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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
KaiserandStella
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Originally Posted by Ace GSD View Post
Yup on it now... and i do expect people to misread my posts a little because of my english and grammar skill haha
Nah, it was an error on my part.

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
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Originally Posted by N Smith View Post
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!
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
N Smith 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!
06-26-2014 12:23 AM
Ace GSD
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Originally Posted by KaiserandStella View Post
Oh I misread sorry. Raw feeding may seem a bit daunting but it's really not that bad/scarey. Do plenty of research and read some threads on here to get a better idea of it and see if it's something that you can do.
Yup on it now... and i do expect people to misread my posts a little because of my english and grammar skill haha
06-26-2014 12:10 AM
KaiserandStella
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Originally Posted by Ace GSD View Post
Actually the 2nd time i tried a different kibble and im thinking raw now.. but scared lol ... its a new thing for me
Oh I misread sorry. Raw feeding may seem a bit daunting but it's really not that bad/scarey. Do plenty of research and read some threads on here to get a better idea of it and see if it's something that you can do.
06-26-2014 12:02 AM
Ace GSD
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Originally Posted by KaiserandStella View Post
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.
Actually the 2nd time i tried a different kibble and im thinking raw now.. but scared lol ... its a new thing for me
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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