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Dog sensitive stomach - try this

Discussion in 'Dog Food and Diet' started by Walkiestime, Jul 24, 2018.

  1. Walkiestime

    Walkiestime Member Registered

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    Hi
    With my dogs have really sensitive stomached especially my middle dog I went through so many “good brands” but eventually I was told by the leading vet at Abington Park Vets to try Trovet Venison - it is a single protein diet hard kibble with no grains. After slowly changing his diet over his stomach and has changed so much and he rarely gets tummy upsets.
    So definitely try this product
     
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    Supposed to be hypoallergenic but I see potato and chicken fat in the ingredient list... both on the banned list for Murphy.

    Nice that youve found something that works for your dog though.
     
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    Hi

    Yes it’s a very good brand v expensive but it has chicken fat in yes and potato is softer than actual grains.

    How about using orjien for your dog.
     
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    Thanks but we have abandoned commercial dog food altogether.
     
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    What food do you make for Murphy please. Dudley left the chicken today. Yesterday he had beef which he ate. Normally he loves chicken. I don't know whether or not to add vegetables.
     
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    Murphy has lamb or goat.we add rice veg fruit sometimes a bit of live yougurt. He has his bones to chew no denta sticks they cause him trouble too.
     
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    Thank you. Our local butcher sells goat which I understand is quite strong. I used to give Dudley yogurt when he was younger so I will add that again. I am keen on doing his own food but did wonder if I needed to give him additional vitamins and minerals.
    He has occasional bones only, he is not keen on dental sticks but he does have an antler
     
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    Murphy does get a multi vitamin for barf fed dogs as a suppliment just because we know his diet is quite restricted. But one small portion of chicken caused an upset stomach that lasted several days so we dont have much choice. He seems healthy and happy no longer suffers itchy allergies and the vet is happy.
     
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    Hi

    If you feed raw yes they will need added vitamins speak to vets etc. Never give cooked bones they splinter v dangerous for dogs.
     
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    No worries raw for my dogs gave them too many problems.
     
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    I would disagree with that - if you give a well-balanced raw diet with plenty of variety, it will give them everything they need. Also, your vet is likely to know less about raw feeding than you could pick up from a bit of careful research on the internet. I totally agree about not giving cooked bones though :)

    Out of interest, what problems did your dogs have on a raw diet? Most people I know who have tried it have never changed back.
     
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    He was sick a lot
     
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    I just want to feed meat that I know was ethically obtained and preferably from the UK. I still want to feed Canagan kibble but with some meat as a topper. Canagan tins are not really an option because I don't want an opened tin to last a week even with freezing it.
    If I was certain I could give him all he needs by cooking it myself I would do that.
    I don't give him cooked bones but a totally raw diet is not an option. My friend feeds raw and the dog's breath stinks, he also has to have B12 injections monthly.
    I considered Butternut boxes but what they recommend weight wise for Dudley is four times as much as I give him a day at present.
    He is only a little dog
     
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    Harri is 10Kg and has 500g of Butternut Box a day which is a little less than the recommended 600g
     
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    Dudley is just under 9kg and has 40 grams of Canagan a day with 20-30 gms added wet food or chicken, beef or occasional salmon. His total daily intake is 60-70 gms. He has very few treats and they are taken off his total allowance. I feel the recommended amounts of Butternut box would result in him gaining weight.This whole food thing is a nightmare. I thought I was feeding him ok but I made the mistake of looking at where the meat was sourced and packed and very little is UK.
     
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    Please don't assume that is normal for a raw-fed dog - it isn't. Chances are the dog has underlying health problems anyway, or they aren't being fed a balanced raw diet.
     
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    Butternut Box contains a lot of water ( which is heavy) so you can't compare wet with dry on a direct 1:1 ratio. I've got the figure 70% water in a wet food in my head from somewhere. We're maintaining weight nicely on 500g and he gets chicken wings and lots of training treats on top.
     
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    @Nanny71 I would guess that your friends dog has an underlying health problem such as malabsorbtion or pancreatic problems in order to need B12 injections, not the fault of raw feeding .
    None of my dogs have ever had stinky breath and both Oscar and Murphy smell like milk and cookies a sort of baby smell yet they both ate only fresh meat and bones.

    Im not a pusher of any one type of feeding, having had dogs all my life I know what suits one will not suit another and where one will thrive on a particular food another will be cronically sick from it. I think we have to accept that the 'best' food is the one that suits our dog and allows them to live a happy healthy life.
     

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