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08-28-2014 09:47 AM
kr16
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Out of curiosity more for myself than anything else, what coconut milk do you use?
When he was a pup we used whatever was on sale, usually a dollar a can. I would buy a case at a time. Than we switched to a coconut cream that was super high in calories and a dollar a package. Now we use a coconut powder just to keep up with the same routine. Calories are not a concern anymore for me.

If you want brands I can find them for you.
08-27-2014 09:19 PM
lauren43
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We use Acana for our Mega E boy. We blend it up with coconut milk which has high calories and is good for mega dogs. They make a single source protein food.

Out of curiosity more for myself than anything else, what coconut milk do you use?
08-27-2014 04:38 PM
kr16 Yes, use a blender with water and kibble, we do not use any canned food.

Pumpkin has always been something that creates more runs for my dogs. Never had good luck with it. Natural balance has a food called synergy that is really good for bad stomachs.

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Hey all, thanks for the replies.

Just some background info. He is 10 months old, neutered about 3 months ago. His stool has always been on the looser side, but I've really noticed a problem the past few months. No fleas, ticks, or parasites, and the vet's recommendation was to find a simple diet that works for him.

He was diagnosed with ME at 7 weeks, and I soak his kibble, add in half a can of wet food, and mix it all together into a slush. He's able to drink water elevated and doesn't seem to have a problem with not getting enough. We think his condition has been mostly outgrown as there's been zero regurgitation for the past 7ish months, and he is pretty bad about getting into the other dog's nonelevated food and water... I'm still playing it safe with his feeding until we rex-ray him in the winter, but overall the condition is no longer severe.

Is there another way I can blend his food without using canned food? I'm worried the canned food might be contributing to his stomach upset... Would canned pumpkin with soaked kibble be a good long term solution?

I'll look into the foods suggested. Thanks everyone!
08-27-2014 04:17 PM
PINESTATE After more than two months of pudding stool (on a good day) and diarrhea many times each day, the problems were resolved when I switched to Grandma Mae's Country Naturals together with a daily dose of a probiotic.
08-27-2014 03:53 PM
PolarPup Hey all, thanks for the replies.

Just some background info. He is 10 months old, neutered about 3 months ago. His stool has always been on the looser side, but I've really noticed a problem the past few months. No fleas, ticks, or parasites, and the vet's recommendation was to find a simple diet that works for him.

He was diagnosed with ME at 7 weeks, and I soak his kibble, add in half a can of wet food, and mix it all together into a slush. He's able to drink water elevated and doesn't seem to have a problem with not getting enough. We think his condition has been mostly outgrown as there's been zero regurgitation for the past 7ish months, and he is pretty bad about getting into the other dog's nonelevated food and water... I'm still playing it safe with his feeding until we rex-ray him in the winter, but overall the condition is no longer severe.

Is there another way I can blend his food without using canned food? I'm worried the canned food might be contributing to his stomach upset... Would canned pumpkin with soaked kibble be a good long term solution?

I'll look into the foods suggested. Thanks everyone!
08-27-2014 09:52 AM
kr16 Rice is one of the worst things you can give a dog with Mega E unless its in the kibble.

Like a few poster before how old is the dog?

How severe is the Mega E?

Are you blending the food or just soaking it?

One thing, is the dog getting enough water? That is a Mega E challenge. Its also something that needs to be monitored if you are not leaving water out. Lack of fluids can do all sorts of bad things.

We use Acana for our Mega E boy. We blend it up with coconut milk which has high calories and is good for mega dogs. They make a single source protein food.
08-27-2014 09:22 AM
atravis I'll still recommend Holistic Select for sensitive stomachs.

It lacks the "wow" factor a lot of other kibbles have, but I really haven't encountered another food that just feeds out as well as it does. Perhaps not rocket science- its simple, and they pack it to the gills with probiotics. That formula seems to be the ticket for dogs not able to hold food down, though.
08-27-2014 08:58 AM
stuartk Parasites or fleas and ticks do have a serious impact on the digestion of our feline friends. If possible you should check if it's stomach has become sensitive due to those parasites.
Secondly, at least for few days try giving home cooked food to the pup, it will help make its stomach system quite strong. Do talk to your pet about advice for its diet!
08-27-2014 02:11 AM
lauren43 I'm going to start sounding like a broken record here very soon. But my go to food for sensitive dogs is Annamaet. My parents dog with allergy related symptoms has done great on it. I also recommended it to a coworker that could not get his dog to stop itching, so bad she was ripping her fur out...her fur has grown in beautifully.
08-27-2014 01:52 AM
warpwr How old is your puppy?
Zazzle had a very sensitive stomach too and we had her on canned pumpkin (not the sugary pie filling kind), cooked white rice, boiled chicken & just a bit of taste of the wild puppy dry food soaked in water. She also was on some antibiotics at first. We got her at four months of age and this all started when we switched from the food the breeder was feeding.
Eventually, as she got firmer stools and grew older, I progressively have moved her to taste of the wild adult kibble with some water, innova canned adult dog food & a bit of boiled chicken thigh all mixed together, same as our older dog gets. She's 10 months old now and is doing fine.
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