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Switching from bland diet to raw again

My 14 month old pup has been on a bland diet for 2 days now since she had an upset stomach and threw up some of her food. I started feeding her raw 2 weeks ago.

I have been giving her boiled rice with boiled chicken and today I changed the chicken for boiled ground beef.

She's been doing fine, no vomiting and no diarrhea or even runny stools. But I don't want to switch her back to raw too fast and risk her stomach getting upset again.

Any suggestions?

Should I slowly decrease the amount of rice and cook less the chicken or beef?
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I would decrease the rice, and finish up the cooked meat, then go to raw meat with softer bones, like chicken necks. Stay with chicken for a few days to be sure she is healing. If you can get slippery elm, mix a couple capsules w/ yogurt to make a paste and have her eat that about 15 minutes before each meal. It will coat her digestive tract, help her to heal.

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Onyx to the rescue, yay!

I don't think I can find slippery elm here though. Would pumpkin and yogurt work too?
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do you have pharmacy's? They may carry slippery elm, it is always good to have on hand. Not sure the pumpkin & yogurt will help, but it may not hurt if she'll eat it.

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She does love both yogurt and pumpkin!

We do have pharmacies, but I'm almost sure they don't sell any US herb varieties here. I will look tomorrow though!

And what would be another good chicken part to give her? I'm a bit scared of giving her necks cause they look so small. Thighs, bone-in breasts?
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she should be able to gulp a neck no problem, Karlo did when he was 8 weeks! If you have access to necks, give a few of those per feeding with some muscle meat, then go with the bigger bones, and add in your mm & organ meat too

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Thanks for the advice! I'll look for chicken necks tomorrow.
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I failed. I couldn't go to look for the necks cause my sprained ankle got even more swollen, and I gave her raw skinless boneless chicken breasts this morning, thinking they could be light enough for her to eat, right?
After all she looked well enough, pooped well... so I fed that to her.
Then I gave her 2 tablespoons of pumpkin with a very small amount of boiled rice I had left.

Wrong. I fed her at 8 am, around 3 pm I found that she had vomited a bit of the pumpkin and the rice. I kept watching her and she was doing ok, playing, barking, everything.

Then just a few minutes ago, around 7 pm she threw up everything else. She had swallowed a chicken breast whole if not most of it whole.

I'm guessing I did give her too much and her stomach couldn't handle it yet. I feel so stupid!! And here I was thinking I wanted to go light and not force her stomach too much, aagh!!

Should I just fast her til tomorrow morning? Then tomorrow go back to boiled chicken and rice for at least a couple days more?

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Oh no!! Poor girl! Maybe it was a little too much too soon?

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Yeah, I think that was it, Lesley.

I just gave her a TIIINY bit of boiled chicken with just a tablespoon of boiled rice. Something about 3 oz.
I wasn't going to give her anything, but she tried to jump on her mom's and the poodle's bowls, so I served her at least that.
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