MY PUPPY IS CONSTANTLY SCRATCHING AND BITING HERSELF AND IS ON A FLEA AND TICK PREVENTATIVE, BUT NOT ONLY THAT HER POOP IS NOT FIRM AND SMELLS AWFUL. I HAVE TOLD THE VET THIS AND THEY CHECKED HER FOR FLEAS AND SAID DIDN’T SEE ANY AND THAT SOME DOGS ARE MORE SENSITIVE THAN OTHERS. WHEN I GOT HER IN AUGUST SHE WAS REPEATEDLY TREATED FOR WORMS. SHE IS NOT SHOWING ANY SIGNS OF STILL HAVING THEM AND I DID LEARN YOU CAN NOT GO BY THE TEST!!!! PLEASE ANYONE IF YOU THINK YOUR DOG MAY HAVE WORMS LOOK AT THEIR POOP!!! HER POOP HAD WORMS ALL IN IT AND I TOOK IT TO THE VET AND SHE WAS TESTED AGAIN AND IT STILL CAME BACK NEGATIVE!!! SHE HAD WORMS!!! MY QUESTION IS I AM FEEDING HER NUTRO ULTRA PUPPY AND BEFORE THAT WAS ZIGNATURE AND ON BOTH FOODS HER POOP IS NOT FIRM AND SMELLS AND THE CONSTANT SCRATCHING AND BITING HERSELF AND I DON’T NOW WHAT FOOD TO PUT HER ON. I WAS LOOKING AT THE WELLNESS CORE PUPPY BUT I WOULD REALLY LIKE ANYONE’S SUGGESTIONS!!!
Your puppy may have an allergy problem or some other problem requiring diagnosis and treatment by a specialist veterinarian. Look for a specialty veterinary clinic in your area.
Just for clarification, does the puppy still have worms? I was not able to tell based on your post if it did or did not. The way I read it she still did. If that is the case, food change is not going to help.
Just bite the bullet and see another vet that listens to you and can explain the discrepancy about the worms and the negative test. Also be aware that the worms you saw may have been dead and they could find no eggs in her stool. If that was the case the vet should have explained it.
Good luck and hope you pup’s poop starts smelling better! 🙂
how old & what breed is your puppy & was she tested for Giardia?
Look for lower protein aound 25%, fat-15% & fiber 4%.
Try “Taste Of The Wild, Sierra Mountain Roasted Lamb all life stages formula excellent for dogs with stomach/bowel problems, it only has 1 meat protein Lamb, it has Sweet Potato & Potato that helps firm sloppy poo’s, has probiotics & purified water… & ask a new vet can you have a 21 day course of Metronidazole (Flagyl), the Metronidazole is an antibiotic for stomach & bowel, having smelly poo isnt good, is the sloppy poo yellow & real smelly, could be Small Intestinal Bacteria Overgrowth (S.I.B.O) or Giardia??
look for kibbles like TOTW & 4Health that are low in fiber 3- 4%max.
“4Health”Special Care Sensitive Stomach formula is also good sold at Tractor Supply shops..
She needs a vet that knows more about stomach & bowel problems….
Or,… alternatively, anyone can take matters more into one’s own hands and start down the path of knowing what is a properly formulated raw canine diet. Easy to say but requires effort. You will be amazed at the power (applied through knowledge) that nutrition science overlaid with the love of your canine companion will bring you.
If so inclined, look up some of my posts and if you are interested in what you see, send me a note. The only feedback I have received on anything is from Anon and Dr Sagman (through LinkedIn) but no substantive discussion is occurring on this forum (with my project).
One approach to take is first gaining some understanding of the canine digestive tract, what its chemistry is designed for versus versus our human ones. Then we started on the personal education of what is kibble, how is it manufactured, then studied up on canine obesity so we understood some of the connectivity, then moved into macro nutrient profiles and learning from Vets specializing in canine nutrition what the macros should range in. Then we started down the road of raw food experimentation on a small scale which led us into planning, designed, manufacturing 100% canine raw menus and food for (our) dogs. The path traveled has been an incredible journey and still continues, albeit we are now in the last 1%-2% of the original project to implement a raw food model so we knew exactly what was in the menu and could correlate causes and results.
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