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Help ! I recently (3 weeks ago) changed Bella's diet to a 4.8* grain free wet food, the transition has been going great and she has been really enjoying it. I have noticed over the three weeks that her stools have been becoming a lot smaller and a lot drier which I thought was great too. This morning however when I let her out for her toilet she was squatting to poo, nothing came out and she was yelping could her poo be so dry that now she can't go ? What can I give her ? Shall I persevere with the food as it is very good quality ? Please help.
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I think the food you are feeding is to heavy for such a small dog, give her a spoon of olive oil to help the system, and get her back on what you used to give.
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I think the food you are feeding is to heavy for such a small dog, give her a spoon of olive oil to help the system, and get her back on what you used to give.
Do you think ? It's such a great food, I've added half a teaspoon of olive oil today and a tablespoon of water to hopefully get things going, I was planning on adding water to it from now on even though it's a wet food.
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Also forgot to mention her poops have been a bit paler than usual, is that a problem with her liver ? Could a good food really make her unwell ? Bit freaked out tbh.
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I wouldn't give up on the food due to one issue with constipation.
To get things moving I would feed liver, it is a great bowel mover. Lots of people feed cooked pumpkin too.
What is the food you are feeding?
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Thanks Stella, it's Wainwrights grain free wet variety, it scored 4.8 on dog food advisor so I hope it's ok.
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I haven't heard of people having problems with it, maybe some other members who feed it can share their experiences?
A teaspoonful of coconut oil will also help to get things moving.
What was she eating before?
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Coconut oil is great for this problem. I give mine about 8 drops every day. A teaspoon sure should work!!!
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