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Hi everyone. I'm not sure if what I've read about butt baths here is what I'm talking about, but here goes. Keeper will be fine with bms for several weeks and then have one that is just a mess caught in his hair (he's in full coat) and he can't drop it. Of course this entails a really messy cleanup and bathing his rear end repeatedly.

I try hard not to give him too much soft food. He eats 1/2 cup of Life's Abundance with Wellness Chicken stew added and not much of that. This is divided into two meals. He is 11 lbs. and certainly healthy. I do notice that this happens when he's been on an 'Im starved' jag. He is not always eager to eat but, for instance, the past four days you would have thought he'd not eaten in days and ate breakfast and dinner with great enthusiasm.

Any help from experienced folks is appreciated. What an ungodly mess and the towel laundry is in the works!

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I suspect, simply, that Keeper has eaten something in the yard that has caused this! My four all have their "times" with potty issues and I can always follow it back to them eating something they should not have in the yard. The fact that the incidents are far apart - I doubt there is anything of concern.

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Thanks much. We live on a golf course so no yard to wander in and when he's walked (a lot), he's really watched so I don't think eating something verboten happens much. I continue to think this is somehow associated with his diet and digestive habits.

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Hi everyone. I'm not sure if what I've read about butt baths here is what I'm talking about, but here goes. Keeper will be fine with bms for several weeks and then have one that is just a mess caught in his hair (he's in full coat) and he can't drop it. Of course this entails a really messy cleanup and bathing his rear end repeatedly.

I try hard not to give him too much soft food. He eats 1/2 cup of Life's Abundance with Wellness Chicken stew added and not much of that. This is divided into two meals. He is 11 lbs. and certainly healthy. I do notice that this happens when he's been on an 'Im starved' jag. He is not always eager to eat but, for instance, the past four days you would have thought he'd not eaten in days and ate breakfast and dinner with great enthusiasm.

Any help from experienced folks is appreciated. What an ungodly mess and the towel laundry is in the works!

Thanks, Shirley H.
You said...."He eats 1/2 cup of Life's Abundance with Wellness Chicken stew added ". What types of food are these, Kibblle ?

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Hi Dave, Life's Abundance is a premium kibble developed by Dr. Jane Bick and you can find it on the net. Wellness Chicken Stew is one of Wellness's canned 'flavors'--really looks like stew with small chicken chunks and veggies. It is a natural and grain-free food. Looks good enough for lunch.

It's a mystery.

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Hi Dave, Life's Abundance is a premium kibble developed by Dr. Jane Bick and you can find it on the net. Wellness Chicken Stew is one of Wellness's canned 'flavors'--really looks like stew with small chicken chunks and veggies. It is a natural and grain-free food. Looks good enough for lunch.

It's a mystery.

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That's fine, I though you might be mixing two different kibbles, which isn't recommended. Record what exactly you give even treats and you might see some correlation as to what is causing the runs. LOL.

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Again thanks, Dave. I'll watch the treats which we are careful about anyway, but the problem is not the 'runs'. It's just a thick stool that isn't hard enough to eliminate in the usual way and gets caught in his hair. Told you this was an indelicate question!

I'm wondering if his much-loved sweet potato treats might be to blame. Again he doesn't get a ton of treats but some of course.

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This happens to Lizzie now and again. I can always tell when she has some stuck to her hair as she won't walk. Sometimes I just gently shake her bottom and it falls of and other times I can cut it and then there are those times she has to have the "butt bath". Why not try giving his bottom a trim. HTH

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Hi Lynne,

About an hour or so ago, I'd have been reaching for the scissors, but Keeper is showing so that's a 'no-no'. Alas.

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Hi Lynne,

About an hour or so ago, I'd have been reaching for the scissors, but Keeper is showing so that's a 'no-no'. Alas.

Shirley
AAAAhhhhh the joys of showing. I was beginning to wonder why this wasn't your first option.

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