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@Spy Car and @anne D I just want to thank you for the help, you’ve been more then gracious enough to post your experiences (which accounts for then hill of snowflakes in this world, as some will find out). I’m happy to say that my guy is doing much better since we augmented his food as described above. The Olewo Carrots and Beets also seemed to help him out as well and he really likes them as well. I will say that we will need to find another bone source though, he is extremely sensitive to anything chicken related. I was considering lamb ribs as they are smaller and less dense, as well as, turkey necks what do you think.
- This reply was modified 1 year, 3 months ago by Mike Sagman.
Ok, thank you. See that wasn’t hard. We have and will continue to monitor him. I was thinking about getting unground lean beef but thats hard to find, turkey is easy to get and I will omit the skin this time. I’ll look into all that though, thank you again.
The last meal was the one I listed above. I have been thinking along the same lines as you, I did not take the skins off (honest mistake, I simply forgot) of the turkey legs before I ground them up, and the butcher only had pork organs. I’m betting that I just went a bit overboard with the fats and skins. Also, like an idiot I skipped the part on feeding one thing at a time to assess tolerance. We knew that he had no tolerance for high fat and he has an outright allergy to chicken and starches. He’s handled turkey neck, and the offal that I’ve given him the past during holiday just fine.
I’m leaning towards the pork organs and the turkey skins causing the upset.
Like I said, he’s got a full appetite and absolutely loves this food, in fact he saw me go over to the are where we used to keep his kibble around the same time he eats and I swear he was about to cry thinking I was gonna give him his old food. As soon as I got his new food out of the fridge he got super happy again.
I’m not looking for veterinary advice per say, as you state I can call them up at any point and get advice from them. I’m looking to make sure what and how much I’m feeding him jives. All the food is was ground up through a grinder and thoroughly mixed together. He hasn’t vomited at all, and is still defecating on a normal schedule with the exception of the one incident. He is still energetic, has a normal appetite, is not displaying any muscular weaknesses, bloating, and has been drinking water normally. I don’t suspect a bowl obstruction at all, I appreciate the concern but spending hundreds of dollars based on a complete lack of symptoms isn’t responsible either.
I was under the impression this forum was pro-raw diets, and a place where I could seek some conventional wisdom. The websites I’ve gone to are all regarded very highly and I’d like to think that I can sniff out BS when I smell it, or read it in this case. If information doesn’t jive especially when held up to other professional literature then I don’t bother with it.
I’ll seek advice elsewhere…
Thank you for the help. Just worried about the boarding we have coming up for a week while my wife and I are on our honeymoon in Maui. The boarders are also our trainers, and while they are great at training they are also a bit fanatical and freak out at the smallest thing, but their facilities are clean, he will be socialized the entire time, and their trainers are internationally know so it may be just a case of putting them at ease while we are gone.
Once again, thank you for the suggestions and I’ll be looking through that website for sure. I’m sure that he is just working through all he recent little traumas he’s had and once he’s stabilized he will be fine.
I did forget to mention that he had giardia as a puppy around 8 weeks old but since then no other parasites. We’ve sent in about a half-dozen fecal tests in since this has all started and the only one to come back positive was the aforementioned one.
Do you think we should stick with the current food for now and supplement that with a digestive aid?
Hello, I’m new to this forum but desperately need some help. I have a 5 1/2 month old almost 60 lb amstaff male who has constant on and off diarrhea. I apologize for the lengthiness but theres a bit of a back story to give context. We got him as a rescue by proxy. His mother was rescued by a firefighter friend of mine when she wondered into the firehouse one day. Little did he know that this 9 month old sweetie was preggers. Nonetheless, he took her in, had the litter in his home and posted the puppies up for adoption. My wife and I wanting to get a rescue naturally jumped at the chance to take a pitty home with us. He was 6 weeks old and 6.5 lbs and they had already been weaned and eating Purina Beyond Superfood Blend Salmon flavor. Once that was done, we did the 10 day transition to Eukanuba Large Breed Puppy food and he loved it. One day around 10 weeks old he just stopped eating his food and refused to eat it. We contacted our vet and she suggested switching foods, we took the opportunity to switch him to a grain-free and healthier brand (Blue Buffalo Wilderness) once again using the previously mentioned transition method. The transition went fine and he loved the food. Then around 12 weeks he started having diarrhea every second or third day with the days in-between having normal stools. (Mind you, he also was having terrible allergic reactions to his vaccinations and was constantly on prednisone, benedryl, flagyl, and a probiotic). So we figured his digestive issues stemmed from his vaccine issues. His last vaccination was in the second week of February so its been two months. In that time he’s been teething, causing untold destruction, and still having those digestive issues along with a reduction in how much he’s been eating. We’ve done the chicken and rice to help his stomach several times as well so that he’ll eat.
Most recently, the vet gave us a canned food designed for digestive management to use for a week that would help his stomach out. She suggested that the Blue Buffalo may be too rich for his stomach and that we may need to find another brand. I spoke at length with my local pet store manager (Pet Supplies Plus) about this matter and he gave me several suggestions that would possibly help me. So I brought home a small bag of Wellness Complete Health Puppy Food and the pet stores brand called Redford Naturals for all life stages. Once he had constant solid stools with he canned food we began the transition to the Redford brand using the canned food as well. He seemed to be doing very well with the new food and eating it like he used to when he was a small puppy; till today when he started having diarrhea again for his second morning poop.
This is incredibly frustrating, and I have no idea where to go from here. We can’t afford to get him wet/canned food as he would go through it way to fast. And we want the best health for him so that he can have a long healthy life with us. If there is anyone who can help with this we would appreciate it immensely! Thank you.