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Black labrador with runny poo

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phoenixrose314 Mon 18-Jan-16 16:40:02

Hi all, really hoping you can help me. Our Labrador is coming up for nine years old, no problems apart from typical dodgy hips. He's been on the same food (Iams) for about four years now and we've never had a problem with his stools until recently. Now when we walk him, his poos are very soft to the touch and he will do several of them, the last ones basically just liquid.

Any ideas as to what might be wrong with him? Do we need to get him to the vets? He doesn't seem like he's in pain, still wolfs down his food and plays well at the park. But his poos haven't been solid for over two weeks now - usually if something has upset his stomach the gets over it within three days but this is carrying on and we're getting worried.

Please help!!!

hellhasnofurylikeahungrywoman Mon 18-Jan-16 16:49:26

I would take him to the vets firstly to rule out any health problems if his health is good then I would also tweak the amount of food he is getting, over feeding can cause soft/runny stools and dogs often need less food as they age.

Wordsaremything Fri 29-Jan-16 17:40:24

Vet. Is his wormer up to date? For mild tummy upsets mine are prescribed canikur- unappealing brown gunge that does something to the gut flora. Works a dream.

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