free? However, he did well with the transition (gained weight) until the 3rd bag I ordered it was different color and size. That's when this started. So I stopped Dr garys and here were are on bland diet until I threw a monkey wrench in it with these biscuits.

P.S. I was trying awhile back with a rotation diet. I hear some people say they do well with it. Well, I can say I am scared to death to even think about that again. My dog just can not handled it.


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#345492 - 10/04/17 03:46 PM Re: loose orange stools [Re: middleofnowhere]
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That's funny LOL, but to me it looks like a nightmare on elms street.

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#345493 - 10/04/17 03:50 PM Re: loose orange stools [Re: jlstudent1970]
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Healthy GSD's are lean. When standing above your dog you should see a nice defined tuck at the end of the ribs and at least the outline of the last rib. If you see hip bones then that is too lean for my liking. Depending on the height and build of your dog 85 lbs isn't out of the norm. I got by condition weight as much as I do scale weight.
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#345494 - 10/04/17 06:13 PM Re: loose orange stools [Re: Wisc.Tiger_Val]
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I know I am a problem child and sorry for all these posts. I am sooo worried, he just went and now it contains a lot of mucus!!! Just called the vet and waiting for him to call back. I am so upset.
Thank you everyone, for trying to help me, I greatly appreciate it so much.
The good news is he is hungry.

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#345501 - 10/05/17 01:09 PM Re: loose orange stools [Re: jlstudent1970]
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I called the vet he said he will come on Tuesday to check stools and b/w. He told me to give him metro, until he comes and continue bland diet. Please if anyone knows about mucus in stool please let me know. I am very worried. I am doing the best I can.

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#345506 - 10/05/17 08:34 PM Re: loose orange stools [Re: jlstudent1970]
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Traces of mucus in the stool is normal. If it's a large amount, then it can be caused by parasites or a GI infection. Metro "should" clear it up unless it's parasites. If he's eating, that's a great sign. I do give pumpkin (pure, not the pumpkin pie filling) to my dogs every day. It tends to regulate their poop and mine do well with it. You'll figure this out, I'm sure!
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#345507 - 10/05/17 10:26 PM Re: loose orange stools [Re: Kris]
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Thank you. Today when I came home he went about 5pm and no mucus HA RAY!


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#345509 - 10/06/17 11:34 AM Re: loose orange stools [Re: Wisc.Tiger_Val]
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Hi I am doing 1cup beef and 3c rice, he is doing fine. if I do oatmeal is the ratio the same: 1c beef and 3c cooked oatmeal? The only reason why I am asking is b/c oatmeal has fiber and rice doesn't.

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#345518 - 10/06/17 09:01 PM Re: loose orange stools [Re: jlstudent1970]
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I've always used rice, not oatmeal. I did a quick search and it doesn't sound like you should feed large quantities of oatmeal. Maybe a tablespoon a day. I know for a fact that rice works with an upset tummy, and I would mix with chicken as it's gentler on the tummy than beef. This is just based on my experience with my dogs. I don't even pretend to be an expert on food! smile
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#345523 - 10/07/17 01:14 AM Re: loose orange stools [Re: Kris]
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okay, thank you.

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#345544 - 10/09/17 09:07 PM Re: loose orange stools [Re: Kris]
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Hi Kris, Vonn is doing better with the beef and rice, today he had firms stools, then little softer stool. Right after I feed him my husband came home and he gets sooo excited to see him he runs all over the place and I know that's not good after they eat. So I am wondering if the end of his stool was mushy b/c of that?
Again thank you everyone for all your help.

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#345550 - 10/10/17 04:25 PM Re: loose orange stools [Re: jlstudent1970]
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His stool got mushy again with mucus, after vigoursly running. the vet took a stool sample to get it checked out. Does this happen after a lot of exercise?

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#345553 - 10/10/17 08:18 PM Re: loose orange stools [Re: jlstudent1970]
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My female Cheyenne use to do the loose stools after exercise. Think of how you would react by having a big meal and then go running.
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#345563 - 10/11/17 01:29 AM Re: loose orange stools [Re: Wisc.Tiger_Val]
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He didn't run after eating, it was hours after eating.

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#345566 - 10/11/17 11:53 AM Re: loose orange stools [Re: jlstudent1970]
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Some dogs can get loose stools after exercising. My Aodhán used to get loose stools after a long hike. But it would not persist, i.e. the next time she had to go it was fine.
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#345572 - 10/11/17 05:35 PM Re: loose orange stools [Re: Woodreb]
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Thanks for replying Johanna.

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#345616 - 10/14/17 05:19 PM Re: loose orange stools [Re: jlstudent1970]
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I was reading the other day (peer-reviewed journal article) that (strenuous?) exercise after eating actually increases gut inflammation and cause gut permeability (aka leaky gut). From our experience with dogs, that makes sense. But if that happens, to me that signals a gut that needs attention because it doesn't have much reserves under stress.
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