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    Defaultwhich food to try now for our Cassh

    Hi
    We have been having one heck of a time finding a food that our Cassh can tolerate and that does not give him diahhrea. The breeder originally started him on Kirkland Chicken and Rice, but after 2 weeks of explosive diahhrea where the poor thing could not go 20 min. or so without going, we had to try something else.
    Our 4 year old is on Simply Nourish and doing very well so we tried this and added some water and a spoonful of yogurt, gradually changed him over (he's was 3 months old at this point) and he was doing "ok", but every 4 or 5 days he gets a few days of really loose stools, sometimes explosive, then we feed him homemade chicken and rice and he goes back to normal, only to have it again after he's been back on the food for a few days. He is going 4 or 5 times a day, ranging from really mushy to downright watery and we do not know what to feed him now. We thought this food was going to be ok, but it's looking like we may have to try something else unless we can find out why this is happening. Any suggestions as to what to try for him to solve this problem. We did supplement with Synergy dog food as we were told this was good for firming up the stools, but can't say we noticed much of a difference. I know people say to use pumpkin, but that just really
    masks a problem, if you stop the pumpkin, the loose stools will surely return. Getting exhausted trying to figure this out for the little guy

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    Have you brought a stool sample to the vet?? You're probably dealing with giardia, not a food issue.

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    We did already plus "just in case" they treated him for that, so thinking it's not that. And it's not every single day, he will go a couple days where he's somewhat normal and then bam, it hits and we are dealing with the watery runs again for several days.

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    Could be an intolerance, possibly to chicken (which can be very common).
    I would take a look at a lamb or fish based food next.

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    Is there a smell to the stool? Also, what type of treatment was done for Giardia?

    We had a bad Giardia episode with one of our dogs that lasted in total four months and included a three day stay in the emergency hospital. She would have diarrhea for a couple of days, recover and be okay for 1-2 weeks, and then start over. She was treated at least four times in that timeframe, but since none of the tests tested positive for Giardia, the vet refused to acknowledge that it could be Giardia and would only do a short term treatment (3-7 days). When she had her hospital stay, our other dog tested positive for Giardia, so both were treated again for a few days, but a couple of weeks later she started another episode of diarrhea. That time based on discussions with another vet and forum recommendations we purchased the medication and went through a longer treatment. She finally recovered fully, but it was a long stretch. Just something to keep in mind.

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    Wellness ocean has zero chicken- no fat,or carcass.fromm pork and peas and beef frittata(gf).

    Been there, done that.

    Just another thought- could you be feeding a bit too much?

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    If he's fine on the food at all, it's not a intolerance to that food. I'd treat for giardia again. How long and what did you treat with the first time?

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    We had the same issue with Murphy when he was a puppy. Constant diahrea no matter what food we tried. One night he threw up blood so we immeidatly took him to the emergency vet. He spent three days in the hospital and they determined that he had food allergies and his immune system was depleted which caused him to get a pretty nasty virus. In the end they put him on Hills Z/D Ultra a prescription dog food that has metabolized proteins so the dog won't have an allergic reaction to it (or so I was told). Murphy did really well on the Z/D Ultra (although it is pretty expensive) and after two years and working with a Vet we were able to switch him to Acana Pacifica with no issues. It might pay to talk to the Vet about a dog food that is for dogs with allergies / sensitive stomachs. Unfortunatley there is so much filler in alot of the food it can be hard to pin point exactly what the dog is allergic to which is why our vet went right to the Z/D Ultra.

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    sounds like what I went thru with rocky when he had giardiah. it can be a bugger to get rid of. Have you talked to the breeder at all?
    Charlie (foster) and Rocky

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    Sounds like giardia to me and I'm not known as the Giardia Queen for no reason.

    7 days of panacur, 7 days off, then another 5 days of being on panacur.



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