I’ve been feeding my 14 y.o. mixed breed dog B.B.’s senior formula for a couple of years and he’s gotten along fine on it. Over the past several months his stool has become much more soft to the point of being plain gooey at times. Up until now he always produced firm stool on this food. Our vet hasn’t found any indication of digestive tract issues, so I’m quite puzzled. Any suggestions regarding another brand that might be worth a try?
Seniors can lose some of the natural acidity of the stomach and that affects their ability to digest their food especially proteins, so the first thing I would try is to add apple cider vinegar to his food. I use about 1/2 teaspoon per cup of food and I mix it with water so my dogs don’t all of a sudden get a bite of pure vinegar. You may also want to add a spoonful of pure canned pumpkin to his food.
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