|09-22-2013 09:26 AM|
|Suka||A wry story comes to mind. My neighbor went through this and they were tearing their hair out - until it was finally noticed that for some reason, dad thought it was a good idea to give peanuts as treats/rewards. Cut the peanuts and cleared it right up. I hope this gives some comic relief.|
|09-18-2013 04:07 PM|
Ugh! Early last week Revy started refusing to eat her stupid K/O food, so i started adding beef broth to entice her and BAM! Back to diarrhea.
I don't learn very quickly so, instead of going back to just straight K/O, I took her off it completely and started giving her the cooked ground beef and all bran and the diarrhea just kept getting worse and worse.
Finally after a week of keeping a food (and poo!) diary I clued in to the fact that it might be the beef (ground beef, beef broth and/or the raw hides). Put her back on the K/O and all bran with no raw hides or no other treats, and what do you know - back to nice firm poos! Doh!
We had her bloodwork done today to see if there's anything else going on, but it looks like my girl doesn't tolerate beef very well! Not sure if there are other sensitivities yet.
She also really hates the K/O food, but now that I know to at least avoid beef, we can try experimenting with other foods in a few weeks when she's all stabilized.
Right now, though, I'm just celebrating the firm poo!
|09-07-2013 10:44 AM|
|Sergeantsays||Im getting results too! 3 days on Fromms just 1/4 cup each feeding with the old stuff and its made a difference. His morning poop last 2 days was completely firm. Wow! and pumpkin too, thanks everyone for your experience and advice. Lets go celebrate our firm poo! Im waiting for my digestive enzymes to come UPS. Yeah! And Suburbandiva - glad Im not the only one taking pics of poo|
|09-07-2013 09:45 AM|
Lol. It's been 3 days now of firm poos and it is PATHETIC how happy it makes me! Glad I'm not alone. When the diarrhea was going on the kids would text me pics of it so I could evaluate them from work!
It was weeks and weeks of diarrhea, Sergeantsays! I'm getting the feeling it's pretty common (although prob not normal) at the 4-6 month age based on forum posts. The Iams veterinary formula with oatmeal and kangaroo is doing the trick for now, but we'll have to experiment with other foods to figure out what she's sensitive to. We know it isn't duck or chicken (or kangaroo!), and she is having beef rawhides, so I'm thinking it's not that either.
She's also got dry, flakey skin, which I assume is a food allergy - I guess we just keep plugging along till we conquer all of this! I'm going to add fish oil to her food and see if that helps in the next few weeks!
|09-05-2013 08:27 PM|
I read firm poo and was on it
Thats all I needed to hear, firm poo. I guess kind of pathetic but hey Im running out for the ground beef and all bran. And pumpkin. Nothing beats experience and people who share their knowledge (without making you feel stupid you asked) A million thanks, I am in the process of weaning my boy off one food to another and the look on his face when he is pooping is so sad. Hope I have luck like suburbandiva.
|09-05-2013 05:59 PM|
|09-05-2013 05:12 PM|
|Stevenzachsmom||YAY! Isn't it sad how excited we get over firm poo?|
|09-05-2013 01:19 PM|
|Suburbandiva||So - I got my answer this morning when she had her first firm poo on her new food.|
|09-04-2013 06:58 PM|
|Suburbandiva||Beef and all bran. I will give that a shot. Thanks very much, Jan!|
|09-04-2013 06:56 PM|
Janet, the best thing I have used to firm up stools is ground beef and All Bran Cereal. Brown the ground beef, drain well, mix in All Bran. Give a few handfuls throughout the day. Next day add in some kibble. Continue until the beef/All Bran mixture is gone and he is just eating kibble.
My dog was allergic to chicken, so chicken and rice helped nothing. My old vet told me about the beef and All Bran. He was a shepherd guy. I have used this with other breed dogs and am currently using it with my new GSD foster.
If the stool gets soft again, start using the mixture again. I also add a tablespoon of pumpkin to each meal.
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