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Hello, I'm a new puppy owner and I'm looking for some advice about my Whippet puppy please

Discussion in 'Puppy Forum' started by Deborah Bennett, Apr 22, 2020.

  1. Deborah Bennett

    Deborah Bennett New Member Registered

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    Our Whippet puppy is six months old and when we take him out for walks he does the runniest poops which make it really difficult to clean up afterwards. He does normal poops in the garden it's just while we're out and about. Has anyone got experience of this or any advice please?
     
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  3. JudyN

    JudyN Moderator Moderator Registered

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    My lurcher's garden poos are much better than his afternoon walk poos - I reckon all that excitements shifts food theough their system too quickly.

    What do you food your whippet - make and specific variety?
     
  4. Deborah Bennett

    Deborah Bennett New Member Registered

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    He has Wainwrights dried puppy food.
    Not sure it's the food, as it happens whatever time of day we take him out.
     
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    The food could have some effect on what comes out though - and how much comes out - even if his digestive system does go into overdrive when he's on a walk. Wainwrights do different dry puppy foods - is the one you're using grain free? Grain acts pretty much as a filler, so often results in more poo. Raw meat diets are renowned for producing smaller, less frequent, firmer poos so may be worth considering.

    If he has a calm on-lead walk are his poos better? Or, being a 6-month-old whippet, does this never happen? ;-)

    I'm not an expert, though, so it might be best to have a word with your vet (you can probably get an online/phone appointment). Just be aware that they may want to move him to a 'prescription diet' which might not be needed, and they may also be against raw feeding - the nutritional training that vets get is limited so many are unwilling to recommend it.
     
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    I had one where he couldn't handle the treats I was using while training. First poo was sloppy,he was getting rid of the treats. The second one was normal which was his food. I changed the treats and everything went back to normal.

    May have nothing to to do with your dogs problem but it's just a thought.
     
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    My Whippets poos are normally good, but when I took her to racing, (wonder if she will ever get the chance to go again), if she did a poo before then it was firm. But if she did one after a run it was very sloppy. I can only assume it was a combination of the exercise and the adrenaline. So its possible your pup is the same.
     
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    They race whippets 10 mins away from me
     
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    Rinkydinkydo, I'm happy with my local club, its just with the COVID-19 restrictions coming after a wet Autumn we have only managed two days racing since early October. It is a very enjoyable day when we go though, dogs all excited and loving it. I tend to think my Folly does not blink when we are there in case she misses something. Over the years their have been the odd people come to watch and they are always impressed.
     
  10. Deborah Bennett

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    Thank you, I think it might be due to excitement, we did a very calm stroll this afternoon with lots of sniffing and no running and everything seemed normal. I'll just have to carry a second bottle of water to clean up when we go out for a run, he does love to run!
     
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    Deborah Bennett, He is a Whippet and they all love to run, and watching them really stretch out is a joy. Well it is to me anyway.
     
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