Ok, my 15 week old pup has just gotten over a serious bout of Campylobactor infection and of course for the first few days of being treated he was on boiled chicken and rice.
The vet said his tummy was very very sore and inflamed so suggested he stayed on the rice atleast for a week or 2 but to mix his usual food with it gradually as his tummy can handle it.
Thing is he has been on Acana and i don't think it has ever really agreed with him so am not feeding it to him anymore and don't intend to again.
I am currently feeding him a mix of rice, meat (sometimes mince, sometimes beef and kidney, sometimes chicken etc so he gets varierty) and a few mixed veges thrown in also.
My question is, i wanted to start feeding him on meat rather than dry food permanently and i spoke to the vet about feeding him rice daily for his sensitive tummy with his meat and she said it would be no problem as long as the bulk of his meal was meat product etc. She said being an active growing puppy the carbs in the rice would be no problem for him. She also said the daily rice will help keep his stools firm etc.
What does everyone on here think? He just gets about 1/2 - 3/4 of a cup of rice with each meal and the rest is meat (and a few veges since he really likes them and a spoonful of mashed pumpkin). He also gets Flaxseed Oil (high source of Omega) and probiotic youghurt. He gets this morning and night daily.
He also gets chicken necks or meaty lamb bones etc at lunch time daily.
I have noticed his stools are far firmer and less frequent since he has been eating like this daily where as before hand on the Acana he was pooing at least 3-5 times a day and it was never very firm!
He is a good weight, doesn't look skinny (but also not fat!), his skin isn't flaky anymore like it was on the dry diet and he also seems less hungry between meals.
And opinions etc are greatly welcomed!