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Postby Angelo » Sat Aug 16, 2008 3:39 pm

ive swapped my pup over to raw 2 weeks ago and he's been having problems with loose stools, should i go back to kibble?

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Postby pitgrrl » Sat Aug 16, 2008 3:54 pm

What exactly are you feeding?

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Postby Angelo » Sat Aug 16, 2008 4:01 pm

whole chicken i feed him 2 pounds a day ive tried only 1 pound nothing helps

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Postby Allie » Sat Aug 16, 2008 9:47 pm

What else are you feeding him with the chicken?
Have you tried any probiotics? Yogurt?

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Postby Beowulf » Sat Aug 16, 2008 10:05 pm

Did you do any kind of raw/kibble transition or just switch him over?

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Postby Angelo » Sun Aug 17, 2008 1:47 am

i havent tried yogurt with him..i did try cottage cheese and same results


he got a week of 1lb chicken and a half serving of kibble

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Postby Allie » Sun Aug 17, 2008 1:10 pm

Maybe pick up some prozyme and see if that helps.

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Postby mr. beefy » Sun Aug 17, 2008 2:21 pm

Don't feed him kibble and raw at the same time. The foods digest at different rates and can cause serious tummy upset.

I'd maybe fast him for a day to give his tummy a rest, then start with just chicken wings and maybe some yogurt.

How much does he weigh? That will determine how much he should eat, since sometimes loose stools are from simply eating too much food. General rule is 1-2% of body weight (so a 50lb dog would eat 1 lb of food/day).

Good job for you making the switch to raw!

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Postby Angelo » Tue Aug 19, 2008 6:58 pm

i feed him 2lbs a day since he weights about 75lbs..

ive fasted him and it didnt work, its gotten a little better more solid but still a little watery..starting to worry me. ima get some yogurt and proyzme

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Postby Angelo » Tue Aug 19, 2008 7:01 pm

tuesdays are usually my fasting day also

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Postby msvette2u » Tue Aug 19, 2008 7:08 pm

How old is this dog?
Has he had a stool sample run at the vet???
It could be a plethora of things, including bacteria, worms, protozoans (think coccidia or giardia), or even IBS.
I'd start at the vet clinic with a stool sample if I were you.

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Postby Angelo » Tue Aug 19, 2008 7:27 pm

he's a year old and has had the stool sample done twice...he never had this problem until i changed over to raw..and has no worms in his stool

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Postby Angelo » Thu Aug 21, 2008 6:52 pm

no one?


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