We have a 13 week old Golden Retriever. He just had his 3rd round of shots 3 days ago, and his stool was sampled at that time and was normal. However, for the past few days, he has been having loose "pudding" like stools - not all of them, but most. And he is having about 5 bm's a day. He is eating Chicken Soup puppy food. We just increased his amount to 3 cups a day from 2 cups a day b/c the vet said he could gain some weight. Soooo, could the shots cause loose stools for awhile - a side effect? Or could it be the increase in food? Or is it the food itself? He's been on this food for about 2 weeks. Thanks for any info/help.
it could be the food, but my guess would be that it was the third set of shots. don't hold me too that though. hopefully someone else on here will be able to help you a little more. and if your extremely concerned, i would take your pup to the vet and have him checked out!
Has anyone else had this issue with Chicken Soup food? I've read that it can cause frequent soft stools and excessive thirst (he is drinking alot too) but I also read what a great food it is. Some people even say that their dogs stools are better on this food! The contradictory info out there is driving me crazy!! I don't know what to believe. If it is the food should I give it a few more days/weeks to see if he adjusts? How long does it take to adjust to new food? Sorry to go on and on about such a gross subject!!
i have only heard good things about this food from the posters on here that feed it. i have never used it myself. if at anytime you see blood in the stool have the stool checked by your vet for parvo. as long as he is eating and acting fine and not vomiting he is probably not sick. i would add either canned pumpkin or rice to his food until the stools firm up. at that point decrease the amts of pupmkin or rice each day as long as his stools remain normal , until he is on just the dry again. if it continues have another stool checked for worms. the worm eggs go in cycles so they may not have been able to be seen in the egg stage which is what you see under the microscope. but it doesn't mean he cannot still have them. if stools keep coming back negative then maybe try a new food.