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Anon101 – Thanks so much for your insite and the link to more related information. I really am uncomfortable with feeding my boy a raw diet. You are absolutely right about my vet knowing my boy. He’s been seeing her since 8 weeks old and does have some gastro issues that need to be considered. I’m so thankful for everyone’s input.
Sorry I disappeared . Patricia A. – I can’t thank you enough for such a detailed and easy to understand explanation. All of you have given me just the kind of feedback I need to make an informed decision. So glad there are folks like you who are passionate and caring. Thanks so much!
Hi! This may sound so simple but it helped for me. I have a small dog. 11 lbs. Years ago he was diagnosed with a sensitive stomach. Whatever the heck that is. He presented with similar issues. Vomiting, diarrhea etc. He is a very, very picky eater too. Anyway, about 5 years ago ( he’s 10 now) I started him on probiotics. He’s been awesome ever since. He moves his bowels 2 times a day and it’s beautiful!!! He’s still a picky eater. He eats Freshpet roll food and Nutro wet food trays. ( he doesn’t love hard food) They have varieties for larger dogs too. Both of these foods are given a decent rating here. I hope you figure out whats good for the both of you.
I’m so sorry for your troubles. My boy has recently been diagnosed with stress colitis. The vet recommended a bland diet. He has been eating prescription Purina EN Gastroenteric kibble (your vet should have it or get it for you) I was worried about the kibble being too big since my boy is an 11 lb. Bichon, but I just add some warm tap water and make it soupy and he’s eating it just fine. In fact, I’m shocked he’s eating it at all. He’s always been a very picky eater. To give him variety I sometimes add some boiled chicken or canned unseasoned pumpkin. To make the boiled chicken, I buy bagged frozen chicken tenderloins or breasts. I boil a few to last a few days , shred and refridgerate. In your case, I would probably stick with the kibble and chicken. I hope your boy gets well soon.
Just wanted to let everyone know that I found PureBites freeze dried treats/food. So far he’s loving them! I feel great knowing that his tummy won’t suffer and they are very low in calories.
Thanks everyone for your great suggestions.
Pattyvaughn – Vital Essentials sounds like something I really need to check out. Thanks so much.
lilyh – I agree that boiled chicken is a great idea. I’m hoping to find a dry treat than I can place a handful of in my pocket. I take every opportunity to train and do so while we walk too. I’m definitely going to give this a try though. Thanks!