Guest WoobiesMom Posted August 4, 2007 Report Share Posted August 4, 2007 Ok, I've been struggling with Mr. Woobs and his silly soft stools since I got him about 7 months ago. Intestinal parasites have been ruled out and I've tried 3 foods so far. Nutros, Science Diet for Sensitive Stomachs, and most recently, Merrick's Grandma's Pot Pie. I've been supplementing white rice and pumpkin. The stools have gotten more runny which makes me suspect rice as a possible culprit. I gave him about 3 tablespoons of a sample of Natural Balance's Sweet Potato and Fish kibble and now he's got full on diarrhea now. So, I read a bunch about raw and all the threads using the search function. I think it's something I want to try with him to see if the introduction of high protein, bones and the elimination of carbs will help his allergies and soft stools. I would like to try to do what Irene does in combining kibble and raw. I noted in one of her posts that she feeds kibble in the morning and raw at night. Has there been any problems? I read elsewhere that the kibble can slow down the digestive process and cause the bones to get stuck where if the dog was eating only raw, the process through the digestive track would be rather quick and there'd be less chance of obstruction. Does anyone else feed both? Have you had problems? Would you introduce the raw first or the new kibble first? Or given that he's already got the diarrhea, would a full on cold turkey change be that detrimental? I'm trying NB Potato and Duck next and have about 2 weeks worth of the Merrick's left. Is that enough of a transition time? The other question I had was something AK doc said about dogs getting salmonella from raw foods. Is enough to freeze the chicken before feeding it to eliminate the chances of bacterial contamination or should I flash boil it prior to feeding. Last thing I want is to put poor Woobs through food poisoning just to firm up his poops and address his allergies. Sorry for all the questions, I just want to do it right and avoid more vet bills and get my poor dog off Benadryl. It helps, but I don't like his sluggishness when he's on it. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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