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PostSubject: QUESTION & PICTURE OF PUPPY'S STOOL   Tue Apr 24, 2012 10:00 pm

So my baby Mia is just past 15 weeks and is up to date on shots so far. She just has one more set of shots left. I have been feeding her Nutro Natural Choice Large Breed Puppy food since about 10 weeks. I got her at 8 weeks and she was eating some cheapo Pedigree puppy food and I tried to change her to Blue Buffalo but her stomach was having none of that expensive food. Nutro was the 2nd choice and she became solid immediately.

Now here is the thing, when she goes #2, the first stool droppings are solid, and then the 2nd set of droppings are much more liquidy. Just a bit thicker than apple sauce, but not solid enough to hold form. Today I noticed this mucus-like stuff in her stool when I went to pick it up. Is this something to worry about? Should I have kept it for the vet to look at? She has not been showing any symptoms of anything different.

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PostSubject: Re: QUESTION & PICTURE OF PUPPY'S STOOL   Tue Apr 24, 2012 10:09 pm

This is what I ran into when maggie was on bb or any of the "commercialized" dog foods.

I love TOTW or solid gold wolf king/cub. That poop firms right up!
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PostSubject: Re: QUESTION & PICTURE OF PUPPY'S STOOL   Tue Apr 24, 2012 10:13 pm

@norbreedslove wrote:
This is what I ran into when maggie was on bb or any of the "commercialized" dog foods.

I love TOTW or solid gold wolf king/cub. That poop firms right up!

Are you talking about the firmness part?

any experience with that mucus thing? or is the mucus a byproduct of eating Nutro?
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PostSubject: Re: QUESTION & PICTURE OF PUPPY'S STOOL   Tue Apr 24, 2012 10:16 pm

I noticed mucus when my dogs eat a lot of grass...

We feed TOTW it firmed both of mines poop up right away.
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PostSubject: Re: QUESTION & PICTURE OF PUPPY'S STOOL   Tue Apr 24, 2012 10:17 pm

yes I am. Maggie's poop did that with BB puppy. My vet said she was most likely allergic to the grains. Yes it is a byproduct of nutro, I found a ton of dogs couldn't eat nutro. I was a rep and couldn't support a food that my dogs couldn't eat.
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PostSubject: Re: QUESTION & PICTURE OF PUPPY'S STOOL   Tue Apr 24, 2012 10:18 pm

I see. I guess I'll have to look into something else. It is the first time I've seen this. She has been on it for about 5 weeks now.
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PostSubject: Re: QUESTION & PICTURE OF PUPPY'S STOOL   Tue Apr 24, 2012 10:22 pm

ya, there are a lot of "expert" food people on here! They can help you with good foods.
I don't know if your near any feed stores but sometimes those mom and pop ones are good at helping you pick out good foods! the owner of ours owns 1 malamute and 1 sibe. They helped me a lot!
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PostSubject: Re: QUESTION & PICTURE OF PUPPY'S STOOL   Tue Apr 24, 2012 10:22 pm

Mucus happens every now and then with my pack. Sometimes too much food intake causes it, and other times I have no idea. Me, I wouldn't worry until there has been at least two days of nonstop mucus. Then you'll need to keep one and refrigerate it until you get it to a vet that can analyze it.
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PostSubject: Re: QUESTION & PICTURE OF PUPPY'S STOOL   Tue Apr 24, 2012 10:25 pm

@harrise wrote:
Me, I wouldn't worry until there has been at least two days of nonstop mucus. Then you'll need to keep one and refrigerate it until you get it to a vet that can analyze it.

I agree
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PostSubject: Re: QUESTION & PICTURE OF PUPPY'S STOOL   Tue Apr 24, 2012 10:27 pm

Hve to agree with harrise, I have seen it when Delilah ate too much. How much are you giving?
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PostSubject: Re: QUESTION & PICTURE OF PUPPY'S STOOL   Tue Apr 24, 2012 10:37 pm

@norbreedslove wrote:
ya, there are a lot of "expert" food people on here! They can help you with good foods.
I don't know if your near any feed stores but sometimes those mom and pop ones are good at helping you pick out good foods! the owner of ours owns 1 malamute and 1 sibe. They helped me a lot!

I'm sure there are feed stores around, but I'm sure they are probably more for farm animals. I'll look around, thanks for the advice.

@harrise wrote:
Mucus happens every now and then with my pack. Sometimes too much food intake causes it, and other times I have no idea. Me, I wouldn't worry until there has been at least two days of nonstop mucus. Then you'll need to keep one and refrigerate it until you get it to a vet that can analyze it.

I see, I will keep a close eye on it. I don't think I overfeed her.

mheath0429 wrote:
Hve to agree with harrise, I have seen it when Delilah ate too much. How much are you giving?

I use a grande Starbucks cup and fill it about 3/4 full. A grande cup is 16 oz. So I am feeding her about 12 oz of food + or - and ounce or so. Is that too much or too little? She is about 15 lbs now maybe closer to 16 lbs.


Thanks for the super fast responses everyone!
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PostSubject: Re: QUESTION & PICTURE OF PUPPY'S STOOL   Tue Apr 24, 2012 10:41 pm

Cups with kibble can be difficult to get right. A scale will get you to the correct amount and then you can see how much of the cup it takes. I'm not familiar with that brand so I can't tell you what sounds right.
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PostSubject: Re: QUESTION & PICTURE OF PUPPY'S STOOL   Tue Apr 24, 2012 10:51 pm

@harrise wrote:
Cups with kibble can be difficult to get right. A scale will get you to the correct amount and then you can see how much of the cup it takes. I'm not familiar with that brand so I can't tell you what sounds right.

what kind of weight should I be feeding her?
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PostSubject: Re: QUESTION & PICTURE OF PUPPY'S STOOL   Tue Apr 24, 2012 10:55 pm

That I don't know. I go by poo pile size and adjust up or down depending on what I see. My only puppy feeding experience was with a Saint Bernard, so that probably doesn't correlate.
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PostSubject: Re: QUESTION & PICTURE OF PUPPY'S STOOL   Tue Apr 24, 2012 11:02 pm

I see, what "poo size" should I be looking for then? cause sometimes, she will poo 2 times (about 4-5 hours after I feed her) in the morning and afternoon. Should I get her down to pooing only one pile?
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PostSubject: Re: QUESTION & PICTURE OF PUPPY'S STOOL   Tue Apr 24, 2012 11:16 pm

There is so much involved there I don't know how to explain it. There's gas, mucus, ribs, profile, age, calorie content of food, parents' rough size and many other things I look at when determining what amount to feed. I'm not even vaguely versed in Siberian Huskies. But with a puppy like the picture under your name, I would say you can expect a few bouts of this before maturity.
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PostSubject: Re: QUESTION & PICTURE OF PUPPY'S STOOL   Tue Apr 24, 2012 11:31 pm

yeah, that is Mia at 8 weeks. she is a larger now.
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PostSubject: Re: QUESTION & PICTURE OF PUPPY'S STOOL   Wed Apr 25, 2012 12:23 am

We had some pretty bad diarrhea with Ghost at that age. Not as much mucous, but the rest of what you described sounds a lot like what we experienced. Instead of using the Starbucks cup, try an actual measuring cup. That way you know exactly how much you're feeding, and most of the guidelines are in cups and not by weight. I think at that age we were feeding Ghost around 3 cups of Blue Wilderness, since that was before we switched to TOTW. Really the only reason we did that switch was because it was cheaper.

I assume by CC you mean Corpus Christie? We've got another member from Corpus, and she may know where you can find TOTW locally. If she's still having diarrhea when you switch, try using a bland diet to reset her system for a few days before you start to slowly introduce the new kibble. That's what we did with Ghost, and it really worked well. We did a couple of eggs scrambled and added green beans and carrots, and that firmed her right up.

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PostSubject: Re: QUESTION & PICTURE OF PUPPY'S STOOL   Wed Apr 25, 2012 12:38 am

@blueeyedghost wrote:
... and most of the guidelines are in cups and not by weight.

Huh. I thought cups weighed a certain amount or something...¿?
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PostSubject: Re: QUESTION & PICTURE OF PUPPY'S STOOL   Wed Apr 25, 2012 1:07 am

I think mucus usually indicates an allergy or at least an intolerance. It has in my dogs anyway. Watch the ingredients on your treats as well as your food. If the food was fine for her for 5 weeks perhaps it is a new treat or bone affecting her?
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PostSubject: Re: QUESTION & PICTURE OF PUPPY'S STOOL   Wed Apr 25, 2012 1:21 am

@harrise wrote:
@blueeyedghost wrote:
... and most of the guidelines are in cups and not by weight.

Huh. I thought cups weighed a certain amount or something...¿?

With dry goods it depends on the density of whatever you're measuring. Liquids are generally going to be about 8 oz to a cup, but dry stuff is completely different.

Try a little canned pumpkin in addition to monitoring ingredients. It is really good for their digestive tracks, and should help firm her right up. Just make sure you use pure pumpkin and not pie filling, since that has a lot of additives.

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