|06-27-2014 09:38 AM|
|Ace GSD||Update on Ace. He is doing better now. Two potty times so far everything look good. No vomiting either. The vet put him on iams veterinary intestinal plus atm.|
|06-26-2014 01:43 AM|
Are you going to try out a process of elimination? Go with what N Smith suggested and if it doesn't work out go with the giardia/coccidia treatment?
If all else fails you can always switch to raw.
|06-26-2014 01:10 AM|
|my boy diesel||
|06-26-2014 01:08 AM|
|my boy diesel||
actually it makes a ton of sense if you have ever dealt with either coccidia or giardia
stress can cause a flare up of either one and switching diet is a stress
both tend to live in the gut and resurface at times of stress btw
you can have either or both and not have symptoms
or you can have symptoms and not test positive for either one
makes it tough to treat which is why often a vet will treat as if the dog has it if the dog has symptoms
|06-26-2014 12:25 AM|
It is not necessarily the kibble - his gut will be inflamed for a while after that severe digestive upset.
I would go back to the bland diet - and you want the rice so overcooked it is like soupy gruel. Preferably chunked boneless chicken breast for the protein - 1-2 tbsp of yogurt each meal for 5 days - even if you notice an improvement.
After 5 days pick a kibble. Now add 25% kibble to 75% bland diet + yogurt. do that for 48 hours or until you see poops stabilize
Then add 50/50 + yogurt for 48 hours, or until poop stabilizes
Then 75% kibble, 25% rice/chicken, yogurt -wait for poops to stabilize
After about a 10 days your dog will be back on kibble, you can continue the yogurt.
When switching in the future, use the formula above, but switch the bland diet out for the new diet.
Hope this helps!
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|06-25-2014 11:50 PM|
|KaiserandStella||His stools went back to normal off the kibble (and then back to loose on it again) so it's probably the kibble. Logical conclusion. You have a few options 1. Slowly switch to a different kibble 2. Switch to raw feeding or 3. Keep trying to feed said kibble and try to treat for possible gut issues. Personally, I would want to switch him to raw and if not possible to a different kibble that doesn't sit wrong with his gut.|
|06-25-2014 10:30 PM|
|Sunflowers||It makes zero sense to say it is Giardia or Coccidia, if a change in diet resolved the problem.|
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