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I Think I Made My Dog Sick...

sick puppy diaahrea how to get her feeling better

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Try some turkey necks, then add in some wings. Turkey bones are considerably denser than chicken. Drumsticks are good also, meaty with a lot of bone.


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What supplements can I give her? I noticed she started losing small patches of fur. She looks speckled.

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Turkey necks are the best thing to start with. Wing and leg bones are very dense and can be difficult for newly transitioned dogs to crunch and break down fully

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What does transitioning from chicken to turkey do? Would I feed a turkey chicken mix?

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You want to feed more than one protein, at least 3 different types, including red meat. Feeding one kind of protein may lead to deficiencies.



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when adding new proteins in you alternate between them for meals.

Feed chicken, then turkey, then chicken, then turkey.

When you add in beef it'll be like:

Chicken, beef, turkey, chicken, beef, turkey, etc

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Gotcha. I'm just a little nervous as to the turkey is much more expensive than the chicken in my area.

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Gotcha. I'm just a little nervous as to the turkey is much more expensive than the chicken in my area.


I only buy turkey necks by the case if I have someone to split it with me. Are there any co-ops near you or have someone who can split a case with you? The only time I've bought turkey necks in 3-packs is when I saved on whole chickens on sale - meant I could over-pay for turkey necks and heart for around $2/lb and $1.80/lb respectively. $40 for 13lbs of food...@_@

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I ca get a pack of turkey necks at the supermarket. Those are actually cheap here. My pup isn't bug on them though. Sh will only eat them if there's nothing else to eat.

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My boxer is a bit "picky" also but that's because I gave in to his brattiness. He's a "lazy" raw eater and will ALWAYS go for boneless before the bone-in stuff. Now, I have to give his bone in pieces by themselves, and he has to eat it all before getting any boneless, which he does all the time now. He's not a huge fan of turkey bone in pieces neither since the ones from the grocery store tend to be from the huge turkeys lol



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How long should I have her on turkey, Erica? Also should I include all cuts of the bird?

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You'll have turkey added in your rotation until her poops are formed and she doesn't have loose stool for at least a week. I think I remember she's a bully breed? When I went to turkey, I heavily supervised the boys, while they ate the different parts of the bird. Necks are the best part of the turkey to start with. Helps to keep poop firm, too, because of the high bone content. :)

If you are able to find whole birds for cheap, that aren't enhanced with a salt solution, Natalie has an AMAZING YouTube video that shows how to break down a whole turkey into pieces to feed to your dog. :)

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What Jordann said :) It is extremely critical to keep an eye on your dog's poops: they are the one indicator if you're feeding just the right amounts of bone in/boneless. Too crumbly/white, more boneless. Runny or loose or anything that even looks like diarrhea: more bone.


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She's back to normal today. Yep she's a American Bully, Jordann I cut back a little on the bone.

I'm a little worried about her fur. It's falling out and she has little bald spots all over her coat. She looks speckled. I went to petco and bought some fish oil pills so I started giving them to her.

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Has she been checked by a vet lately? She may have a medical reason for patches of hair falling out that diet may or may not be able to fix.

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I took her in about 6 weeks ago and the vet said it allergies. We did a skin scrape and it he results came back negative for dermatitis. I'm almost tempted to just out her back on kibble...

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You could do that, but honestly I don't see how it would benefit. I mean, I assume you chose raw because you felt like kibble was not a proper food. I mean, if a dog on kibble has a health problem, people don't go right to switching them to something else, they figure out the health problem. I have read of dogs going through detox and losing hair being one of the temporary issues. Is that possible in your case? I am not a vet, just my thoughts. I am in no way trying to be pushy- I know you want to do what is best for your pet.

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You have a point. I just want my baby all better. It doesn't help my vet is anti raw.

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Most vets generally are anti raw, because they don't get any real nutrition in vet school. You have only been on raw for about a week or so. Give it time. Their bodies have to adjust, and sometimes they go through a sort of "detox" period. Kibble has a lot of fillers and artificial ingredients that can take time to get out of the body.



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How is she doing now?




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