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Luna my American Akita

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by Sharon Butler, Jan 24, 2019.


  1. Sharon Butler

    Sharon Butler PetForums Newbie

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    Hi Luna has just turned 1yrs for the past 4 months she has had a constant runny tummy. She has had scans,xrays,bloods all coming back normal so the vet thinks she is suffering from IBS?
    I have been advised to feed her on a mix of dry and tinned chappie for the next 6 weeks. I am currently feeding her 4 times a day to try to get her weight back up to a healthy BMI as currently she weighs 22.6kilos. She also moulted her coat is slowly coming in but I was wondering how long it should take for her coat to be full.
     
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    Burrowzig PetForums VIP

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    I wouldn't feed dry Chappie to a dog with IBS, it has loads of indigestible cereals. And just use the 'original' flavour in the cans. Have you tried slippery elm, a major constituent of Dorwest Tree Barks Powder? Very good for soothing an irritated gut lining.
     
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    Wet Chappie is often recommended for sensitive tums and several forum members have seen good results.

    Dry Chappie always gets a very poor rating so I would avoid it.

    I feed my sighthound wheat free food. He seems ok with rice.
     
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  4. Sharon Butler

    Sharon Butler PetForums Newbie

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    Thank you I would agree when she was just on the cans her tummy was tolerating it, I introduced the dry food and already I am seeing not so good results. So just put her on tins only. She seems to want at least 4 cans a day as she is starving and also on steroids I would appreciate advice on this x
     
  5. Sharon Butler

    Sharon Butler PetForums Newbie

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    Hi just using original chappie I have stopped dry as of today,
    Thank you for advice and not tried slippery elm as I have to try this for 6 weeks.
    All advice welcome x
     
  6. Sharon Butler

    Sharon Butler PetForums Newbie

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    Thank you for your advice I am so worried about her just want to see her at a good BMI x
     
  7. Lurcherlad

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    I think steroids can increase appetite?

    If she’s underweight maybe give her slightly bigger meals of the wet to keep her feeling satisfied?
     
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    Hi I feed my 3 james wellbeloved dry food only I feed 2 times a day lots of fresh water will help also
     
  9. Blitz

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    that sounds a bit illogical. Do your dogs suffer with IBS and are they underweight.
     
  10. Jamie19831983

    Jamie19831983 PetForums Junior

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    No but one of them had same problems around the same age so I done what said before and it worked for me
     
  11. Jamie19831983

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    My akita is now 60kg
     
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