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    Hello there!
    I recently got my bulldog on the 3rd of May, I was told by the breeder that she was on Ava puppy food which is a dry food, so I was giving her that as directed, but her bowels were always very loose, one of the days she went for a total of 21 poos in a day! Now Ive have dogs before and never had this problem so I thought it must have been the food, so I changed her food to royal canine bulldog puppy, as with my other breeds Ive never had a problem with that brand I got given some paste to help settle Bellas stomach from the vets, and that seemed to have worked her poops were becoming more solid and the less she would go threw the day, but now she has loose poo again and it seems like shes just forcing anything she can out, shes still on the paste for another 4 days, but Im just wondering is it the food again? Or is this common in British bulldog puppies as she is fine in her self and the vet said she was fine it was food related issue.

    Any advice or help would be appreciated

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    This is NOT normal. Did they check her poo for parasites (lamblia, gyardia etc)? If it was done, and it is cleared it is food related. RC is one of the lowest quality kibble. Fromm, Acana are considered better. Consider also raw or frozen food, that would be much better.

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    What a cute dog !!! Sorry to hear what you are going through? Did vet check her poo for giardia and coccidia ?For giardia she would normally take fenbendazole and possibly metronidazole, for coccidia she would take a sulfa antibiotic. Sounds like Bella is taking a probiotic paste? Once she's finished it you can try a more natural probiotic like milk kefir, live sauerkraut from refrigerator section of health food store, Danactive yoghurt etc.

    Royal Canine is not best brand out there, but you should keep her on it until the poo problems go away. Some of our British members can recommend brands, but just from reading on the Internet ( I don't live in UK ) I think the cold pressed ones eg. Tribal sound a little healthier than the plain dog kibble brands.

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    Hey guys thank you so much for the reply they didn’t check her poo, I did ask the vet if she needed to and she said no, and to be fair she was very rude, I have now made a vet appointment with a different vets and hopefully I can get this resolved for her, I will defiantly look into a better diet for Bella as soon as her stomach has settled. Thank you again for your help and taking the time to respond.

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    She is beautiful. Hopefully a new vet will be better.

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    I agree... she needs to have her poo tested for parasites. I hope you have better luck w/the new vet!!!

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    Could it be that you are feeding her way too much food? What her young body cannot normally process must go somewhere. How much are you feeding her?
    Ava Puppy seems to be decent food from what I saw in the ingredient list.

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    I would definitely start with getting a fecal test done for parasites as it is not uncommon for puppies to come home with some sort of parasite. It could also be too much food and stress of a new home. As stated, RC is not a high quality kibble.


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    Good decision to change vet! Stress cannot cause 21 poos a day, no way guys! You need a good vet! For bulldogs it can be question of life and death, good vet.
    Please, someone tag for BellasDad our British members, may someone can recommend local vets?...ZedSded is from UK, and some other guys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bellasdad19 View Post
    Hello there!
    I recently got my bulldog on the 3rd of May, I was told by the breeder that she was on Ava puppy food which is a dry food, so I was giving her that as directed, but her bowels were always very loose, one of the days she went for a total of 21 poos in a day! Now I’ve have dogs before and never had this problem so I thought it must have been the food, so I changed her food to royal canine bulldog puppy, as with my other breeds I’ve never had a problem with that brand I got given some paste to help settle Bellas stomach from the vets, and that seemed to have worked her poops were becoming more solid and the less she would go threw the day, but now she has loose poo again and it seems like she’s just forcing anything she can out, she’s still on the paste for another 4 days, but I’m just wondering is it the food again? Or is this common in British bulldog puppies as she is fine in her self and the vet said she was fine it was food related issue.

    Any advice or help would be appreciated

    Many thanks
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    Castor says hi to Bella! Just want to add that two UK food brands that Castor has done well on are James Wellbeloved (lamb and rice) and Canagan (country game).


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    Welcome to EBN... Bella is adorable! Love her freaked ears!!

    New vet, check for parasites, and get off RC, not a very good food.

    Also, how much are you feeding per meal?


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    Hey everyone thanks so much for all your support it means a lot,

    The new vets went very well! You could tell the difference from the minute you walked threw the door and the staff were all so caring.
    They gave Bella a high quality worming tablet,
    And put her on a vet digestive food for a few days to help settle her stomach.
    The vet also gave me three sample pots to do over three days and take back in for the lab to test.
    Her poos have since gone from mush to solid! So I am very pleased and fingers crossed we are in the right track,
    I was only feeding her three small bowls a day, as she was on 4 meals a day before I got her which I felt was far to much.

    Thanks for letting me know that RC is not decent food as I want her to be on the best diet and will defiantly look into changing her food again once she has settled as I don’t want to keep changing until her stomach is under control.

    Thanks again for all your help.


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