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Dog with sensitive stomach

Postby Vicki89 » Wed Jan 28, 2009 9:42 pm

One of my dogs has a very sensitive stomach. Does anyone know any ticks or anything that will help. The vet says that he is in perfect health but he keeps having the runs every few days

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Postby ProudMommy77 » Wed Jan 28, 2009 9:47 pm

what are you feeding?

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Postby Vicki89 » Wed Jan 28, 2009 9:53 pm

we have changed what we feed many times because we thought that was the problem
we started with alpo prime cuts do not remember the brand, then eucknauba, then natural balance, and now beneful.
so far beneful has been the best for him. his symptoms have became more spread out. but he still has them once or twice a week.
the vet has said that all of the foods are very good and i just do not know what else to do.
is there an over the counter medicine that i can give him and see if that works?

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Postby lauren99 » Wed Jan 28, 2009 9:58 pm

try some all natural plain yogurt...I found that really helped my boy as his stomach is also very sensitive...also don't switch him food anymore...every time you switch his food that could be making his stomach upset again. Stay on one food for at least 4-6 weeks.

I heard canned pumpkin is also good at helping making poops more solid but I haven't tried that yet.

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Postby natebritchcock » Wed Jan 28, 2009 11:13 pm

if you try the canned pumpkin you have to get 100% pumpkin, if its like a pumpkin pie filling then its got tons of sugar and stuff in it.....bad.

also, you only want to give him a spoon-full.....any more, and it'll have the opposite effect.

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Postby pitgrrl » Thu Jan 29, 2009 8:42 am

What are his symptoms exactly?

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Postby Vicki89 » Thu Jan 29, 2009 8:50 pm

just runny stool. that is it. he doesnt act like he is sick or anything else

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Postby jlphilli » Thu Jan 29, 2009 9:19 pm

The high starch and sugar content of Beneful will certainly not help any stomach sensitivity issues.

I suggest adding canned pumpkin or yogurt (or both) as mentioned....and switching foods. Make sure when you switch, you feed less. Beneful has very little calories per cup, so it's likely that when you had him on other foods you were over-feeding (which can cause diarrhea).

How much are you feeding and how much does your dog weigh?

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Postby Vicki89 » Thu Jan 29, 2009 11:29 pm

he weighs about 70lbs and we feed him 4-6 cups per day. what would be a good. not bank breaking food for him? that i could also feed my other 2

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Postby jlphilli » Fri Jan 30, 2009 7:48 am

6 cups seems like waaay too much for a 70lb dog. I would say with a quality food you should be feeding 4, maybe 5 cups.

Do you have a Costco around? They make a "Kirkland Signature" food that is about $22 for 40#. If not, take a look at Diamond Naturals. It is also cheap for a large amount and is very good.

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Postby Vicki89 » Fri Jan 30, 2009 9:36 pm

i do not have any cosco around. where is Diamond Naturals sold?

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Postby jocy » Tue Feb 03, 2009 9:09 am

jlphilli wrote:The high starch and sugar content of Beneful will certainly not help any stomach sensitivity issues.

I suggest adding canned pumpkin or yogurt (or both) as mentioned....and switching foods. Make sure when you switch, you feed less. Beneful has very little calories per cup, so it's likely that when you had him on other foods you were over-feeding (which can cause diarrhea).

How much are you feeding and how much does your dog weigh?


Agreed. We tried several foods and so far, Wellness Whitefish & Sweet Potato seems to work for us. We also give her some of the Plain Yogurt... and her stool isn't as runny.


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