Posted : 4/14/2007 12:54:25 PM
...in Oct or Nov. Recently his stools became soft and eventually lead to Diahrea. After fecals etc no parasites found so he went on E/N and metro to treat. As soon as we started mixing his regular food back in...soft again. So as per the vets office suggestion I tried mixing some rice in to see if he needed more carbs, and was getting too much protein by chance..before trying a bunch of diff foods. So sure enough over night....better stools...they are now the right color and firmer. So...what food should I switch too?
Iv been in the VERY same boat as you!!! I just got done switching my Scotties back to Natural Balance Duck and Potato cause I had put them on Duck and Potato by Fromm and they had soft stools which never ever happens to Alley. Now Max ..yes cause he is my IBD dog but I didn't need any extra problems in that area so I just got done switching them back to NB and they are back to normal.
My Westies were on Royal Canin mini and Loving it... But there stools were nothing but soft serve and when I went to scoop it ....it went to mush[:'(]
So we all know what happens next when a a dog doesn't have a consistant firm stool then they have Anal gland problems.
So like you I started adding stuff... canned pumpkin... fiber powder and other stuff and then I thought to myself... Hello... this is rediculous that Im having to do all this because the food isn't working.
SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO I went with a new food for the Westies... Its called Kumpi ... Well to of My Westies have taken nicely to it But Zoey is still wanting her Royal Canin....
This is what I wrote the owner of the company to update her on how the dogs were doing...
Anyway finally the dogs poop is all getting back to normal and life is good
I will keep you posted on the progress of my dogs. Since taking Mattie
off Natural Balance dog food her stained beard and eye's that were so rusty are almost completely gone. Now will see if the feet chewing stop on Kumpi. If so she will be completely fixed I will Add that since I took Zoey
off Natural Balance she is like a teenager again. Mike was shocked by her energy level and her wanting to get up in the morning. Hubby gets up at 4:30 am and it was like lighting a bomb under Zoey
to get her to go out to potty. (can't say I blame her at that hour) but since changing her diet she would pop right up and ready to go. She has more energy than the other 4 and she is 11 years old. Anyway since being on Royal Canin she is a new dog so I HOPE that continues on Kumpi. I guess the reason why Im sharing is that I don't think people realize how much nutrition effects our dogs and the way they age and act. Just like people. I did get my Scotties
back on Natural Balance Duck and Potato and there poop is perfect again. So I guess that agrees with those two very well. One has IBD the other Alley with all the health issues and allergies. _______________Okay since writing that everyone is doing good but Zoey... The switch put her tummy and gut into runny stools so Iv got her on Metronidazole and probicin and Im making the switch with her... Poor girl.. she loved Royal Canin so much but again... Full Anal glands and scooting .... Anyway I will get her feeling better and get her completely on the new food. I can only imagine how working with one dog would be... EASY[
] Try getting it right with 5 dogs....[8D] enough to make you batty and a poop expert really quickly...