I have a four month old puppy, when I take him out for his walks after work he has five or six, sometimes more bowel movements. The first couple are normal, but the rest gradually get softer and softer. To the point that i’m not even able to pick them up, the last couple are liquid. I don’t know what to do.
He is healthy, fifty pounds, great coat and tons of energy. I have been feeding him ‘Canadian Naturals’ I was told it’s a great food and aside from this one problem things are normal. I had him checked by a vet when I got him and he’s clean of any bugs. Do you think it could be the food? Do you have a food that you would recommend?
It’s not normal for a pup to have so many bowel movements, and I would suggest you take him back to your vet for a check up first of all. Although he didn’t have worms/parasites when you first got him, he could have them now. Coccidiosis is fairly common in puppies after any sort of stressful event – such as coming into a new home – and it could be that your pup has these parasites.
However, it could also be that he is sensitive (or even allergic) to an ingredient/ingredients in the food you are using. Just because a food is a ‘good’ one, that doesn’t mean that a pup can’t have a sensitivity to a particular component, it just makes it less likely.
I’d recommend trying one of the foods that you’ll see on my Hypoallergenic Dog Food page as these are less likely to cause problems. However, it will take about 6 weeks or more before you will be able to evaluate whether or not there is an improvement.
Hope this helps, best of luck.