Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: New Mexico
Dogs Name: Zeus
Dogs Age: Born: October 29, 2017
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I've perused other posts about loose stools, and I think I may be overfeeding my pup a little. He eats Taste of the Wild, High Prairie Puppy Formula, and we were feeding him 5 cups a day, divided by 3 times a day. (2 in the morning at 5:30am, one at noon, and two at around 6:30pm) But, after reading the old posts about feeding too much food causing loose stools, I looked up the feeding guide and realized that now that he's 5months, he should be eating between 3 and 2/3 cups and 4 and 3/4 cups a day. So, no overfeeding by a ton, but still more than the recommended amount.
He's not overweight to my knowledge. Last time we weighed him, he weighed about 48lbs, and that was a week and a half ago.
His poop has been like pudding, off and on, for about a week and some days. We've put 100% pure pumpkin mixed in his food for a few days, which didn't seem to help too much. Do y'all think cutting down on his food might help? And at what point do we start feeding him twice a day?
He likes to eat random things in the yard: dirt, grass, weeds, and he even at one point was eating his own poop. (I called the vet about the poop eating thing, and they said it was very common in dogs and if he continues to do so there was something that could be prescribed to sprinkle in his food that'll make the poop taste bitter to discourage him from eating it. Luckily...he's stopped)
If decreasing his food doesn't help with the loose stools, is there any other natural remedy that anyone could recommend other than the pumpkin?