Forum Replies Created
Muggsy recently went through a bout of bad colitis diarrhea. Had the vet do a fecal, UA & blood work to rule out other causes. I guess I knocked Muggsy’s system out of whack by switching his 1/2 Party Animal canned grain free & 1/2 home cooked diet around too quickly.
With held food for 24 hrs & then gave him boiled rice & beef (a novel protein for him). I also always just used pumpkin & dig enzyme/probiotics, but to no avail this time. Still had issues so I got some Vetri-Science Fast Balance. This stuff worked like magic!!! No more diarrhea !!!
I keep it on hand now. I’ve needed it once ’cause I took him to the bank & the bank ladies gave him Milk Bones <sigh> (I figure it’s like letting your kid have McDonald’s) & he had some soft poo. One dose of Vetri Science & back on track!! I’m sure I”ll need it when I transition him from beef/sweet potato to turkey/quinoa.
The vet said it’s not hard to get a dog’s gut bacteria out of sync. If your vet rules out all other causes, see what they think about the Fast Balance.
I feed Muggsy 1/2 organic home cooked ( recipes from vet nutritionist consults) & 1/2 organic canned now. I looked into Newman’s & was using ByNature organics, but both have carrageenan in them.
I switched to Party Animal organic & was switching around among the grain free selections. I guess I was switching around too often & messed up his system poor guy.
After a lot of GI issues, it seems their Blazin’ beef & sweet potato plus home cooked beef & sweet potato has done the trick!!
Don’t see much about Party Animal, but it seems like good stuff. They have a new line featuring coconut which I will rotate him with eventually, but after all the poo issues he had, I am leaving well enough alone for now 😉
And when I do, I will reference Patty Vaughn’s method of sloooowwww transitioning!
Thank you for your response & support! You know, I’ve tried making a big batch of one recipe & freezing portions, but Muggsy is just too picky. If he gets the same meal too many times in a row, he’ll refuse to eat. I play the standoff game with him, but I always give in first lol
You are right though, it probably is rotating the recipes (as was recommended) because I think his GI system has just become too sensitive as he’s aged.
I am looking into buying a case of organic sweet potatoes as he does seem to do well with them & finally sticking to my guns & keeping him on the same recipe for a longer length of time. The grain free Party Animal has sweet potato & so hopefully he’ll ‘even out’ eventually.