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07-09-2014 03:04 PM
pyratemom I would stick with the rice and chicken for a few days until he is back to normal stools. When you do go back to kibble, mix a little with the chicken and rice first, gradually adding more kibble and less chicken and rice mixture. As long as his stool stays looking healthy then continue the transition if not, try a different kibble. My Raina did not do well on BB. She is on Earthborn Holistic seafood formula now after trying several others.
07-09-2014 03:01 PM
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Thought my comment sent so here it goes again. Get off BB. Go back to what he was on. Add a tsp of pure pumpkin to his meals to help loose stools. BB known to cause issues. Leave him on breeder food til he's older. I did the switching too. Breeder used solid gold but her eyes kept tearing. She's now on Fromm she's not crazy about it so I throw in some pro plan the old tried and true food that gets a bad rap but it works and dogs thrive on it


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ye 1 tablespoon of pure organic pumpkin did the job for me
07-09-2014 03:01 PM
Sunflowers Definitely stop the Blue Buffalo. It is probably the culprit, and you don't want to continue giving him something that is irritating his intestines, because that's what diarrhea is: inflamed intestines.
If you want to do raw, now is a good time as ever to get him on it, just grab a chicken leg quarter and give it to him, minus the skin.

Don't worry about adding anything else for now. The raw bones and the digestibility of raw meat should eliminate the diarrhea very soon.
07-09-2014 02:59 PM
mydogs
Puppy's got the runs

Thought my comment sent so here it goes again. Get off BB. Go back to what he was on. Add a tsp of pure pumpkin to his meals to help loose stools. BB known to cause issues. Leave him on breeder food til he's older. I did the switching too. Breeder used solid gold but her eyes kept tearing. She's now on Fromm she's not crazy about it so I throw in some pro plan the old tried and true food that gets a bad rap but it works and dogs thrive on it

While acana and Orijen "may" be good foods they're too rich IMO I wouldn't feed to a puppy
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07-09-2014 02:55 PM
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07-09-2014 11:56 AM
sarahp I do have one question, if I keep trying kibble do I still need to wean off one and on to the other? If it is in fact the BB making him sick, do I continue to use it to switch to a different food? And how long should I give the new one to see if he tolerates it?
It'll probably be cheaper to just start raw now instead of $20 on each new bag of food. Those who feed raw, which is a good meal to start off with? I know chicken is usually the staple when first starting off. What else should there be? I've found the menus thread but I can't seem to find one for puppies and the raw dog ranch website's puppy link is still being worked on last time I checked.
Thanks again!
07-09-2014 11:19 AM
blackshep Oh good, glad he seems ok otherwise.

I agree, maybe try a different food. I had my pup on Orijen, then Acana. Both are fabulous kibbles, however my dog could not tolerate either one. (Or any kibble, for that matter!) She's doing well on raw now, you might have to play around to see what works.
07-09-2014 11:00 AM
Momto2GSDs Great news!

You may want to begin the digestive enzyme/pro-biotic to keep the good stuff in the gut healthy! Start out at 1/2 dose or less and work up to full dose for his weight while watching stool.

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07-09-2014 10:49 AM
sarahp They tested him for parvo just to be on the safe side and that's negative, his fecal was also negative. She said that it's a good thing I came in before it got worse because it's usually a sign of an illness. It's probably the stress of new food and change in diet. She is giving me a diarrhea medicine (metronidazole) that will help and said that he can have white rice and a little bit of cooked chicken. Thankful it's not any worse!
He definitely didn't mind it one bit
07-09-2014 09:46 AM
Momto2GSDs
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I'm hearing that a lot about BB now. We are headed to the vet now! Called this morning when they opened and they said they didn't have any openings but if I got there before 10, they would see him because he is so little and before he gets dehydrated or any worse. We LOVE our vet. They have taken such good care of our very sensitive, allergic to everything, deaf cocker for 8 years. Thank you everyone for your help and input! This forum is incredible for me, and I know little Atticus appreciates a mom who understands him a bit better
I have put some serious thought into raw but I'm not exactly sure I'd be doing it all right with amounts and everything! I've heard good things about Fromm and orijen (sp?) and saw that there were pretty good prices on chewy.com, but I haven't actually looked if places around me carry it so thank you for the links!
Y'all are awesome
Glad you are going! Keep us posted.

Be aware that Orijen, although a great food, gives SOME dogs very loose stool. If you go with Champion (manufacturer of Orijen), you may want to try their sister food ACANA Acana Regionals | Acana

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