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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 03-09-2010, 02:44 AM Thread Starter
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dairrhea again omg

shane is having diarrhea again, he is on orijen LBP mabe too much protien?
can you please name some good food brands ? CANIDAE? is that brand any good.
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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 03-09-2010, 03:32 AM
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You don't need to change foods every time shane gets diarrhea. Diarrhea can be caused by a number of things. Maybe he just has an upset stomach. Maybe his stomachs upset because you keep changing foods. GSD's have very sensitive stomachs and the slightest change in diet can easily cause stomach/poop problems.

How bad is the diarrhea? Is it the explosive kind where he's going every 30 minutes or is it just pudding poop? Any other symptoms?
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He only poops one times a day, it was very runny today squirt. I ll try putting yogurt and might change food timings to 6am 12pm 6 pm
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With repeated diarrhea, has he been tested for coccidia and giardia? How long has he been on the Orijin?
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My 5 mo old goes at least twice. I also found adding dairy made her stools loose when before they weren't. Maybe cut back on the amount he is eating. How much Orijen is he getting? Has he had any solid stools on it before? IF so, they it might not be the food but how much he's not eating and maybe he needs to be let out/walked more to have more BM's?

If none of these apply, maybe it's his drinking water or parasites? or perhaps he has some kind of protein intolerance and should have him tested?

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small meals, 2 to 3 times per day.
Test for Coccidia and Giardia
Add sticky rice to the OLBP kibble

How old is your dog? And is his poop explosive or pudding poo?
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Just took Shane out and his poop was fine. Poop was solid the first but in the end diarrhea very little. I'm feeding him a lil more than 3.5 cups a day in 3 servings with probiotic supplement.
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I feel for you - just went through the diarrhea fun changing food. Good suggestions here. Just wanted you to know you are not alone. I always give it 2 weeks or so for adjustment, and perhaps a little less than what's called for. Also, a tablespoon of plain, non-fat yogart and tbs. of pumpkin will help w/ diarrhea. Glad it seems to have firmed up.
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i just found a new vet(knows about the breed), he told me the it will take around 6-7 weeks for adjustment so keep giving him the food and probiotics will do the trick too.
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Just took Shane out and his poop was fine. Poop was solid the first but in the end diarrhea very little. I'm feeding him a lil more than 3.5 cups a day in 3 servings with probiotic supplement.
this sounds a little bit like what you get with overfeeding (starts out solid, but at the end is looser). it can be easy to overfeed orijen. if it continues, you might try cutting back just a tiny bit to see if it helps.

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