We have a 9mo puppy
We've changed treats, removed treats, added wet food etc and nothing seems to have changed it. I feel he may need a more reliable dog food.
I heard Bil-Jac Puppy is good, can anyone recommend this?
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I would suggest a high quality Digestive Enzyme (helps to assimilate food) & a ProBiotic (keeps the "good" bacteria in the gut). Since about 75% of the immune system lies in the gut it is very important to keep it healthy. (since his gut is a little unpredictable, introduce one of the products below at half dose for several days before increasing)
Below is a list of high quality products:
Sunday Sundae https://feedsentials.com/sundaysundae (click on the email to order)
Gut Sense http://dr-dobias-natural-healing-usa...ducts/gutsense
Mercola Digestive/Probiotic: https://shop.mercola.com/product/2118/1/whole-food-digestive-probiotic-for-pets-94g-per-container-1-container
Digest All Plus: https://www.thewholisticpet.com/dog/...ll-plustm.html
Animal Essentials: Plant Enzyme w/ Probiotics 3.5 oz 100 gm - Animal Essentials
is not something I would personally feed because of the ingredients......Especially the BHA.
Also contains Yeast which can cause some dogs gut problems.
BIL JAC LARGE PUPPY INGREDIENTS
: Chicken, Chicken By-Products (organs only, source of arginine), Corn Meal, Chicken By-Product Meal (source of glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate), Dried Beet Pulp, Oatmeal, Brewers Dried Yeast, Monocalcium Phosphate, Flaxseed, Salt, Menhaden Fish Meal, Calcium Carbonate, Choline Chloride, DL-Methionine, Sodium Propionate (a preservative), L-Lysine, Vitamin E Supplement, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (source of Vitamin C), Zinc Proteinate, Zinc Oxide, Copper Proteinate, Vitamin A Acetate, Copper Sulfate, Niacin Supplement, Biotin, Sodium Selenite, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Inositol, Manganese Proteinate, Riboflavin Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Mixed Tocopherols and *BHA (preservatives)
, Manganous Oxide, Cobalt Proteinate, Cobalt Carbonate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Potassium Iodide, Folic Acid, Rosemary Extract.
*BHA:Butylated Hydroxyanisole — A preservative: Is a human carcinogen or cancer-causing agent! According to the National Institute of Health, BHA in the diet has been found to consistently produce certain types of tumors in laboratory animals. BHA enhanced stomach and urinary bladder carcinogenesis. Causes squamous-cell carcinomas in stomachs. Cancers of this type are among the most lethal and fastest acting.
*BHA — is “reasonably anticipated to be a human carcinogen” (a cancer-causing agent) (1)
(1) Report on Carcinogens, Eleventh Edition; U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, National Toxicology Program, CAS No. 25013-16-5
If I fed kibble, I would choose Fromm's.
What treats are you feeding him? A lot of them, especially from the grocery store contain nasty ingredients.
For treats, I use Vital Essentials which is a high quality freeze dried product. They are a perfect small size and dried so they stay well in your pocket. A 1 pound bag is expensive, but lasts a long time. https://www.amazon.com/Vital-Essenti...gateway&sr=8-3
- No artificial ingredients, no added hormones or antibiotics
- Made with whole meat, organs and bones – no fillers or flavorings
- Farm raised
- USA sourced, made and packaged
- We are proud to source U.S.A. farm-raised, pasture-fed, free-run, and wild-caught ingredients.
Beef, beef lung, beef liver, beef stomach, beef heart, beef fat, beef kidney, beef blood, herring oil, mixed tocopherols, d-alpha tocopherol
To prevent diarrhea, always transition with small amounts of new food mixed with old, taking a week or two to change eventually transitioning out the old food.
If stool gets loose, go back to previous amount fed (where stool was solid) and hold at that amount for a few days until his gut gets use to it. Then increase again. This is called "bowel tolerance".