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Soft poop since yesterday.

Postby meyori » Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:15 pm

Hi, I'm a new member and 1st-time owner of a chow. Hoping some advice. I got a 6 weeks old chow puppy last Friday. He does not eat much (I'm feeding exactly same dry food as the one breeder has fed.) and since midday yesterday, I noticed his poop is quite soft. I contacted the breeder and he suggested to add boild ground lean pork to dry food. My puppy ate OK last night and this morning. But his poop is still soft.

Should I worry and take him to a vet? or monitor another day? He drinks water which I do not know if I am giving too much or too little? As I have no experience, I do not know what to do.

I also realize now that my puppy is quite small as a 6 weeks chow. He only weighs 1.7kg. Should I worry? Thanks.

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Re: Soft poop since yesterday.

Postby Cindy J » Wed Dec 20, 2017 8:00 am

I am one of those people who wish breeders would not send a puppy to it's new home before 8 weeks....

Please take the new puppy to the vet for a New Puppy Check-up. All of my puppies are seen within a day or two of coming to our home. The vet can check for overall health and possible issues.

Often new puppies are stressed by their new environment and have softer than normal stools. But you need to have the vet check for worms.

Always have plenty of fresh water out for your puppy at all times. Don't worry about them drinking too much. I would only be concerned if they were not drinking enough.

I boil chicken with a small amount of rice until gummy. Mix this in with the food and the stool should firm up. Encourage feeding several small meals. At 6 weeks I would feed 4 times a day.

Keep us posted.
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Re: Soft poop since yesterday.

Postby meyori » Mon Dec 25, 2017 8:20 pm

Thank you for your input and I'm sorry I did not get back to you sooner.

As I was VERY worried, I took my puppy to a vet right away. With a test, they found a worm and gave him a medicine. In few days, his poop appeared back to normal......that is a big relief. His tummy seems still a bit bulky. So the vet gave another medicine to be sure. Yesterday was his appointment for the 2nd vaccination. He was healthy enough to receive that vaccination. :D

I'm feeding my puppy about one-third cup of Royal Canine dry food plus boiled pork ( + a few drops of virgin coconut oil, moringa powder, homemade yogrut+ carrots/fruits etc.) three times a day. Lots of times, he does not finish what I feed. But he gained about 250g in a week. I hope this is still OK sign of his health......

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Re: Soft poop since yesterday.

Postby Cindy J » Tue Dec 26, 2017 7:50 pm

I think he is still a bit on the small side. Keep encouraging him to eat. It sounds like you are giving him some yummy foods. I am happy to hear that his poop is back to normal. It is easy for young puppies to become dehydrated so monitor his water and watch that his stools remain fairly solid. (and share pictures of your bundle of fur when you get a chance) :D
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Re: Soft poop since yesterday.

Postby meyori » Wed Dec 27, 2017 8:04 pm

Thank you again for your reply. YES. I am monitoring his poop....so far so good.

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Re: Soft poop since yesterday.

Postby Cindy J » Thu Dec 28, 2017 5:51 am

Oh My Goodness..................... He is so cute!
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Re: Soft poop since yesterday.

Postby Chowmom56 » Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:00 am

JUST SO YOU KNOW PORK IS DEADLY FOR DOGS!!!!!! give him some plain pasta. or potaoes


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