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Hello :)

We picked up our gorgeous Archie yesterday and he is everything we had hoped for and more. He is a little whiney when we put him in the crate, but soon settles down. He seems to be actively asking to go outside for a toilet break or hits the puppy pads with almost accurate precision, all great!!!

He does seem to suffer with runny poop though, which doesn't seem to bother him too much. I have been using wet wipes to try and remove any excess poop, and we gave him a little bath earlier to try and removed the really hardened on stuff. He seemed ok in the bath but was massively shivering afterwards - think the water may have been a little too cool so will use warmer water next time (poor chap!)

We're so happy with him and he seems to be learning really quickly, just wish we could get his poop a bit firmer so he wasn't suffering :(

Any advice or tips always greatly welcomed :)

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What a sweetie :) What are you feeding him on? Have you changed from the food your breeder gave him? Izzy's poo was a bit loose, until I switched to Natural Instinct raw food, now they are much firmer.
 

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Archie is adorable and sounds like a smart little guy too.Are you feeding him the same food as the breeder was feeding him? Sometimes even the change going to their new home unsettles them a little resulting in an upset tummy xx
 

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I swear by live natural yoghurt! Just a spoonful with his meals for a couple of days should sort it. Basil had some with his first meals and has delivered lovely jubbley firm poos! It's great for any time they have an upset tum or if they have to have antibiotics at all.

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Runny poo could be due to his new surroundings.. settling in time, or may be the breeder gave him worming treatment b4 he left ... keep an eye on him .. if any doubt call your vet.. must mine have all been a bit loose when settling in .. you will know if it is a concern ... watery ... possibly blood in poo .. and he may be sick too ...
 

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Archie sounds to be doing really well, clever boy... if you search the threads there are a few about Natural Instincts food x
 

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thanks ladies :)

the breeder had been feeding the litter Arden Grange for puppies, chicken and rice kibble, so we are continuing with that. I'm also giving him Pets at Home puppy treats for when he gets the wees on his puppy pads and successfully toilets outside - only 1 or 2 at a time, don't want to over load the poor fella;)

I think it is just a settling in process, they seem to be firming up and he seems in great spirits - plays very nicely, sleeps well.

We have a vets visit on Friday for his 1st injections - if he's still loose then I'll see what they say.

So many fun times ahead for us :D

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