I have a problem with my now 4 month old doberman. When we got her she was on 'James wellbeloved' puppy food but every now and then her poo was like soft whippy icecream . she was also having a few raw hide chews so i have cut them out completely as i had heard they can cause tummy upsets. I changed her to science plan and again every few days her poo is soft-not diahorrea as such just really soft . she is being fed 3 times a day and has approx 6 poos a day definatley more since being on science plan .she has been wormed etc -any ideas- i dont want to be forever changing her food as i dont think this will help. She also when its really soft goes out and starts eating it-needless to say i have stopped kissing her on the nosenow! the only other thing i thought it could be is that when she comes out with me at 5.30 am its really cold could she be getting a chill in her belly(she has now got a coat as she was often shivering when up the stables with me)Any suggestions greatly appreciated.
I have a 6 month old doberman. What you should switch yours to is nutro. It cuts down on how much they eat and poop. Keep the raw hides because dobermans start to chew around 5 or 6 months. The type of bone my doberman loves is the really big meaty bones. You can find them at petsmart or any other pet store but not at a grocerey store. Start to cut her food back to only 2 times a day because what happened with me is I feed her 3 times a day and after awhie she got bored of the food and wouldn't eat. When I cut her back I started to mix Nutro dry and wet food together. I did this for about 2 weeks then I started to switch from now and then from mixing wet food to no wet food. Another thing I did is I doubled her dry food. One thing you never want to do with big dogs is feed them 1 big meal a day because what will happen sometimes is that their stomach will twist around it slef and then the vet has to do surgery to fix it. If you have anymore questions you can e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
thanks for the advice- i switched to one type of food to another over the period of 2 weeks as advised by my vet. Her poo is firmer since being on Science Diet for the last couple of days but i will keep an eye on it. Ive begun to think it may be where at times when she has been out with me for 2 hrs etc and its really cold that that could have contributed to her soft poo.