Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Re: Recurring diahrroea
my pup had diarrhea when she was about 8-9 week old. ended up on antibiotics, the vet tells me to try science diet so i do, not knowing better. aafter trying that and testing some different foods, it turns out grains dont agree with her tummy so well. which i believe science diet has an abundance of. then i realized that probably the only reason the vet told me to get that food is because they sell it there. so i no longer go to that vet.
i decided i could only trust myself and fellow gsd owners.i researched this forum for ideas. and found out a lot about commercial dog foods. which ones are good, which are not.
i switched to the grain free foods, most of which are considered the good foods. almost instantly her poop was solid and normal. havent had any major problems since. except that shes a picky eater so i need to change it up every so often to keep her interested.
anyways, the foods i have tried so far are:
orijen large breed puppy
solid gold wolf cub (currently on this)
some people say the high protien in orijen can cause softer stools. i didnt have a problem, but just some extra info for ya.
im quite happy with the solid gold so far, and my pup gets excited for dinner time too.
also i would probably check for worms too. my vet tells me you should deworm once a month until they are 6 months. how true that is i dont know, but i figure how much could it really hurt.
Kyah (born 09/09/2008)