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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 10-08-2015, 07:31 PM Thread Starter
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feeding raw but alot of diarea

Hi guys, im very upset as my dog is having trouble with her stool, very runny and has black bits inside/no blood.
Have taken to the vet and they said she maybe been having too much bones. Wich i have been giving just chicken winfs and legs with the bones. I honestly do not know what to feed her anymore, alot of different opinions and debates. So i just a healthy daily diet for her. Can anyone relate to this or help please ?

Waiting to hear from you guys thanks alot
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If you can rule out medical reasons for diarrhea, just deal with diarrhea as you normally would. Add rice, 100% pure pumpkin and decrease meat intake until the stool normalizes. Then slowly work your way back to the normal diet.

It's also possible your dog can't properly digest the food you're giving her, which may require switching to a different type of meat.
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How long has the dog been eating raw? In the beginning I had vomit and loose poop everywhere, until their bodies adjusted. Once they got past that we have had no issues, but it took some time.

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What does your raw diet consist of?

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Please lay out what you're feeding so we know how to help you

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don't do the rice and pumpkin --
better a day of fast

make sure you have hydration

you can prepare a healthy , amino acid rich , bone broth , home-made far superior to commercial salt laden (possibly MSG) products

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Hi guys, im very upset as my dog is having trouble with her stool, very runny and has black bits inside/no blood.
Have taken to the vet and they said she maybe been having too much bones. Wich i have been giving just chicken winfs and legs with the bones. I honestly do not know what to feed her anymore, alot of different opinions and debates. So i just a healthy daily diet for her. Can anyone relate to this or help please ?

Waiting to hear from you guys thanks alot
This is not an appropriate diet for a puppy and she is obviously getting sick from it Lots of nasty bacteria in raw chicken.

Put her on a good kibble!

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I don't know what you are feeding her. I don't even care. My puppy was weaned on raw. He is a healthy 2 yr now. He's never had kibble in his life. Never been sick. My 8 yr old hasn't had kibble since she was about 18 months. Never sick. Cat is on raw, no more IBD. All bloodwork on all animals is perfect.

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IMO, IF IF IF you are going to feed a puppy raw then you need to use a commercial raw that is properly balanced. You can give chew bones like lamb necks, larger turkey necks. Bones they can't just swallow. But at 8 weeks that puppy needs to be on a balanced diet. And obviously she is not getting that.

First, put her on rice (boiled with 2x the water), a lean meat, a little pumpkin and some ginger for a few days. It will help settle her system down.

I fed a commercial raw for the first several months and then at least 3x a week after that mixed with homemade. You need to do some research on raw diets before you decide to do home made because chicken wings and legs alone are not appropriate or balanced for any dog regardless of age.




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Hi well all she eats is minced lamb meet, minced chicken meat same again but diced now and then chicken wings. Pther than food she is gaining a very gd wieght and she is very playful and happy so it must be the food shes not happy with. Saying that i have 2 pups lulu is fine with the food but june is still having diarea.

I have not been giving any bones just like the vet has asked me

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don't do the rice and pumpkin -- better a day of fast; make sure you have hydration; you can prepare a healthy , amino acid rich , bone broth , home-made far superior to commercial salt laden (possibly MSG) products; go to your baby-care section and get pedialyte plain The Miracle of Pedialyte : Hangovers, Pets, and More

and per Jax08: IMO, IF IF IF you are going to feed a puppy raw then you need to use a commercial raw that is properly balanced. You can give chew bones like lamb necks, larger turkey necks. Bones they can't just swallow. But at 8 weeks that puppy needs to be on a balanced diet.
I feed raw. This is excellent advice that carmspack and Jax08, and the others below are giving you (except I believe that sweet potatoes or red potatoes are better than rice. My vet says they are easier on the stomach. Sweet potatoes preferably.) but start with the fast. BTW sometimes too much bone will show up as chalky in the stool.

And it is so important that Raw needs to be balanced or your pups bones may grow (or even not grow) at an inappropriate rate and then you will have large vet bills. Raw can be very healthy and successful but it needs to be done carefully. After a bit it becomes second nature and quick and easy to do. Also use a good supplement (Karbo Essentials, Opti-Pro Complete, etc.) If purchased in the large quantities on line they will last a long time.

I also add a raw egg three times a week (but that might be too much protein for your pup). They also need veggies, but preferably not raw. I periodically steam (keeps more nutrients that way) a large quantity of broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, squash and zucchini, puree it and freeze it. Fast and easy. Start them out with just a little bit though. And I add just a but of plain Kefir.

Here is another good reference regarding raw: https://www.mypetcarnivore.com/index...id=305&lang=en and this link provides information on denatured meat which is used in some raw preparations: https://www.mypetcarnivore.com/index...id=359&lang=en . One of the purposes of raw is to provide your dog with a healthy diet naturally geared toward its species. If you get products with denatured meat in them you risk illness.

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