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I originally got some feedback for starting a homemade kidney diet. So far so good for my little boy, Alvin. My only question is about the poo (ew, I know). It’s never “solidified” on his new diet. I expected an adjustment period but it’s been over 3 months now and he still has loose stools, and I am afraid his stomach is constantly upset.
I am following the diet plan from Dogaware, and he is on probiotics as well as prilosec at suggestion from his vet. Does anyone have any ideas? Also, his ground beef is 80/20, if that information is useful. Thanks all!
Thanks all for the replies! There is a lot of info to consider and some I hadn’t even thought of (filtered water!) we are actually considering going to a veterinary nutritionist to have them help create a diet for us, has anyone ever used one of those?
Shawna- so much info!! You rock! So, so helpful. And gives me a lot of hope for my boy! Initially it was a very scary diagnosis for us, but I feel there’s a lot I can help him with now. I hadn’t heard of Darwin’s yet, looking into that right after this post.
-Regarding the mineral water, is it ok for other (not kd) dogs to drink this? That could be a dumb question, I am not sure.
I had a shepherd mix with SBS syndrome as well, and tried all sorts of things. We had him on metronidazole off and on, did pumpkin consistently and fortiflora as well as probiotics from Petco (their specific brand worked the best for some reason) and b12 shots. I tried this stuff from Amazon, just on a whim
in combo with the prescription Hills I/D, along with his normal routine mentioned above and he started putting on weight and feeling better! Not sure if it was one thing in particular or a combination of everything! I never had much success with yogurt, but that’s not to say it won’t help you out. We eventually stopped the high calorie supplement and switched him to Wellness core once he put on weight. My vet had mentioned feeding puppy food as well, as its higher calorie usually. Anyways, hopefully you got something from that!