I am at a loss! Started last Thursday night/Friday morning, my hubby came home early morning to find poo in Gilbert's tent (little pop up tent we use as a kennel for nighttime and when gone..he loves it!). Ok...Gilbert has not pooped in his kennel and/or tent (have both..just different areas of house...live in split level) since he was about 9-10 weeks old (pooped once in kennel and hasn't since recently). Ok...he is still a puppy (he is just over 6 mos)..accidents happen...right? Woke up Saturday morning to the same thing! Noticed poops aren't as solid and his poop schedule is almost 12 hrs different. On Saturday night I slept in same room (family room..closest to outside) to see how he would do overnight..he had to go out every couple hours...long story short...hardly poops during day anymore..been pooping mostly at night/middle of night...poop is not solid (soft serve mostly) I have managed maybe 4 solid movements total (over 2 days) then soft serve after that..last Thursday when started..he had a marrow bone (2nd one in a week) tried some orange/mandarin slices and homemade treats (coconut flour, coconut oil, peanut butter and pumpkin)..has some acana pork treats and some freeze dried beef liver treats (those are fairly new). Gilbert eats Fromm Heartland Gold lrg breed puppy (since 1-2wks after we have gotten him). Eats 3 times a day..roughly 2.5-3 cups a day (he weighs 48lbs) for breakfast i add coconut oil..lunch i add pumpkin and dinner green beans. Last couple days he has only been getting his food with pumpkin at all 3 meals..no treats..probably why i am getting a few normal poops..I am at a complete loss! Do I take all food away? Start a bland diet? Time for the vet? We did introduce starting to take a walk around the block...at a snails pace..pants most way around and after get home..normal? But we do have a fairly decent sized fenced yard ..so maybe walks are an overkill. Eats and plays normally..notice more panting after play..but weather is getting warmer here (50-60s). Sorry if alot..just at a loss of what to do next. Gilbert is my first bulldog and want to do everything right. Thanks!
Sorry for joining this thread late but for what it’s worth i know for definite that if i had given Dudley two bones and the other selection of treats he would of had the runs! :D
It sounds like your getting on top of it now which is great news, maybe try to reduce the amount of different types of treats he gets at the same time it just makes it easier to narrow down a culprit when something’s not right.
That’s so hard to do when they give you there best cute “one more treat please” face :D
My 10-year-old bulldog was just diagnosed with congestive heart failure. He s on one heart medicine (Enalapril ) and he s better but I’m wondering what I can do to give him better health, time, and quality of life. I think about low sodium dog food.
I cannot recall ANY of our rescues with CHF that weren’t on Lasix(or some type of diuretic). Is your Bulldog being treated by a specialist? If not, see one right away. Ask about a diuretic....diagnosed with congestive heart failure...I’m wondering what I can do to give him better health, time, and quality of life.
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