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Raw feeders...suggestions...

Postby FBODGRL » Wed Jan 04, 2012 9:39 pm

Hi all...

Khan has been on raw for over a year. He has a pretty sensitive stomach so I have to take adding anything new slow, etc. It took me forever to get to get up to 1 ounce of organ a day ( and that still really isn't enough)

The last 2-3 weeks he has been having some issues with diarrhea. For what seems to be no reason. I thought it was maybe to much organ so I was giving less and have totally eliminated it for the last week. He started on turkey so I went back to turkey only. He had kind of poop for a couple days. I added pork neck one day and that made things worse. Now he has been on turkey only 4 or 5 days. He is still having horrible gas. Today he had some soft poop and some normal. Then later in the afternoon he had liquid diarrhea.

Any ideas or suggestions. I am taking on of my cats in to the vet tomorrow so I will ask him as well.
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Re: Raw feeders...suggestions...

Postby AllisonPitbullLvr » Wed Jan 04, 2012 9:43 pm

Run a fecal in case it's unrelated? That's my only suggestion-- sorry!
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Re: Raw feeders...suggestions...

Postby FBODGRL » Wed Jan 04, 2012 9:44 pm

Yeah I was going to try and bring some in tomorrow if he goes before I bring the cat in. Unfortunately the straight liquid this afternoon couldn't be collected lol
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Re: Raw feeders...suggestions...

Postby GoingPostal » Wed Jan 04, 2012 10:21 pm

Did you fast him at all? Raw or kibble if my pets start the squirts I just cut food for a meal, you can try adding some pumpkin. Has he had meat from this source/case before with no issue?
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Re: Raw feeders...suggestions...

Postby FBODGRL » Wed Jan 04, 2012 10:27 pm

I did fast him for a day. Pumpkin gives him diarrhea. I have used slippery elm here and there, it helps, but then it just returns.

The meat he is eating he has had before.
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Postby FBODGRL » Wed Jan 04, 2012 10:47 pm

Oh no....think I figured out the issue. Calling vets office now.

Accidentally been giving him Vitamin D. Ugh...gone for the night. Didn't realize it was so late...they close at 10 :(
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Re: Raw feeders...suggestions...

Postby GoingPostal » Thu Jan 05, 2012 12:33 am

Switch up the vitamin bottles? If it's been awhile since he took it, I'm not sure there's much you can do, how long's he been getting it?
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Re: Raw feeders...suggestions...

Postby FransterDoo » Thu Jan 05, 2012 12:04 pm

Why would Vitamin D give him diarrhea? I know he has a funky system...
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Re: Raw feeders...suggestions...

Postby FBODGRL » Thu Jan 05, 2012 3:32 pm

I think partially because his system is so sensitive and partially because the dose was so high for an extended period. I talked with my vet today and fortunately I wasn't giving him a toxic dose. So eliminating it now should clear things up. I accidently bought a new Osteo Bi Flex that has 2000 iu vitamin D. A normal dose if you were going to supplement I believe is 200 or 400 iu for his weight. Overdose can cause diarrhea, vomitting and other symptoms.
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Re: Raw feeders...suggestions...

Postby FransterDoo » Thu Jan 05, 2012 4:42 pm

ah! Didn't realize that you were overdosing. Bet that was the cause as well.
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Re: Raw feeders...suggestions...

Postby HappyPuppy » Thu Jan 05, 2012 6:37 pm

Good detective work! Feel better soon, Kahn!
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