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I adopted Marley in Dec. 16. He was diagnosed with hook worms at the shelter so he was given meds to eliminate them. For the first few days he was hesitant to eat and had very soft stool. So maybe I thought it was due to the worms and that he had to adjust to his new food and possibly a little nervous.

It has been a little over 2 weeks since I've had him and his stool is still very soft and today it was almost completely pasty. (Sorry for the graphic description). There had been times where it has been close to normal though. After 5 days I called the vet and was told to feed him white rice, boiled chicken, and cottage cheese. I've been doing so and no luck. So tomorrow at 11 we will be at the vet getting Marley Stumps checked out..

Hopefully is nothing serious.
 

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Hope Marley has a good vet visit. Have you tried a small amount of pumpkin to firm up the stool? Doesn't always work but worth a try.
 

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Thank you all. Everything went well with Marley today, he is worm free. The doctor prescribed Hills prescription diet (i/d Gastrointestinal health). He said the food should fix his stomach up. Everything else looks good and Marley is one healthy Basset!
 

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I'm so glad Marley is doing OK. He's one lucky Basset to have been adopted by you. I'm sure he'll do great and can't wait to here updates on how things are going.
 

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We had the loose stool problem with Nitro too. Our vet said to try different foods. They also suggested giving him some plain yogurt, about a teaspoon mixed in with his food. The the most part he is fine now, but as a typical basset, he seems to find the most peculiar things to eat, and then he has loose stools again for a day or two.
 

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We had the loose stool problem with Nitro too. Our vet said to try different foods. They also suggested giving him some plain yogurt, about a teaspoon mixed in with his food. The the most part he is fine now, but as a typical basset, he seems to find the most peculiar things to eat, and then he has loose stools again for a day or two.
Marley is the same way. Today I brought him to my parents house and they have 2 dachshund that are on a raw food diet and their bowls were down on the floor full of food when we got there. Well I let Marley of the leash said hi to everyone by the time I get to Marley both bowl were empty. So I guess we are going to have to wait for the afternoon walk see how everything is.:(
 

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Thank you all. Everything went well with Marley today, he is worm free. The doctor prescribed Hills prescription diet (i/d Gastrointestinal health). He said the food should fix his stomach up. Everything else looks good and Marley is one healthy Basset!
Daisy eats Hills i/d too and it has really helped make her poo "normal" It also helps that she loves it and chows it down like it is Basset nip. She wasn't too enthusiastic about the Eukanuba she was eating before. Too bad it's so expensive! We will have to try something new out soon. I hope the ID helps Marley.
 

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Marley is the same way. Today I brought him to my parents house and they have 2 dachshund that are on a raw food diet and their bowls were down on the floor full of food when we got there. Well I let Marley of the leash said hi to everyone by the time I get to Marley both bowl were empty. So I guess we are going to have to wait for the afternoon walk see how everything is.:(
Crafty little Devil!!!!:rolleyes:
 

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Daisy eats Hills i/d too and it has really helped make her poo "normal" It also helps that she loves it and chows it down like it is Basset nip. She wasn't too enthusiastic about the Eukanuba she was eating before. Too bad it's so expensive! We will have to try something new out soon. I hope the ID helps Marley.
Yeah i very expensive. Marley loves the food, he eats it sooo fast. I'm going to have to feed him slowly to avoid problems.
 
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