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PostSubject: Re: Chronic diarrhea - vet is shrugging   Chronic diarrhea - vet is shrugging - Page 2 EmptyMon May 02, 2022 11:16 am

We've been on a food trial since mid February with a hydrolyzed protein kibble (salmon). I thought we were going to begin doing the introduction of new materials but the vet doesn't seem open to that. She says that Sky will have to stay on this diet forever. I think I might have to go rogue and do the tests on my own, but I'm still frustrated that she still looks unwell on various days .
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PostSubject: Re: Chronic diarrhea - vet is shrugging   Chronic diarrhea - vet is shrugging - Page 2 EmptyMon May 02, 2022 3:58 pm

I don't have the problems that you've had but I've had to review what I'm feeding my pups.  I'm an old country boy and haven't fed much except Purina Dog Chow for years .. but my dogs are having a revolt and not eating.  Personally I think it's something wrong with this bad / lot of food.  I put some out back and even the coyotes aren't too interested - now that's bad since they'll eat almost anything!

I'm never impressed with any doctor - human or vet - who says that we have to accept the status quo when the status quo isn't where my dog should be.  As @TwisterII suggested, it's all too easy to see your dog 'in love' with some food only to find out later that she's (er, he's) allergic to something in it.  Go rogue, try and see what you can work out!  But do it carefully and over a time span that let's you know what's good and what isn't. Simplify your menu as much as possible and also consider those 'non-meal' additions like treats, etc.

You might want to talk to the folks at Fromm Family Foods ... I've had several conversations with them.  First over the food that I was feeding Sasha because I couldn't get her weight down and now that these two are revolting about something that meets their needs.  (( Adult formula .... ))

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We use essence LID but before spider all my animals (dogs, cats,horses) ate purina. Pets global is the owner of essence. Its a good company and if you reach out to them they have will send samples go over nutritional needs specific to your dog, and they have never had a recall.

My mom lives and breathes science diet. I was never impressed with it but she had the added requirement of dog food being kosher and it is one of the top kosher dog food brands.
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PostSubject: Re: Chronic diarrhea - vet is shrugging   Chronic diarrhea - vet is shrugging - Page 2 EmptySat May 07, 2022 4:22 pm

Thanks very much for the advice, everyone! I also had similar feelings about the status quo decision, @aljones, since we hadn't done any tests otherwise!

So yes, I am starting to go rogue. She is getting peanut butter treats again and I have begun the transition off Tylan. I will contact Fromm and Essence. I did an in depth look at Fromm's dog food options some time ago and besides the vegetarian, it seemed many of them had chicken by products or weren't single protein, but maybe I missed something. My brother uses Fromm for his chihuahua and she loves it.
I really had liked the salmon purina pro plan for sensitive stomach, too. I'll probably test new brands and the other food options like dehydrated treats (I used to give my old husky Stella & Chewy's dehydrated treats).
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