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    lablover88 is offline Member
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    DefaultRoyal Canin Prescription Food for Puppy?

    My 6 month old chocolate has had diarrhea for a couple months. He has been on antibiotics, but it kept coming back. He tested negative for giardia. He was recently put on Royal Canin Digestive Low Fat LF dog food. It worked like a charm and his poops firmed up. But, when I tried to transition him back to ProPan Chicken, he got diarrhea again. So, I tried transitioning him to Kirkland Lamb (same ingredients as Diamond Naturals) and the diarrhea continued. I took him back to the vet who told me to keep him on the Royal Canin food. My question is whether this is an okay food for a growing puppy. It is low in fat, protein, and fiber. The ingredients and nutrition facts are below:

    Guaranteed Analysis:
    Protein % Min 20.0
    Fat % Min 5.0
    Fiber % Max 4.2
    Moisture % Max 10.0

    ROYAL CANIN Veterinary Diet® canine DIGESTIVE LOW FAT LF™ 20 dry
    Rice, chicken meal, wheat, corn gluten meal, natural flavors, dried beet pulp (sugar removed), dried brewers yeast, chicken fat, powdered cellulose, monocalcium phosphate, salt, potassium chloride, sodium silico aluminate, anchovy oil (source of EPA/DHA), calcium carbonate, fructo-oligosaccharides, dried brewers yeast extract (source of mannan-oligosaccharides), choline chloride, taurine, Vitamins [DL-alpha tocopherol acetate (source of vitamin E), L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (source of vitamin C), biotin, D-calcium pantothenate, pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), vitamin A acetate, niacin supplement, thiamine mononitrate (vitamin B1), riboflavin supplement (vitamin B2), folic acid, vitamin B12 supplement, vitamin D3 supplement], Trace Minerals [zinc oxide, ferrous sulfate, zinc proteinate, manganese proteinate, copper sulfate, manganous oxide, copper proteinate, calcium iodate, sodium selenite], marigold extract (Tagetes erecta L.), rosemary extract, preserved with natural mixed tocopherols (source of vitamin E) and citric acid.

    Any thoughts??? Should I keep him on this indefinitly?

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    Try adding prozyme to his food What are your feelings about feeding raw? My 3 yr old had yucky stools when he was young after many test and nothing working or showing up I started feeding raw it made a big difference.

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