We are first time dog owners and have a 6 month old puppy, we've had him from 11 weeks and no health issues, always flead and wormed etc and he's a very happy, confident, friendly chap. Perfect dog in most ways, but his poo is really getting me down. When we first got him he would poo at least 10 times a day so the vet advised us to change his food, so we put him on James Wellbeloved grain free at their advice. The poos went down to between 5-7 a day but loose in the afternoons. First two in the morning are firm and great, then the rest of the afternoon they get looser until we're scraping it off the grass. (It's not watery and I wouldn't quite class it as diarrhoea though) Vet advised us to change food again so we put him on Wainwrights (not grain free anymore). He's settled down now, only having 5 a day regularly and we can predict exactly when these will be, but the same pattern of first 2 nice and firm, 3rd one fairly loose and last 2 we're scraping up. Saw the vet again and took samples for them to test but they said it's too expensive and pointless to test so they just treated him for everything anyway. They said if it was gastro issues we'd see results within a day or two of finishing treatment but we didn't, he hasn't changed. They also said not to change his food anymore as 3 lots of food was quite a lot for him to get used to and he'd settle down on it eventually, but he hasn't. We did think it might have been the hot weather contributing to it, but it's been cooler now for a while and no change. He is fed 3 times a day, in the middle of the recommended amounts as he's a big and greedy boy but we don't want to over feed, and apart from 4 or 5 training treats on a walk in the evening he has nothing else. We've tried stool firming tablets, boiled rice etc and nothing at all has helped. I've heard pumpkin helps but can't get hold of any. I'd love some advice please!