Poop is not the nicest subject to discuss, but I'm driving myself crazy.
(I did post this on the FB page, so if this is a repeat, sorry about that)
Teddy has been on Simply Nourish since we brought him home (switched him slowly from Royal Canine) back in March/April. He's been doing pretty well on it all this time; there were days where he didn't eat at all, but the vet said sometimes little ones can be finicky like that and Teddy was growing well. Every so often his poop would be really soft. (a few here on the forum also told me NOT to give in to Teddy being picky with his food)
About a month ago I noticed his poop was soft more often than not and he even had a few bouts of diarrhea; 1-2 days a week for two weeks) I thought it was the treats we were giving him, so we stopped all treats except the small training treats (Pet Botanics Training Reward) he's had for months and months. We thought we would add back one kind of treat at a time to see which one, if any, was causing it.
The past two weeks he's been eating VERY well and his poops were little "tootsie rolls", with a day or so here and there being soft and a few times VERY soft where it's almost impossible to pick up. I found out my hubby was giving him one of his biscuits once in the morning (he says he doesn't remember me telling him NO treats, UGH MEN!!)...so now I've bundled them all & put them away completely. And the past 4 days has only had the training treats. Well, he left us a 'present' the other day when we were out for an hour. And just now, he had an extremely soft poop that I had to pull out grass to get it up...he also took a few steps, had a few more 'droplets' and then another few steps. <sigh> The last being what looked like mucus.
I just bought a brand new bag of his food and I'm not sure I should continue to give it to him. I know you should change food gradually, but all I have is this brand new bag.
I did a LOT of research before switching him to Simply Nourish & Dog Adviser gave this food a very high rating.
Anyone have any ideas? I'm about to bake treats from scratch and now not sure I should do that!
I KNOW some of you are going to say to give him RAW food...I can tell you that isn't going to happen in this house.
Is it possible that the last bag of food was 'bad'?? It takes him about 4-5 weeks to go through a bag of food.