Looking for some advice here to calm my crazy mind!
We have 2 Doodles- Bella, she is just under 8.5 years and Gracie, just under 7.5 years. Bella is 65ish pounds and Gracie is 15ish.
Bella has ALWAYS had a sensitive tummy- give her too many of a new treat? Loose stool. Swithced her food on acident from chicken to turkey Loose stool. Never been an incontence issues- really just I notice it in the yard. Maybe 2-3 times over the 8 years we have had her I can remember her having an "accident".
On 11/8, she got into a bag of Dasuqin (literally yoinked it out from under the pantry door!). There were maybe 10-12 chews left, and NutraMax lady almost giggled a little when I asked about toxicity- not in a mean way, in a "you have nothing to worry about" and told me toxico for her size would be like 300 chews and to possibly expect some extra urination and possible vomiting or diarreha. Later that week, she had some looser stools, firmed up, looser again- and finally totally back to normal as of Saturday. To be fair, once they loosened up, I added rice and pumpkin (2 TSP- first time I think I gave too much) and then was weaning her off- so I wasn't too nervous about the on and off and it was only liquid the one time. So she is now back 100% on her kibble- she did steal some of Gracie's wet food yesterday afternoon- Gracie has a lot of missing teeth so she gets more wet food than Bella, who maybe gets a tiny scoop to stop the jealousy, LOL!
This morning around 5:30 AM- totally normal, 100% perfect stool from Bella. We have an auto feeder as she throws up bile if she goes too long between her feedings, and we have gone back to work 3 days in the office and 2 remote. Accidentally hit her auto feeder from my phone at 10am, so she got a little bit of extra food. Sometime between when we left around 7:30 and 2pm- one of them had a loose stool on the stairs. It's hard to tell which one- I was told that it was smaller but a little loose/runny, but normal color. Bella had her lunch as usual at noon. Gracie does not eat unless she is hungry- Bella is a HOG! So, it is possible it COULD have been Gracie, but my gut says otherwise. Gracie is our more accidnet porone dog- but usually pee.
I did forget to give her pumpkin and blueberries with her dinner last night- we usually give 2 TSP pumpkin and 5 frozen berries to her with her last meal. Doubtful that is the issue since I don't think she would have had a normal stool this AM if it was. She gets 4 meals a day, 1/2 cup each- 5:30 AM, 12PM, 5PM, and 9:30PM. She is on Royal Canin Hepatic- had some higher ALT liver enzymes- did all kinds of testing with the answer of protien or copper sensitive. 323 calories per cup of food, for refrence. She had ZERO symptoms and her bloodwork has been 100% normal since the switch.
Am I overfeeding her while we are gone? I feel like that has to be some of it- since I was home with them yesterday and she didn't poop until around 5PM, and then not again until this morning. She is acting totally, 100% normal, and I am feeling like a health issue would have contant issues vs improvement to nroaml and then a slightly looser stool. I gave her a mini exam (OCD, I know)- eyes/ears/lymph nodes all normal, CRT and resps normal...
Any thoughts on what else I can do? Or am I just going to have to really watch her meal timing? Also, if anyone has any low copper/low protien diet altneratives- I would appreciate it! Like I said- might not be Bella, but my paranoid pregnancy brain is telling me otherwise ;) We did know she had an accident last week- but that was my fault for giving her too many Plaque Off chews- like I said sensitive stomach, plus my pregnancy brain- and I had JUST started reintroducing them and totally forgot I had already given them to her...
TIA and thanks for reading :)