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    Ok so Lucy has had the poops pretty much since I got her but is testing negative for parasites and worms. I have given her eathborn grain free, earthborn puppy, and now Merrick puppy. I have her on the bland diet and as soon as I start mixing kibble in with it her poop turns runny! Im not sure what is causing this but im concerned! I am wondering if I should try a limited ingredient or not? I need some serious guidance! I am not sure what to try or what could be going on! Someone please help!

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    OMG, this sounds like Bogey! Truly, I was at my wits end! We tried, Fromms puppy, Fromms beef fritatta, and as soon as we got to 1/2 cup- soft serve at best. As the day went on, more like runny! Then we tried Purevita grain free bison- it is a one protein source food. We did fine for about 2 weeks - poop was firm, but he was still having 7-8 poops a day. But since it was formed, i was ok with this. then, the soft serve started so we had his stool tested AGAIN and it was all negative. Back to bland, stools firmed right up, and decreased to 2-3 times a day. I challenged the Purevita again, and did ok until he gets to 1/2 cup and then soft serve and an increase in amount of poop. So we went back to bland for 1 week, I went with Natures Instinct Lamb Limited ingredient. No potatoes in it at all- the starch is tapioca. So far so good and we are going on week 3. I give him 1/2 cup kibble with 1/2 cup of homemade(lean ground beef and boiled rice) twice a day. He is 6 months old and I have cut out the noon meal- I do give him a snack of cottage cheese, white rice and yogurt at noon. Very small amount. This has been frustrating to say the least. But it's all trial and error. good luck!
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    @mer55-I took Lucy back to the vet today just to make sure nothing was wrong and she testing negative again but it did give me a chance to talk to the vet and he said she has an allergy to something in the food and he prefers that we stay grain free but also no beef, chicken, or turkey, he said to give salmon a try so I went and picked up a limited salmon food that is grain free so we shall see how that goes! The vet also said that she looks ok but he is worried about dehydration with all this going on so he told me to make sure she is getting lots of water. I told him about the bland diet and he said that was a good idea and slowly start adding kibble so back to square one! Hopefully this is it!

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    Aww I'm sorry you're having to go through this. I had similar problems with my Blossom, but not as severe as what you are going through. We switched foods 4 times, she is allergic or sensitive to chicken, salmon, grains, and corn. We switched to Fromms Beef Frittata, and she has been on this for 8 months now, and is doing great. It is trail and error and can be frustrating to find the right food. Have you tried home cooking? I home cook half of my guys food, so they get kibble in the morning, and home cooked in the evening, and both are doing well on this food. I hope you find a food that Lucy can tolerate. Good luck
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    The only home cooking I have tried is the bland diet so nothing more than that. I hope this works I just want her to be healthy and happy so I hope it is coming soon!

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    Oh so sorry your having these issues with Lucy, hopefully the salmon food will help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweetpeasmom2008 View Post
    @mer55-I took Lucy back to the vet today just to make sure nothing was wrong and she testing negative again but it did give me a chance to talk to the vet and he said she has an allergy to something in the food and he prefers that we stay grain free but also no beef, chicken, or turkey, he said to give salmon a try so I went and picked up a limited salmon food that is grain free so we shall see how that goes! The vet also said that she looks ok but he is worried about dehydration with all this going on so he told me to make sure she is getting lots of water. I told him about the bland diet and he said that was a good idea and slowly start adding kibble so back to square one! Hopefully this is it!
    Are you willing to try raw? Mine are raw fed and we love it but unfortunately, Cleo has a bad allergy to grass so she doesn't get to be outside very much. If not, perhaps the home made diet that already works for you will be best instead of trying to find the right kibble? Either way, good luck to you and Lucy-goosey she's too precious to be known as the Poop-inator!

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    are you switching slowly? if you switch too fast, that will cause runny poos.

    Also I have a few questions: is the poop yellowish or grey in appearance? Do the dogs have a huge appetite and always seems hungry? Loosing weight or looking thinner?

    My Bella had that issue from a pup, she was just 5 months and almost dead before we figured out what was wrong. Thank God we caught it in time. But since then I have found and helped other bulldog puppies with the same disease. If you would like to read more, go to www.epi4dogs.com. Word of caution, one owner had a vet that insisted EPI was not the case, she demanded the blood test and it came out positive. So go with your gut.

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    I went through the same thing with my Lucy a while ago. Turned out she was sensitive to chicken. She is now on lamb and doing great. Good luck! :-)

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    Her poop is normal color she just goes all the time! She still is hungry and eats every meal just watch out right after because she is about to blow! She is drinking water like normal and seems ok she just poops a lot and its like water! I have been switching her very slowly she doesn't even get to 1/4 cup with her rice and it turns ugly! I am not opposed to home cooked food but I prefer kibble but in the long run if kibble doesn't work I will start raw but hopefully the salmon works! We started salmon last night and so far it is ok still soft serve but even if the salmon works I would think it will take some time for her system to calm down. The salmon isn't as high in fat but with her having the poops like she is I wouldn't think her body is getting much out of her food right now. I will keep everyone updated!

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    Let us know how it goes . Hopefully the different protein will work.


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    This happened with my bully and my moms bully the exact same time and It's allergies. I took mine to the vet and everything, ruled out possibilities. I switch his food to grain free earthborn holistic. Projectile diarrhea is gone!

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