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Offline SandyStern

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Wiping away tears of joy
« on: November 30, 2017, 07:48:02 PM »
My dog is no longer having chronic loose stools punctuated by episodes of diarrhea. 
He needed exactly the right ratio of high-fiber kibble (which is low calorie and low fat) and high protein kibble which is full of nutrients but too rich. 

Well, I have finally nailed it.  My dog is producing museum-quality poop on a predictable schedule, and I have been texting pictures of said poop to my best friend, his long-suffering veterinarian.

Deep sigh.  For GSD people, it doesn't get much better than this.

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Re: Wiping away tears of joy
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2017, 07:54:57 PM »
 :congratulations:

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Re: Wiping away tears of joy
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2017, 07:55:52 PM »
Lol, I felt about the same when I found the right food for Solomon.  For awhile, he threw up most mornings and had recurrent diarrhea.  Now his poops are perfect and he only throws up like once every two or three weeks.

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Re: Wiping away tears of joy
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2017, 08:52:25 PM »
Hooray! I'm glad that you've gotten it figured out!

For some reason, it's immensely funny to me that your vet's phone has been going off all day and is now full of pictures of your dog's poop.
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Re: Wiping away tears of joy
« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2017, 09:15:29 PM »
Jubi had some poop issues as a puppy and it was really stressful. I'm glad your SD has pristine poo now.  :wink:
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Re: Wiping away tears of joy
« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2017, 09:44:24 PM »
I can only imagine how stressful that would be. So happy for you. Sad that we get so excited over poop.
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Re: Wiping away tears of joy
« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2017, 09:55:41 PM »
Awesome! So happy it's all figured out! Cindi had a poo issue as well that started the beginning of this semester and lasted about a month. It drove me absolutely bonkers! Especially because I hadn't changed her food and she hadn't gotten into anything. It was the worst, and I remember how happy I was when her poo finally came out nice and normal! I was so happy! So I get ya.

I also sometimes have to ask random members of my family to identify dog poo colors for me. It's fun dragging someone out to the backyard and pointing at a big pile of... well, poo and demanding to know the color for my dogs safety! Haha! I'm sure your friend is happy for you and your dog too!  :biggrin:
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Re: Wiping away tears of joy
« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2017, 04:33:15 AM »
Everyone should have a veterinarian as a close friend. And nothing could embarrass mine-- she's a reproductive specialist, so if you ask about her day, you're going to hear a lot about how she  . . . uh, obtains the semen, and what she does with it.  Waiters have been known to back slowly away from our table.

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Re: Wiping away tears of joy
« Reply #8 on: December 01, 2017, 11:09:05 AM »
So glad to hear! Poop issues are so stressful.
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Re: Wiping away tears of joy
« Reply #9 on: December 01, 2017, 12:02:36 PM »
Yay!!! A solid poop is SO hard to get. You'd think a decent food goes in, decent poop comes out, but noo. It's like playing tetris and you can't see the peices at the bottom.
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Re: Wiping away tears of joy
« Reply #10 on: December 02, 2017, 08:52:43 AM »
YAY!!!!  :cheer: :cheer:
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