Loose stools

I've been having an ongoing issue with Kananga having loose stools. He's healthy according to the vet and it's determined that it's an anxiety related issue. He doesn't always have loose stool. If he doesn't relieve himself on a timely basis (getting backed up), the stool will come out normal, but on a normal routine they tend to be a bit loose at times.

I came across Eagle Pack Holistic Solution when I was picking up some food for Kananga this evening. I figured it might be worth a try to see if this helps solve the issue.

Has anyone had experience with Eagle Pack products? They must be good if this pet supply store carries them (they are very picky about what they stock) but I have no a clue how their products perform with Basenjis in particular. This seemed like a better approach than trying Purina's FortiFlora, as this appears to be an all-natural product. It was only $11 so I figured why not try it out.

Here's a link to their product: http://www.eaglepack.com/SP_HolisticSolution.html

I have said in the past here, that raw canned pumpkin, unsweeted, works wonders for bowel issues.
It's not expensive, and my dogs love it. Give it a try.

This product looks similar to products that others on this list have used or use.

In concept it sounds good…I'm trying some FOS (prebiotic) with my dogs to see if it helps with their digestion. Whole Dog Journal just had an article on the subject. Inulin is a prebiotic, and possibly the probiotics could help...you would have to consistently give it to him so that the "good" bacteria can build up in sufficient quantity. But who knows if it will solve the particular problem you are having until you give it a try. Pumpkin might work better like Sharron said. Give something a try. Good luck!

And my soapbox speech..."all-natural" is not necessarily better or safer. These products are not regulated so it's difficult to know the quality of them.

@sharronhurlbut:

I have said in the past here, that raw canned pumpkin, unsweeted, works wonders for bowel issues.
It's not expensive, and my dogs love it. Give it a try.

It's on my list of things to try. I'm not sure if he'll eat it. He's very picky when it comes to any type of food.

I have/had the same problem. i do the pumpkin and it has REALLY HELPED/ i also give imodium (7.5ml) mixed with peanutbutter and pumpkin. it helps BIG TIME!!!! i always mix the spoon of pumpkin with a tablespoon of peanutbutter. my REALLLY PICKY eater gobbles it right up. it did not work over nite, it took a few days. and it that did not do it i give the ocassional imodium… sometimes takes 2 doses in one day but it sure works. and it is anxiety that causes his runny stooles. there are also very inexpensive anxiety pills you can give to get a grip on it.

@jonny:

I have/had the same problem. i do the pumpkin and it has REALLY HELPED/ i also give imodium (7.5ml) mixed with peanutbutter and pumpkin. it helps BIG TIME!!!! i always mix the spoon of pumpkin with a tablespoon of peanutbutter. my REALLLY PICKY eater gobbles it right up. it did not work over nite, it took a few days. and it that did not do it i give the ocassional imodium… sometimes takes 2 doses in one day but it sure works. and it is anxiety that causes his runny stooles. there are also very inexpensive anxiety pills you can give to get a grip on it.

Thanks for the tips. What anxiety pills are you referring to? I was thinking it might make sense to attack this issue with an anti-anxiety approach as well.

The good news is I am already seeing improvement with his stools. I started him on this stuff yesterday and this morning he did not have runny stools at all. I'm hoping this will kick start a proper digestion for him.

Houston

Otis sometimes battles loose stool as well and I will give him the pumpkin remedy, it usually work great, if for some reason it doesn't I give him Slipper Elm bark in liquid form as well as Fortiflora. The slipper elm works great and is natural, the brand I have is Animals Apawthecary's Slipper Elm..The Fortiflora he pas prescribed a few months ago, when he got so sick on his Metcam that he was prescribed due to his car accident, I still give him some of that every few weeks, for a day or two..he seems to do really good on it. Otis is on the raw diet and his system is definitely more sensitive then my other non b's, so he has diarrhea more frequently than them. This remedies keep his system in check.

I use canned pumpkin with solid results. No pun intended. (-:

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