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Discussion in 'Dog Health and Nutrition' started by rkd78, Jan 23, 2012.


  1. rkd78

    rkd78 PetForums Newbie

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    hi i've been feeding raw to my two staffs now for about four weeks. the youngest Diesel is four and a half months old, keeps on having loose stools.i feed him 200g chicken quarters in the mornin then 100g of tripe or lamb mince in the afternoon and evening.

    i've also tried giving more bone but his stools are still loose. any advice would be grateful

    thanks
     
  2. Sleeping_Lion

    Sleeping_Lion Banned

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    I'd leave out the lamb mince for now, and just keep them on chicken and green tripe until their systems are used to it. I generally tell people to switch them over onto that diet once they've made sure their dogs are ok with chicken, and then introduce different proteins one at a time, and give them plenty of time to get used to the new foods. Most dogs switch over fine, without any problems, but some dogs do have problems, as you've discovered, so it's best to take things slowly to make sure it agrees with them. :)
     
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    rkd78 PetForums Newbie

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    thanks. the older staff she's fine it's just the pup.
     
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    babycham2002 PetForums VIP

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    lamb makes my golden retriever sick, even now after being on raw for over a year.
    the only lamb she can tolerate is in a lambtripe mix

    cut out the lamb, see how that goes, then if not working up his bone intake and see how you get on



    best of luck


    vicki
     
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    Goblin PetForums VIP

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    Also strip off any skin on the chicken as this can cause loose stool. It can be gradually be left on it greater amounts when firm stool is achieved.
     
  6. rkd78

    rkd78 PetForums Newbie

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    i do this anyway he would be chewing the skin for at least half an hour. when i first gave him chicken.
     
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