Labrador soft poo and anal gland issues!

Discussion in 'Labrador health' started by sars74, Jan 11, 2023.

  1. sars74

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    our 18 month old lab has been on various kibble/cold pressed. he's currently on Millie's wolfheart utility (fish) he's very good on this- well behaved but his poo is soft and has been for a while, which then gives us issues with anal glands. need a food that keeps poo hard and doesn't irritate him- tried wolfworthy and his behaviour went down hill - he didn't tolerate it well. He'll literally eat any food- but want something reasonably priced good quality that hardens the poo!
    suggestions please
     
  2. Edp

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    Millies is a fabulous food. Meg is on it with no problems. Could you change flavour or feed a bit less. Over feeding can cause soft poos. Meg is on Farmers mix with perfect poos. Also with Millies you can chat to a nutitionalist, maybe worth a call.
     
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    hi, as he’s had soft pops he’s on the lowest amount and we’re quite strict on not feeding him extra. He’s now losing weight ( half a kilo) and still soft- always had this issue- vets just say change food add more fibre. Hes on the fish only with Millie’s 50/50 but that’s also low fat so he’s not gaining weight. The various supplements that are meant to help harden poo have done nothing. So he’s just had his anal glands done at the vets- completely full- they’ve said to maybe up his food but split it into 3 meals. Think we’ll try another mix from Millie’s and see how it goes.
    Thanks
     
  4. J.D

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    My lab had many issues with kibble and loose stools. He has also had a leaking anal gland in the past. Following a cancer diagnosis I switched him to raw food. The stools are hard and quite crumbly which is a characteristic of raw fed dogs. No loose stools or leaking glad for the last 2 years. He is now 5. Worth a try.
     

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