My 4 year old pug is eating same food she managed before llightly boiled egg & Chappie dried food for breakfast & chappie wet food, sometimes poached chicken. This worked fine when I acquired her 3 months ago after a shaky start. Now after being away 10 days she has started pooing once/twice in the night & goes about 2/3 poos more a day. (breakfast 7.30 after walk and supper 7pm with 10pm last walk) Is it stress & will it settle. If she HAS to go I feel I should hold of caging her at night. It feels like she has regressed as normally a very good clean dog. At my wits end as also care for stroke affected fiance and will not be able to cope with both! I would be very grateful for suggestions....would a few teaspoons of plain yoghurt help anything? With thanks, Charlotte
PS. for info Ruby never had puppies with her breeder. It didnt 'take'. She was spayed just before I got her. I had asked a vet this question in the first month & she had paste & inection but nothing wrong.
I am happy to wait to arrive at an answer. For additional info if it did not reach you, Ruby was spayed just before she reached me but healed well, she never has had puppies. Her first breeder and owner fed her mostly home cooked food, but that is not an option for me and first vet suggested Chappie when she other things werent agreeing with her, and she will eat it. This morning she did not make a mess but still very loose and went 3 times today. We shall see what happens in the morning.
I look forward to hearing from your expert. Regards Charlotte
Sorry to keep you waiting the internet connection keeps cutting out. Anyway thank you for your response after your long experience. For your further information I had given Ruby vets worming pills just before I left. She has managed a 2nd night without mess but always has pretty loose stools unlike our pug 20 years ago where vet recommended Eukanuba & result was more like rabbit pellets! So Ruby IS returning to more normal & wlll follow your advice.When you talk to pug breeders they throw up their hands at the idea of commercial dried food however good. However as OAPs I was going for the Ford of dog foods not Rolls Royce! But I am allergic to soy so will investigate further. I will see what Hills prescription diet will do. Thank you for your suggestions. Charlotte