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VetIQ Stool Firm for Dogs

  • Pack of 45 £5.90

VetIQ Mark & Chappell Stool Firm (previously Stool Firm-UM) is a supplement specially designed to solidify loose stools. Containing an effective Prebiotic known to promote optimal digestive function, Stool Firm is a delicious, highly palatable and quick acting stool firmer. Chicken Liver flavour for high acceptance.

Active Ingredients Major Function
Calcium carbonate Chalk has a general mechanical gastro intestinal sedative action by coating the mucous membrane with an inert, protective layer.
Kaolin Kaolin is an absorbent that increases the bulk and slows down the passage of faeces while promoting excretion of toxins within the gastro-intestinal tract
Pectin Pectin provides a protective coating to irritated gastro-intestinal membranes. It is also helps to add bulk to the stool during transit through the gastro-intestinal tract.
Inulin A prebiotic that improves intestinal performance
Pumpkin Powder Helps in firming up loose stools.
Target Dogs and Puppies that are prone to experiencing loose stools

Animal Type Weight Range Recommended Amounts
Small Dogs Up to 5kg 1 tablet daily
Medium Dogs 5kg to 10kg 2 tablets daily
Large Dogs 10kg to 20kg 4 tablets daily

Note: Puppy usage is half the above usage

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Stool firmer

11th Apr 2014
Jayne Satterly
  • VioVet Customer Since: November 2011
  • From: Somerset, United Kingdom

Hi. Looking for something I can use long term to firm up my dogs stools. We have been using protexin pro fibre for a little while, as advise by our vet nurse, but stools are formed but soft. Please can you help. Thanks. Jayne

  • Non-Executive Director

It sounds like your dog is on a diet which does not quite suit it. The majority of dogs such as yours will in fact respond perfectly if they are on an appropriate diet. You woulod need to experiment a bit to find out what is needed, but I would definitely try this before opting for long-term supplements to try and achieve the effect you want. Many dogs do not cope perfectly with some of the ingredients which are used in lots of dog foods. (Wheat, rice, beef, milk commonly a problem.) Ideally you should try your dog on a very restricted diet for 2 weeks, using ingredients which are not found in your dogs normal food. A diet like Barking Heads Fusspot dog food, which is based on salmon and potato, often works very well. You cannot allow any tit-bits or other foods/drinks for 2 weeks, just this food and water. If that sorts it out (it will for most dogs) then you can try adding other foods as you wish and see what is OK and what is best avoided.

Pro-biotics do work for some dogs and Mark & Chappell Stool Firm-UM is a good example. They are very safe and will not cause any trouble, but on the right diet, should not be needed long-term.