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07-04-2014 09:48 AM
blackshep Perhaps your dog just has a sensitivity to certain proteins? I agree that the marrow is very rich, that can upset a tummy.

I agree with Doc, try chicken backs or maybe turkey necks or something like that?
07-03-2014 06:17 PM
Need info

I have a 14 year old Shepard, Our Shepard weighs 95 lbs. He lost a good 20 lbs in the past year. He has been having issues in pooping regularly. By reading these post it appears to me that he is not alone with this issue of hard to go or the opposite, having diarrhea. The vet said to give W/D dry. Although I think the dry is not getting digested. He has the runs and throws it up. Perplexed and looking for any remedy recipes out there. I was thinking of doing boiled chicken with carrots peas and brown rice. Skipping the whole dog food brands altogether. Our vet said try the W/D wet and still no change except the fact he does keep it down.

Any insight is greatly appreciated.
05-10-2014 03:43 PM
Banditsmom78 I had similar issues with my now 18 month old GSD from 8 weeks to 10 months we had constant chronic diarrhea ..

I actually just posted this this morning to thank everyone for all their help on here and to let others know what worked for me

Bandit has SIBO, he was NEgative for EPI, my vet never even thought to discuss SIBO with me and I had to learn and research on my own, thru this board actually. And what I figured out on my own through a painful trial and error is now the best thing i could have ever done,,, link below , i love honest kitchen products, as you will read in my link, everything i used to get Bandits belly under control..

thanks for taking the time to read it
05-08-2014 06:17 PM
SaffronTea They hadn't suggested that, Heidigsd, but I think I'll ask about it now!
05-08-2014 10:12 AM
Heidigsd I don't know if this was suggested already but has your vet considered running this diarrhea panel? It's not cheap, I think we paid $160.
05-08-2014 12:32 AM
SaffronTea Works well? I'll add it to the list of possibilities!
05-07-2014 02:52 PM
Doc I've been using Nzymes Bac-PAC Plus for years with my dogs.

Nzymes Bac~Pak Plus - Direct-Fed Microbials & Digestive Enzymes | NZYMES.COM
05-07-2014 02:22 PM
SaffronTea Googling Proviable now.

I also have, on the list:
Purina EN
Nutramax Proviable Supplement Kit
Dr. Mercola's Complete Probiotics for Pets

Are there any others/better ones out there that anyone knows of? I have no problem getting some that need to be kept refrigerated.

Yesterday he did much better, his stool was very soft, but very dark and not what anyone would describe as "runny"

Which is fantastic! This issue is solved, pretty much, but now I want to prevent it from happening again.
05-06-2014 09:06 AM
NancyJ One thing I learned on the probiotics.......the initial dose may result in some runs, just like switching a dog to raw may result in detox hot spots. It is clearing out the bad stuff. The starter kit for the proviable we are using has a paste that has kaolin (think kaopectate) in it to help with that.

Oh google Proviable. I had not heard of it but it has great reviews and I am very pleased. I figured I would keep him on it since he gets into muckity muck a lot with SAR stuff.
05-05-2014 09:04 PM
SaffronTea Thank you for the reply!

I was wondering if we switched too fast...

We didn't speak much on switching foods. I asked, but she said that if he had been fine on his food in the past, to keep him on it.

Only reason I haven't taken the advice members have given to switch his food... but I may do so.
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