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    I've been feeding Winston Royal Canin Bulldog Puppy food since I got him. He stool is always normal at first but then he poops a second time and it's soft. Is that normal in bulldogs? I've heard their stool is softer then other dogs.

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    Larry, Welcome. It could be caused by many things... one of the more common causes with puppies is overfeeding. Overall most common thing is food allergies. Lets start with overfeeding... How much are you giving him and how often..???
    And how old is he??
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    Default Re: Loose Stool

    He is 5 1/2 months and gets about 1 1/4 cups of food 3 times a day.

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    Default Re: Loose Stool

    Quote Originally Posted by LarryZek View Post
    He is 5 1/2 months and gets about 1 1/4 cups of food 3 times a day.
    I'm no expert but this seems like a lot of food to me. I would cut it back to 1 cup and see how Winston reacts.

    Biggest thing I have picked up around here is observation. Continually watch and observe your pup. Check out the dog food ratings as well when you can. We feed our 16 month old sweetie 1 cup twice a day of Fromms Pork n Peas. She also gets grain free treats and plain yogurt. Hope that helped

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    He is pretty close to Amy in age.... she is about to be 6 months old this week. Amy gets 2/3 cups, 3 times a day of Fromm puppy gold in the pink bag. Im not that familiar with the Royal Canin Puppy but it might be worth trying cutting him back to 1 cup, x3. Better yet, as far as nutrition is concerned would be to do a slow transition to Fromm. Try cutting him back and see what happens.

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    yes most common cause of loose stool in puppies is overfeeding and that does seem like alot of food. sometimes just 1/4 cup can mean the difference in loose stool or solid. if the first is solid when they havent eaten anything overnight then loose later it could be the food. cut back to 1 cup 3 times a day as bruce said and go from there. you judge how much to feed by and your dogs weight not by the bag directions. you may want to perhaps check out another food as well to me rc is overpriced for what you get. perhaps check out the food ratings here or dogfoodadvisor is a great place to see how your food rates. not saying you have to switch just throwing that out there cause with bullies sometimes you gotta use what works best for them.

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    I will try to cut down on the kibble if it doesn't work I will try and switch his food.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LarryZek View Post
    I will try to cut down on the kibble if it doesn't work I will try and switch his food.

    Remember..if you switch..always do a slow transition..over a 10 day period, gradually reduce the old while increasing the new. A little canned pumpkin..100% pure pumpkin, NOT the pie filling....added to kibble will help too. A tsp over food.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JAKEISGREAT View Post
    Remember..if you switch..always do a slow transition..over a 10 day period, gradually reduce the old while increasing the new. A little canned pumpkin..100% pure pumpkin, NOT the pie filling....added to kibble will help too. A tsp over food.
    I give canned pumpkin to my Doxie. I'm afraid the pumpkin will loosen the stool even more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LarryZek View Post
    I give canned pumpkin to my Doxie. I'm afraid the pumpkin will loosen the stool even more.

    Actually..the pumpkin works both ways. It is wonderful for loose stools. I keep it on hand all the time. Give Winston a tsp full over his lesser amount of kibble.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JAKEISGREAT View Post
    Actually..the pumpkin works both ways. It is wonderful for loose stools. I keep it on hand all the time. Give Winston a tsp full over his lesser amount of kibble.
    Yep that stuff is magic!!!!

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