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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-06-2014, 01:28 PM Thread Starter
A girl and her dog
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Mucussy, fairly frequent BM's

Hi all! I'm hoping for a few perspectives and suggestions.

My pup is appx 8-10 weeks. I've had him on raw, with the exception of some moist stuff from the fridge section at the store, since I brought him home from the shelter two weeks ago. The last day and a half he's been exclusively raw as the moist kibble is for training only. I usually do that daily and it replaces one meal. I haven't been able to for a couple of days.
Yesterday, he had a boneless chicken thigh and a portion of a turkey neck, but didn't finish the bone before my Chi gobbled it up.

He's had loose stools since yesterday and his gas smells a little fishy.. I believe it is from the lack of bone. Today I made sure he ate the bones too. I don't think he's lethargic but I do think he's resting more than usual. No vomit.... wet nose.... no fever.

Obviously, I'm concerned about Parvo; however, after the lashing that other person got, I was reluctant to post about this. He is almost due for his second round of vacs. He's not showing strong enough symptoms for me to rush him to the vet, but I am keeping a close eye on him. He's eating and drinking fine too.

Honestly, I really don't want to hear any cr*p from the vet about the raw diet. I'm afraid they'll focus on that and not take a really good look at him. Don't worry- he WILL get treatment, whatever he needs, if he needs it.

My plan for now is to watch him over the next (up to) 24hrs and see if there's improvement or decline with new symptoms. I have an E-vet near by if I need to go in the middle of the night and our vet is open till 7pm and are walk-in friendly.

So, raw feeders: are the stools due to lack of bone? Is it the turkey meat that's causing the smell? What's your experience.
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