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    Quote Originally Posted by pdolphin27 View Post
    Pumpkin will help with her digestion, I wouldn't change the amount of food you're feeding her because she's so young.
    How much pumpkin should I add to each meal (she is eating twice per day)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pcchenard View Post
    How much pumpkin should I add to each meal (she is eating twice per day)?

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    Id start with a teaspoon each meal. Has it improved all?

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    I would also give her some plain yogurt every day. It will also help her digestion. Mine (the smaller ones) get a tablespoon w a little food before bed every night. You could give it any time of day. They love it! I would not cut her food down. She is still a pup.
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    I haven't tried it yet, but her stool has firmed up pretty good on its own.

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    I think it also depends on what they eat. If their diet is the best it can be, they then can maximize their genetics. Right now Stevie is almost a year old and weighs around 50 pounds. She is still a little lanky (as in tall) so I expect she will fill out. She is fed raw. She is smaller than her mom but about the same size as her dad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shihtzustaff View Post
    I think it also depends on what they eat. If their diet is the best it can be, they then can maximize their genetics. Right now Stevie is almost a year old and weighs around 50 pounds. She is still a little lanky (as in tall) so I expect she will fill out. She is fed raw. She is smaller than her mom but about the same size as her dad.
    Lola has been on Taste of the Wild High Prairie Puppy and Fromm's Beef Frittata since she was 9 weeks old. I would consider both of those foods as good foods. She has always had issues with soft stool on occasion. But not only is it soft, when it is soft it is usually a HUGE stool for some reason even when her food intake doesn't change.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pdolphin27 View Post
    Have you tried adding canned pumpkin to her food? Not the pie filling but regular pumpkin?
    I'm assuming you are talking about the canned 100% Pumpkin? Which happens to be right next to the easy pumpkin pie mix in the store.

    How long should it take to see a difference?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Manydogs View Post
    I would also give her some plain yogurt every day. It will also help her digestion. Mine (the smaller ones) get a tablespoon w a little food before bed every night. You could give it any time of day. They love it! I would not cut her food down. She is still a pup.
    I'll keep this in mind. Thanks for the suggestion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pcchenard View Post
    I'm assuming you are talking about the canned 100% Pumpkin? Which happens to be right next to the easy pumpkin pie mix in the store.

    How long should it take to see a difference?
    Right, you don't want to giver her pie mix, it'll take a week or 2 to see the difference. How is she doing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pdolphin27 View Post
    Right, you don't want to giver her pie mix, it'll take a week or 2 to see the difference. How is she doing?
    She is doing OK. I have given her 1 teaspoon twice per day (with each meal) for the last two days. She just isn't growing. I just weighed her today at lunch time and she was still only 26.6 pounds. She seems to be putting on about 0.2 pounds per week.

    I would like to increase her food back up to at least 2 cups per day to see if it will help her grow, but every time I increase past 1.5 cups (0.75 cups twice per day) she gets really soft stool.

    I think she is just going to be tiny. Oh, I did find out that her dad is in the 55 pound range for weight.

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    IMHO she is an absolute doll and I love her tiny or big she is a dream to me.

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    You could try supplementing with some raw chicken. Dogs chew up raw chicken bones like eating potato chips. The bone content, besides giving the best nutrition your dog can get, will also firm up stool.

    I am not sure what the foods are that you are feeding but if they are kibble-based they are not the best nutrition for your dog. A raw diet with some veggie/fruit matter is best for dogs. I know a lot of people are uncomfortable feeding raw but it really does not get any better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pdolphin27 View Post
    Right, you don't want to giver her pie mix, it'll take a week or 2 to see the difference. How is she doing?
    She is doing good. A little over a week with the pumpkin (a heaping teaspoon 2x per day, although some meals I forget) and her stool has definitely firmed up quite a bit. I weighted her this morning after her potty break and she weighed 26.8 pounds. So she is still on the 0.2 lbs per week weight gain path. If that holds true for the next few months she will be about 30.6 lbs at one year old.

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