A little gross (Dog Poop) but hoping someone can help me

Discussion in 'Cane Corso' started by Richie, Nov 2, 2020.

  1. Richie

    Richie Active Member

    Note: I have a duplicate thread in "Health and Nutritional Care" it didn't get much traction so I'm posting here. Just in case someone has some advise.

    First for anyone who may be offended I'm concerned about my dog's poop so if this bothers you turn back now:

    I have a 21 week old Cane Corso. Since I brought him home at 8 weeks he's always had soft to very soft poops. I've mentioned this to the Vet and all of his vet visits have been fine. He's not lethargic, eat's good, good weight gain (about 70lbs), high energy...etc.

    I first realized there was problem, when would I take him to potty, he would go almost immediately, then I would take him for a short walk. During the walk, he would poop in the streets (country subdivision no sidewalks) and it would be runny...

    In addition to twice going through the process with the vet of (bland can food, and transitioning him back to his kibble). I changed his food and still see the same result.

    I started him on Diamond Natural Large Breed Puppy food for about a 6 weeks. He loved the food but still had soft poops... In hopes of getting a different result, I transitioned him to Pro Pac Ultimate Chicken Meal and Brown Rice Large Breed Puppy Food he's been on it for about 4 weeks.

    These were chosen 1) Budget and 2) Rated high https://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/

    I'm getting the same result.

    His potty routine is like this:
    1) Go potty this poop is usually normal or soft. Sometimes he would go twice
    2) Go for a short walk 1/8 to 1/4 mile round trip
    3) Go back to potty location.... poop is almost always soft or runny

    Since he is a puppy, I feed 3 times a day and he goes potty about 5 hours after eating except overnight when it's much longer.

    Is this something I should be concerned about? Should I change his food again? I hate to keep going to the vet if it's nothing... They have told me they don't see any parasites or reason for concern but it does seem normal...

    A small issue for me is it makes it hard for me to take my puppy to the park (not dog park) or other places because I don't know when he's going to poop and when he does in most cases it's runny which makes it hard to clean up behind him. Currently I take a roll of paper towel and plastic grocery store bags with me when we go out.

    I appreciate any advice that can be shared.
  2. sadhbhsdad

    sadhbhsdad Active Member

    Hi Richie,
    I'm a raw feeder and very rarely have had to deal with soft stool. Have you considered feeding raw as an option ?
    I wonder if you need to get some good natural gut bacteria into your pup ?
    Good luck.
  3. mmmcc

    mmmcc Well-Known Member

    I ended up with Iams large breed for the same reason after trying more expensive brands.
    Second, are you overfeeding him?
    Good luck!
  4. Richie

    Richie Active Member

    Thanks for the reply, I haven't really considered raw... I have a yard and could feed him outside but the mess is a bit more that I'm willing to deal with. When you talk about good natural gut bacteria, are you talking via a raw diet or is there an additive I can add to his food? At the recommendation of my vet, I've ordered a probiotic that I will add to his diet to see if that helps.
  5. Richie

    Richie Active Member

    Thanks for the post... This is what I'm looking for, if anyone has had a similar issue and what they did to fix it.

    Like they say the best dog food is the one your dog does best on:)
    WRT to over feeding, I just follow the guideline that' posted on the bag. I've never received an feedback from the vet about him looking overweight. I sit his food out give him about 20 minutes to eat (he's an aggressive eater so it usually takes much less) after that I pick up his bowls...
  6. sadhbhsdad

    sadhbhsdad Active Member

    I feed 500g (1.1lb) of raw green tripe (either beef or lamb) once a week, a little smelly but she loves it.
    With luck the probiotic will help.
    Keep us updated.
  7. mmmcc

    mmmcc Well-Known Member

    Instructions on the bag are intend to sell more, lol.
    Dog may look ok but will get rid off extra food by p**ping it out.
    IAMS shows 6 cups /day for dog 120-140#. I feed 4 cups a day. Each feeding 2cups=16pz.
    He gets in addition little treats during the training sessions but not a lot.
    Works for me.
  8. Richie

    Richie Active Member

    This is the first I heard of green tripe, I did some searches on it, and it sounds like an option. I'll discuss with my vet. Thanks for the info...

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