I just ordered some samples of THK. Since my dog won't eat Sojos or Grandma Lucy's (granted, I haven't tried very hard, but if he turns his nose up at it, chances are it's a no-go). How hard is it to use the pre-mix and add your own meat? I haven't eaten meat for years and have no idea what I would get, where I would get it, or how to cook it (I think I would start with cooked, I'm still sketched out with raw with a dog with intestinal troubles already).
I fed him kibble for the last 3 nights in a row, just a cup around 11pm and I haven't seen a difference, so maybe kibble isn't the problem. I'm also thinking maybe IBD isn't the problem since he had little red dots on his belly and extra itching while he was sick(er)... So maybe a bacterial infection that the antibiotics are finally kicking? He has a few days left on it. He's had solid poops for awhile now. Sometimes I can't pick all of it up but it always either ends or starts with solid logs, if not the whole thing. And the color is turning more brown from pasty green. I'm so confused.
I'm currently feeding Blue Buffalo and Wild Calling canned food but it's RIDICULOUSLY expensive to feed him 4-5 cans a day at $2.80 per can. I'm desperate to find a food he can eat that's not going to cost that much, hence THK samples. I want to stay away from kibble as the main bulk of his meals but he does really like the Fromm and seems to be handling a small amount fine. It's also not grain-free (rice, oats, barley) so maybe grains also aren't the problem???
What the **** dog. I'm just thankful he seems to be overall feeling good and any of his bad days are triggered by 4 hour car rides. Now I need to get him on a food that he will do well with long-term and I can afford to feed him. I want to keep it under $5/day if possible... He's been pooping twice a day at pretty regular times and that makes me oh so happy!
I have followed your story, read all of your posts and threads about your dog and I am truly impressed by your persistence and thoroughness in dealing with your dog's problems. A lot of people would have given up and not even bothered to learn about GABA and glutamate or go out on limbs and try new things for their dog. So I really commend you for that!! And I hope that it pays off and you find a permanent solution that works well for you guys.