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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-21-2012, 10:53 PM Thread Starter
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Deer antlers

I finally got my 3.5 mo old GSD situated with new food (Acana) and he has no more diarrhea. I got him a deer antler today for a chew toy which he LOVES. By the end of the day he progressed to diarrhea. Not sure if this is the antler causing this. I read in 1 place online that they contain a lot of protein which may cause it. Any thoughts or experiences? Thanks.

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-22-2012, 10:41 AM
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Possibility, my old dog would get it from rawhide. It may just not sit will with the pup yet.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-22-2012, 01:40 PM
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I'm learning that GSD bellies are sensitive. Any little change can cause loose stools. At least that is the case with Rocco.

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I'm totally realizing the sensitive tummy thing as well LOL. He'll have like 2 days of perfect poops and then all of a sudden nasty diarrhea then back to normal....driving me nuts.
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My dog is the same way. He loves his antler, but it gives him diarrhea for a couple of days if he even gets a little marrow out of it. I've just taken it away and added it to the list of things to never give him unless I want to wake up every two hours to let him out.

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