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Old 12-12-2013, 04:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi! I have a GSD who I've received advice from before on these forums for her digestive issues. She often has very very soft stools to the point of diarrhea on a regular basis. With advice I received her, I've been able to get her to have relatively regular bowel movements, about 98% of the time when she receives her food and supplements exactly. She is on TOTW and receives 1 cup of yogurt, Honest Kitchen Perfect Form supplement, and a prebiotic/probiotic (all twice a day). Unfortunately if she misses one dose, it takes 2 days+ to get her back to normal. She's coming close to 11 months now. I've been looking into Honest Kitchen as I've heard many people with similar issues switching their dogs to it and having great success. I wanted to find out if anyone here recommends it for such issues, and if so, which one. And if not, what would you recommend I try? I'd really like to get her on a food that doesn't require so many supplementals just to get her through the day. Any help would be much appreciated. Thank you!
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Old 12-12-2013, 04:55 PM   #2 (permalink)
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My Dutch Shep had same thing. Never very solid stools. I tried lots of foods, probiotics, yogurt, cottage cheese, rice... yadayada, but when I put him on 1/2 Honest Kitchen dehydrated and 1/2 TOTW, voila, problem solved. He is 6.5 months and the last month on this food has been great consistently and he eats lots of other things too, bully sticks, potato chews, various training treats. I can't tell you why but that is my experience.

I got samples at the pet food place and it did not matter which one I used. He is on KEEN now.

Good Luck, it is worth a shot.
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Old 12-12-2013, 04:58 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Oh and I give no supplements.
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Old 12-12-2013, 06:36 PM   #4 (permalink)
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You can read my testimonial I posted on THK website:

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Old 12-12-2013, 09:47 PM   #5 (permalink)
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My pup had similar issues, including having to BEG him to eat. I saw immediate improvement with The Honest Kitchen products. He's 8 months old now and I'm happy to say after 4 months we've had no problems. I also give him the pro bloom goat's milk as a treat. I alternate between Thrive, Love and Embark. The sample bundles are only $1 and they're having a sale the entire month of December. I hope your girl feels better!
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Old 12-12-2013, 11:05 PM   #6 (permalink)
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what kind of yogurt are you feeding?
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Have you tested for EPI/giardia/coccidia?
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I feed her Mountain High yogurt, plain, low or non-fat. Don't remember that part.

She has been tested for all the following listed. I'm hoping to get her tested for IBD/IBS relatively soon as it seems the most likely source since she's been negative for everything else.
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Old 12-14-2013, 04:33 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I'm jumping on the bandwagon here...but give Kocci Free a try before you test for IBD. I was in the same boat as you, about to put my dog under for an intestinal biopsy and visit an internal doctor, but I gave that a try first. Cleared up his loose stools completely. I am amazed, cause in his whole 1.5 years of life, he's never had poops this perfect. Worth a shot..

Also, yogurt can give them the runs. I would stop and start with a good quality probiotic/prebiotic.
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After tearing my hair out for almost two years, I discovered that if I put this in his food, the stools become perfect tootsie rolls:
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The irony is, I had it in the house all the time and take it, myself.


PS-- you may want to try cutting the yogurt. It made things worse here.
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