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    Question regarding treats and sensitive stomach

    Hi all,

    My 4 month old Boston Terrier Bella has been doing really well with potty training. We've been giving her a tiny, and I mean tiny, treat after each time she does her business outside.

    Here is my concern, since we started giving her the treats she has had to poop very often. To the point where she can't even hold it in her cage while we are gone for a few hours. I think it is the treats. Before we started giving the treats she would poop 1-2 times per day.

    I don't want to cut the treats out because she looks forward to them and goes potty. But I also don't want to be upsetting her stomach. Any suggestions?

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    Re: Question regarding treats and sensitive stomach

    What type of treat have you been giving? Not to be disgusting, but have they been formed or softer/runnier than usual?

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    Re: Question regarding treats and sensitive stomach

    I am not sure of the exact brand, but they are little training treats from Petsmart. They are litterally like a dime size and they come in a plastic cylinder container. And her poop has been softer than usual.

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    Re: Question regarding treats and sensitive stomach

    It sounds like your pup is having a reaction to the treats. My dog has a sensitive tummy and loves dehydrated sweet potato treats that are available at any pet store. Stop these treats and see if the issue resolves itself. If it doesn't, take a stool sample to your vet to test for parasites.

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    Re: Question regarding treats and sensitive stomach

    I would try a different treat or even bits of chicken, beef, cheese, etc. If the soft stool continues, see your vet.

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    Re: Question regarding treats and sensitive stomach

    I agree to try a different type of treat, or even pieces of chicken or cheese as cookieface said. We had to try a few brands of treats before we found one that worked for us.

    Don't stop giving the little rewards when she goes potty though! We did the same thing, and Atlas was potty trained amazingly fast. He's still under 6 months, so technically he may not have complete control of his bladder, but he hasn't had a single accident since he was 3 months old or so, and it was my fault. I think the rewards make the process easier!

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    Re: Question regarding treats and sensitive stomach

    I agree with schmikry, do not stop giving treats, just stop the ones that seem to be causing a problem.

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    Re: Question regarding treats and sensitive stomach

    Thank you, everyone. I will find different treats for her. I can rule out parasites because she was just at the vet on Saturday for another round of puppy shots and her fecal test was negative.

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    Re: Question regarding treats and sensitive stomach

    I make my own treats, you make them as big or small as you need and you know what is in them. Here are a couple of the recipes that I use:
    http://www.dogtreatkitchen.com/peanu...it-recipe.html

    http://www.dogtreatkitchen.com/pumpk...th-peanut.html

    Tula loves them and I always have them in my pocket.

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    Re: Question regarding treats and sensitive stomach

    You can also use 3 pieces of kibble, fed one at a time, for potty treats...

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