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    I need help in firming up Hugoís stool

    Iíve been having ongoing problems with Hugoís stool. Heís currently on a mainly raw diet, switching between local ground llama and buffalo meat, organ and bone mixes which include carrot, romaine, spinach, broccoli, green beans, celery, apple, pears, strawberries and blueberries (all ground up into frozen patties). He also get some green tripe.

    I have already added canned pure pumpkin into his daily diet and that definitely helped for a few weeks but now weíre back to solid, but sludgey stool and Iím at a loss as to why. I saw him scoot today so I made an appointment to have his glands expressed again which Iíve had to do once before, a month ago.

    Heís still definitely a puppy and being fed 4% of his 18lb weight, 0.750kg over the course of 4-5 small meals per day depending on my schedule. Iíve had to put him on an antacid once daily as well and that has been a huge help for his regurgitation issues but the stool problem persists.

    I donít know if Iím feeding him too much and thatís the problem? But I do worry about feeding him less as heís a long and thin frenchie and is still very much in a lanky phase, quite skinny...Iím not too worried about weight, though, as I feel confident heíll likely bulk up after heís done growing.

    My other puppy, Maple, seems to be absolutely THRIVING on this diet, sheís come so far from when I first got her with her hot spots, flatulence and overweight-ness all under control and back to a healthy normal and I so want to find the right formula for my dear Hugo.

    Anyway, Long-winded way of saying I need some advice!

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    Re: I need help in firming up Hugoís stool

    A raw diet is the best. It could be too much food, I would probably try a little less just to test it out. Has he been tested for parasites recently? That can also cause soft poop.


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    Re: I need help in firming up Hugoís stool

    I agree with the parasite test. Also, I have a powdered probiotic that I sprinkle on food every morning; I think it has helped. With my Frenchies, I used to sprinkle pumpkin powder (I think it was called Firm Up) on their food when things got ugly.

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    Re: I need help in firming up Hugoís stool

    Agree... get parasites ruled out


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    Re: I need help in firming up Hugoís stool

    Thanks everyone, I’ll have the vet do a parasite test and request some deworming if they feel it’s right. I’ll reduce feeding to maybe 650g for now and I’ve been thinking of boiling and mashing some plain sweet potato as a treat to see if he goes for it. I just can’t take him in until Friday and I want to bring him some comfort in the meantime. Tried to externally express his glands last night and failed.

    Will update this thread if anything changes.

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