My Akita of 6 months is a very picky eater. he is supposed to eat 4 cups a day of Kibble but sometimes he just ate like 1 or 2 du to his appetite.He would smell the Kibble then go to sleep or go to play with his toy. Also, his poop were never that hard.. Always had a 1/4 end of the poop loose. But he was energic and happy and cooperative.
When I had him he went on Eukanuba (chicken) for 2 weeks... then had a 24h diarrhea (when he vomit, rennu stool, explosive like every 2 h he would have to go outside to Poop. He would rest for the next 24h and hard poop will come back at the end of the 24h without pooping. Well..... it happed alson on a VET food and a specialized GI food. So I red a lot about intolerence and I told It might be to chicken. So I went on a salmon food and the entire months was okay... Some loose stool du to excitement but NO diarrhea. Then I switch to pork one because he wasn't eating the end of the Samon Bag.
So I wanted to start him on Raw Feeding or BARF. So that he would have more energy with me and that his poop would be better and that he will always eat!!!
I'm from Qc,canada so there is a group on facebook and a girl that help us so mch she even wrote a book to help us to start.
So I started with a 18h00 last. Then I started with raw chicken part (leg, wings and back) for twice a day.
First day no poop. My dog was different.... always lying down no energy, didn't want to play, to cooperate but drink and eat well.
2nd days: no poop but really calm , lying dog he slept like all day long.
3nd day morning: loose liquid stool. (he was alway on chicken) at lunch Explosive diarrhea, then at diner time Again diarrhea, runny poop brown. No blood, not black. And the for every 2h he had to go to poop again until 3hAM.
This morning he is very inactive alway lyind down. He hasn't poop for 6 hours now So I think the 24h is Over now.... Tonight I will start the mix chicken-beef- organs- bones all chopped. lots of people out here use that as transition... i don't know why I didn't a girl told me that i woul have to stick to One protein be it wasn't all chopped.
So I'm just wondering..... is it chicken intolerance? because he went trough all the same behavior, same diharrea episode that he had on Kibble. I just want to return to Acana kibble because he has no energy he feeling soo bad... And that meke me sad too.
And I don't want him to loose weight too much he is not big yet... Thanks for help!