nowwown Posted October 29, 2007 Report Share Posted October 29, 2007 Hi, Cody was at the vet again for a staph infection; they are ugly scaly scabs on his back and near his genitals. Poor guy. So now he's on antibiotics again for 30 days. He also suffers from ongoing diarrhea. No matter what the food. I've tried numerous dry foods, from Purina to Nutro Natural Choice to Timberwolf to many other all-natural brands only sold in "higher end" pet stores. Everything else about the guy is "perfect health" - coat, eyes, teeth, nose, energy level, weight, etc. But the darn diarrhea is ongoing for months and months. So the vet said no more treats, except for the anti-allergic ones from Prescription Diet. And no more of the food I've been feeding. I'm trying now Prescription Diet ZD (I think that's what it is called). It is EXPENSIVE -- $50 bucks for the big bag. She wants me to transition it over the next 5-7 days and then exclusively that food for a month or so. That way we then can start figuring out what he is allergic to that is causing the ongoing diarrhea and the recurring staph infection on his skin. Oh she also recommended an antibacterial shampoo and suggested washing him once a week with that. Whew. Okay, here's my question to all you very knowledgeable and much more experienced BC owners. The vet makes a lot of money on all this Prescription Diet stuff, right? Any suggestions about how to figure out his food allergies short of expensive testing or this expensive Prescription Diet food? The only concern I have about raw food, by the way, is the amount of time I would need to prepare. I work full time, commute two hours a day and I just can't fit in a lot of dog food preparation into the day. Please help with advice or suggestions! Thanks! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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