Softening stools for a dog on "bed rest"?

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loveyouradvice Tue 03-Mar-20 20:15:44

Any top tips? Not taking his regular exercise so seems to have harder stools which don't come out so easily....

He seems to drink a lot but otherwise its dry kibble, with a little yogurt, kefir, venison bones, a bit of sardine, celery juice and the occasional bit of raw mince or cheese ......Yes that sounds eccentric: we basically add a bit of the healthy stuff we are having!

I'm now starting to add a little oat bran and linseed.... but anyone have a better idea?

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TeacupRex Tue 03-Mar-20 21:02:22

My vet told me that fruits/vegetables will make their poo softer. Carrots, a little broccoli, canned pumpkin, apples, banana, if your dog will eat them!

Pigletpoglet Wed 04-Mar-20 18:57:28

We had this recently and we added cooked, mashed veg - usually sweet potato and/or butternut squash, carrot and whatever was in the bottom of the fridge. Worked a treat. We cooked up a big pan full, then froze plastic tubs of it and just got them out as needed.

sillysmiles Thu 05-Mar-20 14:26:23

Liquid Parafin oil.
Will help pass.
Had to do this when our guy was constipated. We got it from the vets.

loveyouradvice Thu 19-Mar-20 12:53:12

Thanks all - he is now getting better fed than us!

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