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Hi,

We have an 8 month old beagle called Dylan. He's never been particularly interested in his food, although he does eat it. However, lately he seems to be having quite loose poops. He's fine otherwise, not lethargic or anything. He has bags of energy. Do we possibly need to find him a different food?

Please help Dylan's poop!!
 

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Could definitely be the food. If you change it, though, do it gradually by mixing in the new food with the old. Doing a quick switch could upset his stomach more.

Also, I noticed in his pictures he was at the beach. If you are going there a lot and he is digesting some salt water, that could be the culprit, too!
 

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Also, try to feed Dylan the highest quality food you can afford. If you go to this thread: http://www.ourbeagleworld.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=61834#Post61834 and scroll down to Glenda's post, you can read about how to evaluate a food and ratings of food. You also need to make certain that Dylan doesn't have a physical reason for the loose stools. If the loose stools have continued for a while, a check with your vet is adviseable.
 

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Also adding some canned pumkin to his food should help with the looseness. Otherwise if it does not return to solid soon, consult your vet.
 

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The salt water idea is a good one - ours often get runnybum after a trip to the beach... But the type of food can also make a big difference to the quality of the poop so definitely look into trying a different food.

Good luck with operation firm stool!!
 

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A few things that make for loose stool in my guys:

1. Eating dirt
2. Eating poop
3. Medication (like heartworm treatment)
4. Hot and humid weather

I would try the canned pumpkin. If the poo is always loose and runny, that definately take a sample to the vet to check for parasites. Molly had terrible roundworms recently and her poo was very loose.
 

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Originally Posted By: BookerMooseThe salt water idea is a good one - ours often get runnybum after a trip to the beach...

Good luck with operation firm stool!!
Love the name operation firm stool.

It can't be the beach though as he only went there once!
 
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