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December 3, 2014 at 1:02 pm in reply to: Constant issues w Puppy Food diarrhea and amount of poop #59281 Report Abuse
FWIW, our Pugs are thriving on a raw diet.
I got lazy that last couple of days and didn’t add the green lipped mussels, Mobility Essentials, aOmega oils and other supplements to my senior Pug’s dinners and he could hardly move this morning. I feel terrible.
I agree with the rotation idea.
My pugs love chicken wings and necks. I just strip the skin and extra fat off of the necks.
If the story related is true, how could you trust a manufacturer who would continue to sell a product after identifying issues with consistency of production
Variety of proteins and micronutrients are beneficial for your dog. I find it best to switch both manufacturer and protein regularly. It seems great exposure lessens sensitvity.
FWIW, good advice is not a lecture, please take it as intended.
IMHO, many vets do not endorse a raw diet because they dont sell it. Canine nutrition is not a major portion of veterinary training.
Please don’t misunderstand what I’m am going to put here because I don’t know your vet. The vet wants your dog to eat the product that he sells. If a person’s only tool is a hammer, everything begins to look like a nail.
Plain canned pumpkin or psyllium husks will help tighten up his stool. Ensure pure pumpkin not pie filling with added sugar and flavorings.
We switch both proteins and manufacturers regularly.
I would also like to suggest adding tripe, it’s like doggy crack.
You were very nice not to laugh out loud at the comments “That, like our bodies, they can better digest processed foods (she brought up how when we were cavemen we ate a lot of uncooked food and just sat around digesting it all day)”. Please do not give in to the pressure and continue to feed your baby what you know is best for him. I’m no raw zealot, but the evidence is overwhelming. Most dogs thrive on a raw diet. I know that my two Pugs do.
If it’s available where you live, K9 Kravings is about the least expensive prepared raw I’ve found. FWIW, you’ll probably be saving money in the long run in vet bills when you feed a raw diet.March 25, 2014 at 8:34 am in reply to: How can I find out of there is something wrong with my dog's food? #36645 Report Abuse
I have heard that feeding the same food for extended periods may cause sensivity to that particular food. Besides, it must be boring to eat the same thing for years on end.
Our old vet prescribed Hills when one of our Pugs, Minni, had Struvite issues. After a bit of research, we switched her to prepared raw with absolutely no more problems. Both Pugs have been on a raw diet for around four years and are thriving. We rotate proteins and manufacturers to ensure they get all of the different macro-nutrients. The AAFCO standard is a minimum standard, and does not differentiate for bio-availabilty of nutrients. Low quality food with nutrients/vitamins that cannot be absorbed by the animal’s GI tract may meet the standard.
Positive thioughts for your baby. Please post the results.
It is my understanding that cooked boned are more prone to splintering as they’re chewed. I’d take the ham bone away from him.
Patty has done a good job in her description. Our Pugs thrive on a raw diet, and they love it!
We are lucky to have this forum as a tool to obtain the best information for the health of our furkids.
IMHO, the FDA’s issues with raw products are based on the fact that the big money companies don’t sell them.
I just have to say that I totally agree with Pattyvaughn’s statement abour the AVMA and the major kibble producers.
Thanks, Sandy. I’m going to try this product for Ray.