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Q: Q: My dog is suffering from loose/soft stools, why could this be?

 

Q: My dog is suffering from loose/soft stools, what advice can you give me?

A: Has he been eating too much? Has he been scavenging and eating rubbish? He may be reacting to an ingredient in his diet - Avoid the 4 main dietary allergens wheat, beef, soya and dairy products. All Arden Grange foods are free from these allergens, so should be easily utilised by even the most sensitive digestive system. The Arden Grange Sensitive is often beneficial for pets with dietary allergies, and the Adult Salmon & Rice is very easy on the digestion. When dogs and cats suffer from diarrhoea, it is their fat digestion enzymes which suffer the most. For this reason, a few days on a bland, low-fat home-prepared diet such as lean chicken or white fish served with boiled rice or mashed potato (fed little and often) is often helpful and will allow the digestion a chance to eliminate residual fat which may have accumulated within the large bowel. Non-dairy probiotics can be very helpful in cases whereby the friendly bowel flora need a helping hand, but if you are caught short a little banana or live yogurt added to each meal may be of benefit (but don’t give yogurt if your pet is known to be lactose intolerant or has a dairy allergy). Bacterial infections are common, so if things don’t clear up quickly or your cat or dog is unwell in himself, don’t hesitate to call your vet.
RESOURCES: “DEALING WITH DIARRHOEA” & “ADVERSE FOOD REACTIONS” FACT SHEETS
Arden Grange can review your pet’s diet and help you to identify what may be problematic ingredients and/or other possible causes of the symptoms so that concerned owners avoid a situation that many find themselves in (i.e. trying many different diets to no avail because the root cause of the problem fails to be identified).

 

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