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08-19-2014 05:34 PM
RubyTuesday It's possible with the TOTW (& possibly the other kibbles) that you were over feeding which is among the biggest causes of diarrhea. The feeding guidelines on the bag are invariably waaaay too high. The more you feed the more you buy, so it's not surprising petfood companies favor over feeding, which is further exacerbated by a culture which favors chubby dogs. Note that even lean dogs can be overfed. There are far more health risks associated with over feeding than feeding lightly.
08-04-2014 08:53 PM
joneser Update on Jericho's feeding habits. We spent 5 days on the NV Limited Ingredient Duck. Zero change in his stool. I didn't want to break into the 30lb bag, so made the call to switch to the Primal frozen patties. Within 3 meals his stool was almost completely normal. For AM he gets 2 patties, PM he gets 2 patties, kefir, coconut oil and ACV. I was told at the pet store that greek yogurt is "more pure" than the kefir, but I'm going to work our way through this small jug of kefir anyway and then switch. Lord knows I'm not going to be drinking it :-)

I also spoke with the vet on the Nutrascan, and she was pretty adamant that it does not conclusively provide details on food allergies, just possible food "intolerances." She did not recommend it, she believes that doing controlled food trials with the prescription food is a better avenue. She said we could do the environmental allergy testing, since he is still (passively) itchy and his eyes are gunky, but I've started him on the Zyrtec again (as of this AM) so hopefully that will clear within a few days.

So, now I will start researching more fiscally responsible ways of feeding raw, because $5.66/lb is not a long term plan for the Jones budget

thanks for your feedback and support
07-26-2014 12:17 AM
Jmoore728
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Thanks. I put my zip code in and it appears someone offers home delivery of certain brands. They deliver every 2 weeks...I never knew this type of service existed in my town.
07-25-2014 07:04 PM
Momto2GSDs
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Anyone know who carries a Natures Variety?
Type in your zip code here to locate a store: Find A Store | Nature's Variety

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07-25-2014 06:35 PM
Jmoore728 Anyone know who carries a Natures Variety?
07-25-2014 05:13 PM
Momto2GSDs
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Thanks so much for all the guidance! I'll report back in a few days.
Keeping my fingers crossed the NV works for the poor little guy!
Don't forget the Digestive Enzymes. Work up to 1/2 capsule of the Enzymes per meal.

Good luck!
Moms
07-25-2014 04:50 PM
joneser Thanks so much for all the guidance! I'll report back in a few days.
07-25-2014 04:34 PM
Momto2GSDs
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Ok I got the limited ingredient duck, the lamb was gone when I went back in. And I got a bag of the PrimL frozen patties in case this doesn't work. Poor boy's had enough experimenting, if raw is what it takes so be it.
Perfect....GREAT idea!
Try the NV for several days and see if the M.Clay does the trick. If not, your best bet is limited ingredient commercial raw such as you purchased, for convenience, to see how he takes to it. You'll be feeding a large amount of the PrimL you bought, so read the instructions on amounts carefully since he is a pup. Then, if you decide to go total raw, there are many on this forum that will help you put together a raw diet that would be cheaper than commercial raw.
You'll just need a bigger freezer! LOL
Good luck and keep us posted!
Moms
07-25-2014 04:21 PM
joneser Ok I got the limited ingredient duck, the lamb was gone when I went back in. And I got a bag of the PrimL frozen patties in case this doesn't work. Poor boy's had enough experimenting, if raw is what it takes so be it.
07-25-2014 03:50 PM
Momto2GSDs
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K, I'm at the pet store and NV Instinct Limited Ingredient Lamb also has peas.
So does Acana!
Yes, most non-grains do.
We just don't know if he is sensitive to peas or not! But a small bag is worth a try to see if the clay properties of NV will curb his loose stool.
Moms
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