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June 19, 2018 at 5:32 pm in reply to: Help needed for puppy bowel issues! #117786 Report Abuse
I had the same issue with my GSD. She was 6 months old when her GI issues started and I did the same thing as you. Finally I got so frustrated with going back and forth to the vet and the expense of the Science Diet food, I decided to try something with my fur baby. I put her on a Grain-free, non-chicken diet.. I put her on Blue Turkey Grain-free and after she was fully weaned from the Science Diet, (I did this process VERY, VERY SLOWLY) it took about 2 1/2weeks total. I held my breath and she did great!!! For MY DOG, it was an issue for HER. Now she is 4 years old, she is still on a Grain-free diet but large breed and I no longer have GI issues with her.
This is what worked for ME and MY DOG because I didn’t want her on antibiotics anymore and the cost of Science Diet (although a great food) was killing me. I also had the backing of my vet to do this too. Before anyone asks. 😊
KimMay 20, 2018 at 8:43 pm in reply to: Pepcid ac and b12 #115417 Report Abuse
Have either of you tried purchasing your supplements online through Chewy or 1800PETMEDS? Just a suggestion for a cost savings measure. Especially if this is something that your fur babies need to be on forever it might be worth a look. Just a suggestion.
Best of luck in keeping your babies healthy!!
That’s what is important.
KimMay 15, 2018 at 7:34 pm in reply to: Interceptor………… #115214 Report Abuse
1-800-PETMEDS. Go online.. They have the best prices.. They will confirm with your vet. You don’t need an actual prescription.May 10, 2018 at 6:24 pm in reply to: loose poop, too much poop, blood in poop, etc #114886 Report Abuse
My opinion is because she is still a puppy stay away from raw foods. Even full grown, there have been so many recalls on them lately and ALOT have been silent recently!!! That’s just my opinion, I would stick with ONE food and let her system get used to it. I think that is what is causing her GI upset. I have a German Shepard who has a very sensitive GI system and When I change her foods I have to give her system at least a month to adjust to the new food. Like I said, just my opinion. Good luck.May 5, 2018 at 11:36 am in reply to: High quality food that will help my dog lose weight and not poop so much? #114376 Report Abuse
I am sorry but I disagree with Deanna B’s post. My dog is on a grain-free diet and her poops are large. So that has nothing to do with the size of your dogs poops!!March 26, 2018 at 4:50 pm in reply to: Zignature for large breed puppy? #112559 Report Abuse
I went into Chewy. Com and did a little investing of my own and I was a little surprised to learn that at least of the ones listed on that site only ONE had the cranberries on it. That was the Multi-Protein formula. I was very happy to see that all of Zignature’s brands we’re grain-free. So, I ordered that for now to see how my fur baby does.
It’s like you said, so hard to be sure what to do.
She drinks so much water but I will try what your doing just in case it’s not enough. I’ve also increased the frequency of taking her out to every 2 hours BUT I have noticed that she doesn’t have to go to the bathroom so I think I will decrease that to 3 hours and see where that takes me.
Wish you the best. If I come across anything that works I will definitely post it for you.
Kimberly SMarch 24, 2018 at 9:02 pm in reply to: Frequent UTIs #112494 Report Abuse
In my dogs case there was an ultrasound done and stones are NOT the case. My dog drinks plenty of water and goes out when she needs to. I work from home so she gets me when she needs to go. I let her out at least every 4 hours as someone stated. The last time she was on antibiotics it cost me a fortune due to the fact the culture showed 2 different bacteria and she needed to be on 2 different antibiotics!!! The Vet had no answers for me as to what was causing this besides her licking. I am at the end of my rope here and about ready to switch to another Vet to be completely honest. Yes, my dog needs to lose weight but I am unable to walk her right now due to my own health issues. But she has a yard to run in. I know that’s not enough but it’s better than nothing for now until I can get back on my feet.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Kimberly SMarch 24, 2018 at 7:41 pm in reply to: Zignature for large breed puppy? #112492 Report Abuse
Kathy B, I also have a large breed with recurring UTI’s and I am very encouraged by your post. I did have one question for you though, my dog also has allergies to grain, is Zignature a grain-free food? Also, are all of Zignature’s ingredients have the cranberries or is it a certain label I should look for?
Thank you for giving me hope to an endless battle.
Kimberly SMarch 6, 2018 at 3:26 pm in reply to: Help-food change disaster #111838 Report Abuse
My Angel started with her Allergy to chicken as a puppy and it was explosive diarrhea, so be careful. I never in a million years thought a dog would have an allergy to chicken but turns out a lot of dogs do and they also have allergies to the grains too. Once I took her off the chicken and grains, unfortunately had no choice but to use the I.D diet by science diet to settle her GI upset for 10 days. Once that was settled, I used a grain free puppy food, and she was much better. In my girls case it was the chicken and grains causing her explosive diarrhea.
Angel did have some loose stool during the transition but not diarrhea.
Best of luck to you.January 22, 2018 at 5:23 pm in reply to: Good for senior dogs #109851 Report Abuse
Wellness Core has wet food too that is also rated very goodJanuary 22, 2018 at 5:20 pm in reply to: Need a brand suggestion for weight loss or helps with allergies #109850 Report Abuse
I recently put my GSD on
Wellness Core Reduced Fat kibble and mix it with the can because she seems to still be hungry with just the kibble. This is a grain-free kibble which is great because my Angel has allergies to grains. I put her on this because she needs to loose weight, and she really loves the food. This is listed on the Editor’s Choice too if you want to check it out in more detail before you purchase. For me and my girl it has worked out really well. Maybe it can do the same for you. I know you just want to do the kibble and I think you just might be pleasantly surprised at just using the kibble.
Good luck, I hope this helps you and your fur babies.
KimJanuary 21, 2018 at 9:22 am in reply to: Prescription Diet and pooping too much? #109824 Report Abuse
Hi Ryan K,
You didn’t specify what his allergies are. But a lot if dogs do have allergies to grains ,rice and chicken. The anal sacks are released with harder stools that is why he is having a hard time with the present food.
My recommendation would be to find a grain-free food like Merrick or Zigatature (I think this comes in grain free) These are very good alternatives and can be found either in a store or on Chewy. Com.
Best of luck to you and your fur baby.
KimJanuary 19, 2018 at 11:32 am in reply to: Need help with 4 year old German Shepherd, Weight Loss #109795 Report Abuse
I only need good recommendations. Thanks!
I know the other.January 18, 2018 at 9:18 pm in reply to: High quality food that will help my dog lose weight and not poop so much? #109783 Report Abuse
I have a German Shepherd that I been struggling to get her weight down. She desperately needs to loose 10 pounds. I need a grain-free non chicken food. My Angel has an allergy to chicken and something else I am not sure since she was a pup. She has a very sensitive stomach so I need a grain free food. As you know keeping her slim is very important due to her hips. So, any advice on a great diet food that’s grain free that does NOT have chicken in it and is dry would be great.