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Rescue/foster Bully Puppy, Switching To Raw For Skin Issues
Posted 12 October 2014 - 04:07 PM
Please help us! Both dogs are now having just liquid diarrhea. Harvey had to go out 5 times in one night 2 nights ago, all throughout the night. Neither have had any kind of solid poop since I posted asking for help before. We stopped all fish oil, no fat/skin, no pumpkin. I can't imagine this diarrhea is good for them and we're concerned they'll get dehydrated.
Posted 12 October 2014 - 05:13 PM
My fix-it for when Max was transitioning and he had similar pooping problems was to completely fast him for 24 hours before going back to square 1: leg quarters, absolutely no skin/fat, and fed him small amounts, increasing it every couple days a couple of oz (he was pretty damn skinny for a while, but we struggled on chicken for nearly 3-4 weeks). This could be a strategy you want to try, but you may want to get a couple more second opinions.
Posted 12 October 2014 - 05:14 PM
Posted 12 October 2014 - 05:32 PM
So Jason and were going over the last 2 weeks or so. We actually started the dogs on the chicken thighs and quarters BEFORE we found the chicken backs. Now that we're looking at the calendar and putting 2 and 2 together, I think the culprit may be the backs. Both were doing fine on the thighs and quarters. We intro'd the backs on 10/5 and Apple started with loose stool a day or 2 later. Then Harvey started.
Posted 12 October 2014 - 05:36 PM
That is a little strange..it usually would be the other way around lol. But then again backs are pretty fatty.
Are they two different brands? I would go over everything. The amount they've been fed, sodium content, all fat/skin removed, cut out any "extras" ie treats, pumpkin, etc and start again from the beginning. If the thighs and quarters worked for them, ditch the backs for now, as they do have pockets of hidden fat and attached organs sometimes
Posted 12 October 2014 - 05:42 PM
I think one of my favorite things about the transition is that it takes ALOT of trial and error, and you end up learning so much about your dog a vet would make you pay hundreds to find out about (or completely shun you for what you're feeding lol)
Let us know the updates!!!
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