Basset Hounds Forum banner
1 - 4 of 4 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
230 Posts
I have a question.

My basset hound, Fred is 10mths old. I can't find the right food for him. As a small puppy, he started on Purina Puppy chow until the vet told me to take him off of it. I switched him to IAMS Smart puppy. He was eating that until the food recall, because I got a hold to a bad batch of IAMS. I switched him AGAIN to Kibbles and Bits. He ate it for a while, but it started to make him itch. Now, he is on Nutro - Natural Choice small puppy bites for sensitive stomachs and now, he has light-green soft-to-loose stools.

PLEASE HELP!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
230 Posts
Soft green stools aren't normal--would suggest taking a stool sample to the vet and having the vet check him over. Once you have that part sorted out, you can take him off puppy food. Young male bassets are prone to developing panosteitis, a painful bony condition that causes lameness. This happens when they grow too fast, and high calorie puppy food may contribute to this process. Adult food or food especially formulated for large breed puppies would be better than regular puppy food at this age.[/b]
I'm so afraid now. This morning was the first time he has had this type of stool. Does he need emergency care? I'm so afraid for Fred.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
230 Posts
Probably not, unless he seems acutely ill. But try to have him seen within the next day or two, unless his condition changes.[/b]
The soonest I can have him seen is Friday. I'm going to take him off of that food starting today. Do I need to let him fast for a day?
 
1 - 4 of 4 Posts
Top