New food needed- sensitive stomach?
I'm looking for a new food for my boy. I've had him less than a year. My other dogs have always been able to eat whatever. It seems like no matter what I feed him, he either had loose stool or lots of eye boogers.
I've tried blue buffalo (he had to eat a ton of it and wouldn't keep/gain weight and loose stool) totw (horrendous eye boogers) pure balance (loose stool) diamond naturals (loose stool).
What do you guys recommend? I was thinking something for sensitive stomachs, side he has loose stool so often.
Have you tried Fromm? We are on the LBP and seems to be working. Good poops when I don't give him too many treats (we are training alot).
For my previous dog we used BB Basic which worked great on her. Haven't tried any of the specialty LID foods.
Don't know if your budget can handle it, but The Honest Kitchen Dehydrated Food is 100% human grade food. Many people have had great success with this food. They have one called - Zeal -NON Grain - for sensitive stomachs.
Zeal (Fish, Grain Free) 10# = $106 Makes 40 pounds but you actually feed more than you would kibble.
"One of our most popular dog foods, Zeal is higher in protein and low in fat and carbohydrates. Because Zeal is a limited ingredient diet, it’s especially suited for pups who do better without certain pet food ingredients, like poultry, flax and white potatoes." Zeal - Grain Free Dog Food For Sensitive Dogs | The Honest Kitchen
You should also be adding a digestive enzyme/probiotic for gut health.
Here are two excellent human grade products.
Sunday Sundae Nutritional Supplement
The Wholistic Pet
Watch the treats you are feeding.
Grain free treats:
Bravo Bonus Bites: are 100% all meat, and made from all natural, antibiotic-free, grain free meats and organ meat protein sources.
Example: "Dry Roasted" Buffalo Liver: Ingredients Grass-fed buffalo liver.
"Freeze Dried Treats" - Venison Liver: Ingredients Grass-fed venison liver.
Example: "Turkey Bites" - Ingredients: Turkey thigh meat.
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The Honest Kitchen Treats Locate a store: Where to Buy Honest Kitchen - Honest Kitchen Stores | The Honest Kitchen
Beams: a natural dehydrated fish dog treat! They’re made from pure, wild-caught Atlantic Catfish* skins, from the clean ocean waters of Iceland, dried into savory, chewy sticks. They’re guaranteed to satisfy the pickiest of pups and are the perfect treat alternative to dried chicken snacks or bully sticks. Beams, like all our products, contain no Chinese ingredients!
Nuzzles: made with duck & cherries.
Fromm's four star grain free is also a good product. http://frommfamily.com/products/four-star/dog
Always introduce a new food or supplement slowly.
Flint River Fish and Potato
Flint River Ranch | All Natural, Premium Dog and Cat Food
Blue Basics is great for sensitive tummies. It is grain free and has only one meat source either duck, turkey, or salmon. It is chicken free as some dogs can't handle chicken. Be cautious when switching food, because if the switch is not done gradually any new food will cause a sick tummy. A food switch should take place over a 2 week period of time. replace only an 1/8th of their meal with new food and increase amount everyday till you are only feeding the new brand of dog food.
Look at the Acana singles lines or any limited ingredient line may work for you so you can pinpoint what's causing the issues exactly.
I've also had great success with Annamaet, they have low ash, only 3-4 protein sources, and the protein levels are reasonable (I prefer the 30's over the 40's)..
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How long are you giving the food a chance to see if it works? I just switched my puppy 11 weeks from solid gold to Fromm it took a good 10 days to see decent stool. Morning ones are always the firm ones.
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