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Old 13-01-2011, 12:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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hi we have recently brought a femal lab 8 weeks old but since having her we have noticed everytime she goes to the toilet its allways sloppy and watery we have contacted the breeder who said its probably just a change in the water but did sugest something for her which i now cant remember think it was pro colis something like that does anyone know if this is right and if it works or if theres anything anyone can suggest thanks .
i should mention she is on bakers puppy dry mixed with water which she was on before i brought her
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Old 13-01-2011, 12:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
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congrats on your new puppy.
I am only a novice but i imagine all sort of help will be coming your way on this forum.
I will also say that most people will feel that Bakers is not the best food and may cause this, but as i say i am no expert.
Welcome to LF and good luck with your puppy x
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Old 13-01-2011, 12:23 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Hi, how lovely to have a new puppy!!! Sorry to hear she's not well in the 'poo' department, what did the breeder say about her worming regime? That would be my first instinct, to have her wormed, sounds like she may still have some from her mum and so easy to treat but get the tablets from the vet not the petshop.
Also I'm not keen on the Bakers, it can be very rich and she's only a youngster, just my preference really. I'd be tempted to try her with some soaked Burns or there is a company called CSJ who do fabulous on-line dog food, if you rang them they could recommend one for you. Good luck, maybe she was weaned too early or not completely and her digestive system isn't quite ready for Bakers.... you could also add a bit of natural yoghurt to her food as well, settles tummies and they love it too :-)
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Old 13-01-2011, 12:27 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Its quite normal to be sloppy for a few days, your pup has left her home, her Mum, her litter mates has a whole new routine, plus the change in water its a huge upheaval for a little one.

You can give Pro-kalin but personally I would give her a little time to settle down
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Hi, how lovely to have a new puppy!!! Sorry to hear she's not well in the 'poo' department, what did the breeder say about her worming regime? That would be my first instinct, to have her wormed, sounds like she may still have some from her mum and so easy to treat but get the tablets from the vet not the petshop.
Also I'm not keen on the Bakers, it can be very rich and she's only a youngster, just my preference really. I'd be tempted to try her with some soaked Burns or there is a company called CSJ who do fabulous on-line dog food, if you rang them they could recommend one for you. Good luck, maybe she was weaned too early or not completely and her digestive system isn't quite ready for Bakers.... you could also add a bit of natural yoghurt to her food as well, settles tummies and they love it too :-)
hi shes due to be wormed again in just over a week and then when she has her jabs (next week) ill get some of the vet, also my partner said that 1 toilet time it looked allmost like jelly which the breeder said is common ?
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congrats on your new puppy!!

personally i would start to switch off bakers for a good food as bakers is probably one of the worst foods out there, it`s basically the mcdonalds of the dog world and can send dogs loopy and upset their tums. obviously the change would need to be done gradually though. i tried a couple of different foods for my boy but he had the runs with them until i put him on skinners fiedl and trial hypoallergenic and only then did his tummy settle down and he`s doing much better for it.

hope she settles down soon, they do tend to be sloppy to begin with anyway i think through stress
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As Daisy has said your girl has had a huge upheavel in her short life and this coupled with the change in water (as your breeder said) will someimes cause an upset tum.

As for the Bakers we have this discussion frequently on this forum as to which is the best food, the upshot whatever works for your dog is the best for her

I would suggest the same as Daisy and wait a while to allow the pup to settle ito her new routine, if she is still loose after say another couple of days the go for the pro kalin
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I went round a work colleagues recently where I met her gorgeous Lab Holly (10yo) she looked amazing and had the most wonderful thick, soft, shiny coat so I enquired what she was fed the answer was Bakers, it obviously suits her
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just to update ive taken cassie to the vets (monday) was told to put her on bland food they gave her a shot of antibiotics as there was blood in the poo and take her back wednesday which i have done today vet said she may have worms as she is holding alot of gas so they have wormed her she is also to stay on bland food was given another shot of antibiotics aswell as tablet form (amex) to use from friday onwards and also kaogel 1ml morning and night vets not overly worried as shes very alert and active,
anyother sugestions ideas would be much appreciated
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Hello and welcome!

Congratulations on your new addition - can we see a photo of her?

Right I see you've spoken to the breeder and been to the Vet so you've probably been through all these options but anyway -

- it is a change, new family, new routine, new water etc so do give her time to settle, try to make sure she's as comfy as possible, does she seem stressed?

- feed only small amounts but at regular intervals and perhaps give water separately to food to her tummy chance particularly if she's a gulper. I'd weigh the food to make sure its the right amount as too much can give them bad tummies. Do you put a little warm water in the food to make it soften, some pups find that easier. If she eats too quickly there are bowls called 'brake fast' and other similar ones which may help.

- it could be an infection - virus/bacteria/worms so make sure her worming is up to date, ask the breeder when she was wormed and what with, some wormers also cause these problems for example my pup was pooly with drontal but is fine with milbemax. The bacteria/virus thing is no reflection on you or the breeder (although puppy farms often have major issues with this so watch out for that) it doesn't mean you're dirty or anything they can pick them up from all sorts inside and out but it will need treating. Did the Vet take samples so they can check for giardia, campylobacter, salmonella etc? It would be a good idea to keep hygiene in check at home, hand washing etc because if she does have some of these things people can catch them too which is especially tricky if you have kids, better to be careful. Make sure she has the full course of the antibiotics even if she appears to get better before the end of the course, its important that she has them all. What have you been given? Metronidiazole is a common one which seems very good but your Vet will know what's best.

- food - well it could be that but if she was ok before she came home and is used to Bakers I wouldn't go straight in changing it as that can make things even worse. What is the bland food the Vet gave you? If you've changed over totally to that it may be an opportunity for you to give her something different to the Bakers as you've come off it anyway. Just don't keep chopping and changing their tums can't cope with it, any change needs to be slow - weeks not days. If you're changing entirely there are a lot of threads with suggestions on LF so I won't get into it here - check out the stickies in each section for some very good guides on feeding and pups in general, the experienced folk have given some excellent advice.

I'm not sure any of that is new or different to what's already been said but its the best of the knowledge I have and I hope it helps a bit.

Sending cuddles to Cassie.
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