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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-01-2018, 11:03 AM Thread Starter
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Persistent diarrhea. Insight about food/eating?

Apollo is 4 months old and for the past couple weeks he has had diarrhea on and off. The vet suggested a bland diet (rice, pumpkin, chicken) and that helps. But then as soon as I go back to the Blue Buffalo Large Breed puppy food...it starts over again (sometimes)

However this past week it’s been worse. The vet again suggested just a bland diet for awhile before we do any meds so that’s what we’ve been doing.

I had previously been giving him bones before we left for work and put him in his crate with peanut butter and dog food... could the PB be causing it? Or is the dog food we’re using known to cause diarrhea?

Any advice is welcome! I’m sure it’s not comfortable for my poor baby and I don’t want to be unknowingly making it worse!
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-01-2018, 11:24 AM
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There are a lot of problems with Blue Buffalo food.High levels of lead among others.There are pending lawsuits that blame the food for causing death of dogs.Research and find a better food.
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have the dog's stool checked for giardia, coccidia , worms .

choose the best diet that you can

I would cut the greasy bones in the crate . The dog could chip a tooth , get a piece of broken
bone spinter caught in its throat and the marrow is very rich .

peanut I would cut out as well --- if a peanut butter is not "natural" then you probably have indigestible
soya oil or canola oil as ingredients

pick a feeding method - excellent kibble or well thought out raw

to remedy diarrhea you give the dog a brief rest -- a mini fast --- give bone broth , add slippery elm

use probiotics -- there are strains which contribute to proper stool formation and the dog is able to
extract and absorb nutrition from the food

starch white non nutritive rice is a mechanical block slowing down the movement of waste

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Has he been checked for parasites? I would bring in a fecal and have it tested. I’d also request the ELISA test for giardia. If all of that is clear, I would switch foods and stop giving bones and peanut butter.

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