This is going to be long so please bear with me
, I was actually wanting to switch him to raw but it seems he wouldnít tolerate it regardless of the meat I used. My breeder had him on RC which I changed gradually after noticing negative reviews about it. Itís quite unfortunate I couldnít rely on my vetís advice. Long story that made me lose my trust on them.
, canít open the link. Not sure what that powder is. As of now though, Iím trying my luck with a little Diatomaceous earth which some have claimed to be what cured their dogsí long bouts of diarrhea.
land, this by far is something I havenít tried yet on my GSD (except the white rice and boiled chicken Ė which didnít help when he first had diarrhea). Tried cooked beef with rice for my beagle before and it worked great on him. Donít know why I never thought of doing this again for my GSD. might give this a try.
, unfortunately that is not available here in the Philippines. Among the best dog food we have here are orijen, acana, Canidae, and totw. We really have few choices here.
, the reason for the frequent change was actually that he had consistent loose stools for at least 2 weeks before I decided to switch to another food. Was just worried the situation might get worst if I continued feeding him that particular food. Iím located in the Philippines by the way.
, the color is actually normal without any sign of blood or worms. The color is the same as that of a ďhealthyĒ poop. It was never yellowish nor grayish. No poop eating as well. Nonetheless, Iíll have him checked for EPI. Thanks for letting me know about that.
Meanwhile, After checking the ingredients of the food heís had diarrhea, I was thinking that it was the chicken that caused the loose stool. Note that only the Acana Pork, Acana Duck, and the Beefpro gave him solid stools, none of which contains chicken. As to the Acana lamb I am feeding now, I noticed earlier today that his stool has started to firm up but still a little far from the desirable solid stool.
Maybe if I stick with the recommended feeding quantity of 235g per day instead of the 360g Iíve been feeding, I would start seeing firm stools which I have been waiting for almost a year.
(235g vs. 360g - have I been feeding too much?)
Iím thinking of what to give him as a supplement to aid him gain weight though. Any ideas? I already tried everything from pork, beef, and chicken (raw), but all just gave him loose stools. I have yet to know if itís going to make any difference if theyíre cooked. What do you think?
If youíd allow me, I can post a picture of his stool here. Please let me know if this is ok with you.