Diarrhoea and constipation in dogs – the cause, if there is no underlying medical condition, is most likely from, too much fat and too much bone – e.g. a pig trotter that is both very bony and very fatty, or a duck carcass which is also bony and fatty. Some dogs can tolerate this for occasional meals, yet new to raw dogs and/or dogs with sensitive constitutions can’t, so always feed according to the health of your dog.
When monitoring your dog’s stool, bear the following in mind:
Too much bone = constipation (some dogs can only have 10% bone or less, some as much as 25% – each dog is different)
- Too little bone = loose stools
- Too much organ = loose stools (introduce organ nice and slowly)
- Too much fat/skin too soon = loose stools (build up fat and skin content nice and slowly)
The key is start with 1 protein and when stools are good introduce a different protein, repeat until you have a varied diet.
If you dog has a sensitive stomach and often suffers from diarrhoea and constipation, you may like to try our Low Purine formula, which is specially designed for dogs suffering from kidney disease, bladder stones, and liver problems.