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  • in reply to: CONFUSED!!! #22627 Report Abuse
    Sussieque
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    Go to the FDA.gov website to find out the latest recalls. I guess all brands have had recalls at one time or another. I would just change the brand of food and stay away from any Large-Corporate-under a different name, brand pet foods. I feed Orijen and Acana (same maker) brand currently just because of their processing practices.

    in reply to: Crusty lumps on body and diarrhea #22621 Report Abuse
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    Kangaroo – REALLY? I don’t know the breed’s in-nature diet but……

    Best to change food: I highly suggest Orijen or Acana Brand dog foods. (sold on the internet or in pet stores)

    in reply to: Diarrhea #22620 Report Abuse
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    Just wanted to add that when you bring your puppy/dog in from doing their business outdoors, place them in a pan of water and vinegar (apx. 1/4 C. of vinegar) Let them stand in the mixture for a minute or so. GENTLY squeeze off the excess water. (DO NOT RINSE OFF) Then towel dry. This is a natural wash and will kill any bugs or allergen’s on their paws.

    Sussieque

    in reply to: Diarrhea #22619 Report Abuse
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    Dear ORENC26,

    RE: Diarrhea in Puppies

    I also recently got a Cavalier King Charles puppy. She had the same problem with diarrhea (really bad). When I first got her @ 9 weeks old, the previous owner was feeding her Purina Special Blend (i think).

    Anyways, we had rain here for over a week straight. Poor baby had to do her business in the rain and walk on the wet grass. I took her to the vet for her second vaccination and was told that she had a Yeast infection (in her ears which also gets in their digestive system) The vet gave me an anti-fungal med., an ear med. (Zymox is better) and a stool hardener. You can use Imodium Advance. ONLY 1/4 tablet daily and for just a 2 days!!! (go by weight of dog) Brandi was 5 lbs. then.

    She (Brandi) got a little better but still had some diarrhea problems. I researched the internet and spoke with the vet & a local breeder.

    They all suggested to feed her Boiled Chicken (white meat to start) with cooked white rice, mixed with some 100% Pumpkin. I fed this to her for 2 weeks. (note: adding a good vitamin may help but check the ingredients carefully!). After feeding Brandi the Chicken-rice combo for 2-3 weeks I wanted to get her back on a dry (kibble) puppy food. I chose “Orijen” Brand 80/20 Puppy dry food. Available at most Pet Stores and online.

    I mixed it 50/50 with the Orijen and Purina One Beyond (White Meat Chicken & Whole Barley flavor) and 1 heaping Tablespoon of 100% Pumpkin. (NOT the pumpkin pie filling!!!) I introduced this mixture over 10 days (see the internet on how to do this). On the 10th. day she was eating just the dry kibble food with the pumpkin. At this point I added a Probiotic (you can pick up at pet stores – capsule form and read how much to add per day – goes by weight). Come to find out that the Orijen 80/20 puppy dry food has natural Pre & Pro Biotics (for GOOD bacteria for their digestive system) in their puppy food.

    DIARRHEA IS COMPLETELY GONE!!!!! Thank God!

    I still give her the Orijen and the Purina One Beyond with pumpkin (she is 3.5 months old now) Still NO diarrhea. : ) HAPPY MOMMY HERE.

    I think I will switch to Acana Brand – Wild Prairie dry kibble soon because it is a bit less expensive and made by the same company. Plus it has less of a high protein content. Below are their websites:

    Orijen: http://www.orijen.ca/
    Acana: http://www.acana.com/products/regionals/wild-prairie/

    These pet foods are made in Canada with only natural products (Grain Free). They have their own Processing Plant and process ONLY their dog and cat foods. BTW – My cats love their 6 Fish Dry Cat Food.

    These foods are a bit more than your cheaper store-bought brands but worth getting rid of the diarrhea for good. Plus knowing she is healthy, happy and growing as she should be.

    Hope this helps and good luck with your new baby cavalier. Precious, aren’t they? ; )
    Sussieque

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