So I started my dog on a new food.
After having diarrhea problems on many brands, this food finally firm up his stool and I was so happy! However, after 1 week I weight the dog and saw he lost 3 kg (!!!) 🙁 . Since he’s a little skinny already, and I actually want him to gain weight, I panic and added about 110g to his daily amount. That caused him to have diarrhea again (I assume, because nothing else changed).
Now I don’t know what to do- should I go back to the former amount and gradually increase it, or just stay on the new amount till he gets used to it?
I’d appreciate anyone’s opinion…InkedMarieMember
What food is he on now?
Canine caviarHound Dog MomParticipant
I would try to gradually increase the amount. You could also try feeding him smaller but more frequent meals. What foods did you try prior to CC that caused loose stools?
Thank you, may I ask how frequent meals make a difference? Now I feed twice a day but I don’t mind feeding more often if it could help.
I don’t have all the food options in my country- I tried Regal (4 stars), Eukanuba (3.5), Nutrience (3.5) and Acana (5). I tried two different kinds of Acana because I really wanted to feed him that brand, but no luck. I wanted to try Merrick when found out it has chicken fat in its lamb food, and I think my dog is sensitive to chicken… The Canine Caviar is the first food in the last YEAR, that actually firm up the stool, immediately (within a day). But of course if I can’t get my dog to gain weight on it, then I’ll have to keep on searching…Hound Dog MomParticipant
I’m not certain that more smaller more frequent meals would help, but I think it would be worth trying – just less to digest at once. Chicken fat shouldn’t be a problem for a dog with sensitivities to chicken. Sensitivities are to the protein in an ingredient, fat doesn’t contain (or shouldn’t contain) any protein.
I’ll try to change to 3 meals a day see if it helps…
And I didn’t know that about the chicken fat! That’s really good news, I may try the Merrick after all!
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