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    Default HELP NEEDED: Brembo is Pooping a LOT

    I'll try to make this as quick and to-the-point as possible. I just wrote a whole long subject and clicked 'back' and then it was deleted

    BREMBO IS POOPING A LOT! Like 5x a day on average. His stools are mostly firm-ish, some softer than others, with the occassional VERY soft but not soft-serve like
    . He farts and they small bad.

    These are the changes he's recently gone through:

    • 3 weeks ago: increased feed to 3.5 cups a day (from 2.75 cups)
    • 2.5 weeks ago: began feeding Fromm Full Grain AND Grain Free (was previously feeding ALL grain free)
    • 2.5 weeks ago: changed feeding schedule from 3x/day to 2x/day
    • 2 weeks ago: increased feed to 4 cups a day on vet recommendation (he eats like there is no tomorrow and is not getting fat)

    I don't know what it is....is it the switch to grain mixed with grain free? The increase in food (seems to be good for him)? The change in feeding schedule?

    This morning he pooped in his crate after only being in the crate for 2 hours. He never does this and is usually able to hold all morning. But now he's pooping like twice in the morning, twice at lunch, and one or 2 times around dinner. I don't understand!!

    If anyone can shed some light it would be greatly appreciated. Again, his stools look GOOD! (not runny)... but he now farts, and they small BAD.

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    Sorry for all the quotes, I figure I need a quick remedy to this problem if I am doing something wrong.
    Thanks!!

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    Default Re: HELP NEEDED: Brembo is Pooping a LOT

    Why the switch to grain food? It's highly possible he is allergic to the grain and pooping and farting more because of it.

    My bariatric bypass surgeon used the phrase "Garbage in=Garbage Out" when discussing issues people would have when they ate things they no longer tolerated because of the bypass, and had elimination issues afterwards.

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    Default Re: HELP NEEDED: Brembo is Pooping a LOT

    as Lari asked... why grain? cut out the grain and I would cut back the amount for the day to 3 cups - 1 1/2 in the AM and 1 1/2 in the PM
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    Default Re: HELP NEEDED: Brembo is Pooping a LOT

    I agree with the others...anything that is not digested comes out...with a vengeance

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    Default Re: HELP NEEDED: Brembo is Pooping a LOT

    Quote Originally Posted by LariP View Post
    Why the switch to grain food? It's highly possible he is allergic to the grain and pooping and farting more because of it.

    My bariatric bypass surgeon used the phrase "Garbage in=Garbage Out" when discussing issues people would have when they ate things they no longer tolerated because of the bypass, and had elimination issues afterwards.
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    as Lari asked... why grain? cut out the grain and I would cut back the amount for the day to 3 cups - 1 1/2 in the AM and 1 1/2 in the PM
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    I agree with the others...anything that is not digested comes out...with a vengeance

    I switched to grain because I read that these Bulldogs tend not to develop allergies until they are around 1 year old. So I figured, why shelter him when he may not develop anything? Kind of like the age old theory where people who are always out in the wilderness never get sick, hurt, etc.... While those who are always sheltered are much more prone to sickness, etc.

    He was getting tear stains even while only on Grain Free, but they seem to be getting a little worse.... You really think it's just because of the 1/2 grain that he's getting? I usually feed him about 2c Beef Frittata (grain free), and 2c Duck and Sweet Potato (grain).

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    Default Re: HELP NEEDED: Brembo is Pooping a LOT

    Fromm is a high quality food... too much will cause the . Cut out the grain and see if there is any change, but I am thinking that is the issue.
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    Default Re: HELP NEEDED: Brembo is Pooping a LOT

    Sweet Potato is not a grain - it's a root vegetable. Cut out the grain dogs don't eat that though the might a veggie. If the Fromms doesn't work as you'd like try another brand - there are plenty out there to choose from around here they all go for around 50 bucks for 30 pounds. I've never seen Fromms so I really don't know anything about that brand. Watch your protein levels too. Some grain free are quite high, maybe too much for a young larger breed dog. I do TOW and my dogs don't fart at all. None of them ever have.

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    Default Re: HELP NEEDED: Brembo is Pooping a LOT

    I would cut out the grain food and give Brembo just Fromm Beef and cut back a little on the amount to see how his poop gets...I am thinking its too much food for him...Let me know how it goes
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    Default Re: HELP NEEDED: Brembo is Pooping a LOT

    I would cut back the amount by 1/2 c per day. You could likely be experiencing a "poop buildup", and sounds like it got worse around the time you upped it from advice from your vet. 4 cups a day is a LOT of Fromm. Fromm has less fillers, so they just do not require that much. Whatever is not absorbed is waste. I have never fed more than 3 cups per day on a growing pup, and sometimes I have to cut back from that if needed for this very reason. Of course this varies from one bully to another, but I think it is the best place to start! Keep us updated!

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    I believe Brembo is a little younger than my Tank. He is almost 10 months and weighs right at 50lbs. He eats Fromms Beef Fritatta, too, but only gets 2 cups a day - 1 am & 1 pm. Yes, he would certainly eat more, much more if I'd allow it. He has 2, sometimes 3 good piles a day. My vet advised me not to increase his food up beyond that, even though the bag recommends it. He said he is growing well and looks good and with all the breathing and joint problems that Bulldogs are susceptible to, it is best that they don't get overweight. He said that 2 cups of Fromms is a little over 800 calories. That, plus limited snacks are plenty of calories unless the dog is very active. Tank sleeps about 20 hours a day - active maybe an hours a day, 2 on weekends. . I think less food will solve the problem and give you extra $ for toys and bones for your buddy!

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    I do want to add my paranoid poop mom part in here. Not gaining weight, eating like crazy,pooping a lot, sometimes soft, very gassy. Please check out this site www.epi4dogs.com. It sounds like where I was with Bella.

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    Default Re: HELP NEEDED: Brembo is Pooping a LOT

    I'm late..sorry! But I agree too much food and I'd just go with the Fromm Beef Fritatta. Just so you know...Jake is allergic to chicken and can't eat duck/turkey or anything bird like! Why complicate things? I'd try one thing at a time. And Jake gets 1 cup am and 1 cup pm. 4 cups is a whole lot of food.

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