| Posted 07/09/12 at 10:36 AM||Reply with quote #301 |
|For those with similar issues, I am extatic: I found the mix that works for Darius: Ancana lamb and Okanagan apples (pink bag)! The lower protein content, the oats, the apples and pears and the fact this particular brand is designed for sensitive stomachs seems to have done the trick! Darius finally has a consistent hard stool. and he went from 6 to 3 or 4 stools a day. Sooo relieved! (pun intended ) |
| Posted 07/09/12 at 12:26 PM||Reply with quote #302 |
|congrats on finding a combination that works, it can be very fustrating. |
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| Posted 07/14/12 at 10:31 AM||Reply with quote #303 |
|I have been thinking about switching my 9 month old boy to raw. Not doing it totally right now, this is how I am starting out and was wondering if it was a good start.|
In the A.M. Around 6 he gets 1 pound of chicken parts. He then gets a scoop of Nuvet Plus over a slice of bread around 8 in the morning. At noon he gets a whole peeled sweet potatoe and some sugar snap peas. About 3 times a week he also gets a cored apple stuffed with peanut butter. Or a tomatoe.
At night about 6 P.M, I give him his kibble with a can of dog food.
He also get bully sticks and pig ears and femur bones
Right now we very every other day he gets chicken in the morning the next day he will get 2 pounds of beef ribs. On the days he get the beef he then gets boiled rice with raw peas and carrots in it.....he also likewatermelon which I give him a few pieces of. Then his night feeding he get kibble with canned food and sometimes cheese on top. Have been only doing this for a few days,,,,about 5 ....poops are good. Am I on the right track?
I go back to,the butcher Monday to load up on stuff, went yesterday but to many other raw feeders got the best,
Thanks for any and all suggestions
Newbie to Mastiffs
| Posted 07/18/12 at 11:40 PM||Reply with quote #304 |
Originally Posted by DariusHystaspes
For those with similar issues, I am extatic: I found the mix that works for Darius: Ancana lamb and Okanagan apples (pink bag)! The lower protein content, the oats, the apples and pears and the fact this particular brand is designed for sensitive stomachs seems to have done the trick! Darius finally has a consistent hard stool. and he went from 6 to 3 or 4 stools a day. Sooo relieved! (pun intended
We Love Acana! We do feed raw occassionally but it gets expensive. Our next best thing is Acana. The dogs love it and do well on it.
| Posted 07/18/12 at 11:52 PM||Reply with quote #305 |
|I just wanted to post about the food I just switched to. I was feeding Dixie a mixture of two different foods and I was feeding Fiona a different kind. I was looking to find something readily available that would work for both girls.|
My friend fell in love with Victor dog food and pestered me till I tried it. The girls both LOVE it, lick their bowls clean. So far no bad gas, no skin issues and poops are great!
Check it out at victordogfood.com...
I feel like a salesman but I'm not I'm just impressed.
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| Posted 12/21/12 at 03:29 PM||Reply with quote #306 |
|I'm feeling a little defeated with my EM's food situation. |
WHen I first got my pup, the breeder had him on Fromm Adult Duck/Sweet Potatoe, this gave him mushy poops and terrible gas. SO I figured I'd get him something more agreeable with his stomach. Enter Science Diet, per the recommendation of my Vet...later I found out that this food is very low quality and I should take him off of it. So I did and went to Wellness...which gives him semi hard poops, but still has gas most of the time. I wanted to get him on Orijen so I figured I'd give it a try....The first day, Tuesday night, I gave him a mixture of Wellness/Orijen and all seemed good, infact no gas and the next morning/day/evening he had harder poops. I was excited..until last night...same mixture, but this time explosive diarrhea ALL night long into this morning. What the hell?! My breeder says I should go back on the fromm and stop the wellness and lay off the grain free. So should I just take back the Orijen and pick up Fromm (another recipe maybe) and ween him on that?? The grain free is out right now...I can't keep doing the 3am diarrhea clean up thing. I just want him on the best food I can get that his stomach will tolerate. Thanks for any help!
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| Posted 12/22/12 at 06:05 AM||Reply with quote #307 |
|a lot of dogs (mastiff or not) seem to be experiencing food problems. Before starting any new food I would be|
sure to check the FDA.org site to make sure there have been no recalls.
I had the same experience you have had, and finally I just had to pick a good food and stick to it. My dog seems to do best on a chicken and oatmeal formula. For me, the first thing I notice is whether or not the dog has GAS.
That's a good sign it isn't working for your dog! Each dog seems to be different. I feed Fromm's Gold, Large/Giant breed CHICKEN FORMULA. I add chicken to it. No gas, decent poops. For a puppy, I would pick an adult formula with protein about 22%.
btw, my dog did not do well on duck with sweet potatoes..GAS, ETC. You should consider allergy testing to see what your pup has problems eating...
| Posted 12/24/12 at 01:35 PM||Reply with quote #308 |
So we have him on the boiled rice and chicken diet right now to get him back to normal and its doing the trick...Man what a rough 3-4 days this was for my boy and us. He taught me a lesson though....never again. Especially after he had a bout of diarrhea in my car (all over).
I picked up Fromm Salmon and Veggie. I'll slowly introduce it (thinking tonight) and see how he does on it.
He also had bad gas/mushy poop on the Fromm Duck/Sweet potato so it wasn't working.
I'll monitor (or smell it rather, lol) his gas and see how it goes...if he continues to have gas/mushy poops...I think I will take him in and have the allergy test completed. That way I can rule out right away what he can't have.
| Posted 04/26/13 at 03:22 PM||Reply with quote #309 |
|Hi all! |
I have a 4 month old Neapolitan Mastiff, Moose, who has been on Blue Buffalo's large breed puppy food since he was 8 weeks. I weened him off what his breeders were giving him (Puppy Chow), right onto the Blue Buffalo. His stools are soft fairly often. Most mornings his stool will be normal, but by the end of the day, it's like water. I've made so many trips to our vet (who is constantly trying to get me to switch over to IAMS or Eukanuba, but I just can't bring myself to feed him that garbage), and we've had stool samples taken, and he's been all clear. She even put him on a round of antibiotics. Nothing has helped. I've heard that the Eagle Pack Natural Large & Giant Breed Puppy dry dog food has had great results. Would you guys recommend this product? I was reading the ingredients, and read that there was ground corn in it. Not sure what you guys felt about that. I feel awful not having a vet that will give me an honest opinion, but I'm moving from the NYC to North Carolina in a few months, so I'll be on the hunt for a good vet once I get down there. I've never had a mastiff before. Moose is also skinny, I can see his ribs when he's eating. My vet told me to feed him 5 1/4 cups a day (as it says on the bag), but I upped it to 6 cups because he was looking too thin. My past dogs (2 golden retrievers and an American Bulldog) were on raw diets. Any suggestions would be great. Thanks so much in advance!