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I started Max on a RAW diet AGAIN..I've done numerous attempts with him, and he just does not tolerate it well at all. BUT, normally I will see issues within the first day! We are going on our third day, and so far so good.


I'm doing RMBs in a.m. and then mixing in some RAW at night with his kibble, hoping that maybe a gradual change over may work better, instead of my normal cold turkey routine.

Wish us luck!!
 

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Good luck!!!!
 

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Good luck!
It's very common for dogs to have "issues" within the first days of switching to raw, but there are also very simply solutions to avoid those. After switching over numerous dogs (some tolerated it better than others), I would never start the raw diet without implementing the potatoe diet for the fist days in addition. It prevents any upset stomach/ diarrhea etc, and everyone is happy.
 

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Originally Posted By: MaedchenGood luck!
It's very common for dogs to have "issues" within the first days of switching to raw, but there are also very simply solutions to avoid those. After switching over numerous dogs (some tolerated it better than others), I would never start the raw diet without implementing the potatoe diet for the fist days in addition. It prevents any upset stomach/ diarrhea etc, and everyone is happy.
Max's issues are not the common issues that "can" arise from switching to a RAW diet. I say can as none of my dogs had issues with the switch over, except one dog had a day of diarrhea, but I just adjusted some things and all was fine..That part I'm not concerned about:)

His issues stem from digestive issues, weak immune system, gut issues, etc...He just has not been a good candidate for a RAW diet..I am going to add some home cooked in also tho. Anyway..so far so good, and he has stopped the horrid belching that he had been doing lately
 

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Best of luck, I'm trying to switch Ava to RAW too. She had her very first chicken hindquarters last night. So far so good!
 

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His issues stem from digestive issues, weak immune system, gut issues, etc...He just has not been a good candidate for a RAW diet..I am going to add some home cooked in also tho. Anyway..so far so good, and he has stopped the horrid belching that he had been doing lately

My male had the same issues. When I got him at age 1.5yrs he was on Iams and had chronic belching and digestive trouble, including slimy poo. He would burb so bad, he'd clear the room (it smelled like rotten eggs). I put him on raw and after I supplemented with digest.enzymes & probiotics the symptoms stopped (he would still burb without the supplem). He doesn't tolerate a lot of fat- he can't eat salmon (throws it up an hour later) and certainly not pork or lots of chicken/turkey skin. Other then that, he has absolutely no more belching or digestive trouble and I haven't given the supplement for the last 2 years.
 

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Originally Posted By: MaedchenHis issues stem from digestive issues, weak immune system, gut issues, etc...He just has not been a good candidate for a RAW diet..I am going to add some home cooked in also tho. Anyway..so far so good, and he has stopped the horrid belching that he had been doing lately

My male had the same issues. When I got him at age 1.5yrs he was on Iams and had chronic belching and digestive trouble, including slimy poo. He would burb so bad, he'd clear the room (it smelled like rotten eggs). I put him on raw and after I supplemented with digest.enzymes & probiotics the symptoms stopped (he would still burb without the supplem). He doesn't tolerate a lot of fat- he can't eat salmon (throws it up an hour later) and certainly not pork or lots of chicken/turkey skin. Other then that, he has absolutely no more belching or digestive trouble and I haven't given the supplement for the last 2 years.
Well so far so GOOD
I'm being very cautious though with him, and taking it slow...and yes I do give him enzymes also:)
 
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