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    Misha's poos are well formed and quite large. She doesn't have diarrhoea or constipation (sorry it's such a yucky subject!), but has to have her anal glands manually emptied every couple of months. Yesterday the vet suggested adding a teaspoon of Metamucil to her food each day.
    I have spent hours this morning researching adding fibre to diets and I'm still unsure what to do!

    Metamucil is usually added to liquid and I'm concerned she won't drink enough if I add it to her food. Has anyone had experience with this?
    A lot of the info on the internet recommends adding a teaspoon of cooked pumpkin instead.

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    Hi 'grevillea47',

    Does your pup get any type of bones at all ?

    I have found that giving bones - particularly the ones they can eat totally, usually sorts this sort of thing out.

    In the past, if I thought there might be a problem with one of my pups, I have used just plain ordinary all bran in with the meals. Usually with 1 or 2 meals - max.

    If your vet is suggesting more fibre - then I would look at bones, vegetables - and even baked beans !

    Good Luck !

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    RileyJ she gets a chicken wing or 2 chicken necks every day. I know what baked beans does to hooomans, so might avoid that one!

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    grevillea47 - what else do you feed her ?

    When you have said that - 'Misha's poos are well formed and quite large' - if they are large - then maybe you need to look at what you are feeding her !

    Baked beans are great - as long as the pup knows some manners !!!!!!!!!

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    RileyJ her main meal is Vets All Natural Mix + kangaroo meat. She has half a cup of Supercoat kibble in a Tug-a-Jug during the day. She has a quarter of a tin of sardines added to her food 4 times a week, and the chicken wing as previously mentioned.

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    grevillea47,

    You said that you are feeding your pup - Vets All Natural Mix - so I presume that is from Dr Bruce Syme's - Vet's All Natural.

    Have you had a good look at his website - there is heaps of information there that I feel would help you and your pup.

    Like the following:

    Anal Gland Problems

    and

    Feeding Raw Bones

    The one thing that I read there on the website, was that there were other choices out there and maybe you are being a bit too restrictive in what you are feeding your pup.

    Have a read of the above and see what you come up with. All vegetables are good, including pumpkin - they add bulk and help with the anal glands. Also look at the different types of bones - not just chicken wings. Sometimes all Riley gets for a day or two are meaty bones and chicken carcasses.

    Also have a look at this website - K9 Pro - and see what his pups eat !!!!!!! http:///blog.k9pro.com.au/

    Happy reading and Good Luck !

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    grevillea47 - how is your pup going ?

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    Thanks for asking RileyJ. The links were informative, thanks.
    I'd recently switched her to Vets All Natural and I want to use it up before I change her diet again. When it's used up I'll introduce a new one. I'm not very happy with it - she doesn't like it and she passes the grains, corn and peas.
    I've started adding ground psyllium husks (metamucil) to her dinner - it seems to bulk her poos a little more - so far no scooting, but it's only a week since she had them manually emptied so it will be a few weeks before I can judge the effectiveness.

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