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    Default NEED HELP... Upset belly... Need food advice

    Ok so hank is my bully and he has had stomach issues since he was a baby, he is currently on lamb and oatmeal blue buffalo puppy he will be one year next month. His stools are ups and downs one day they are solid the next they are very runny,, I did do chicken and rice recently for the past 4 days and it clogged him up, he was not gassy and only pooped once a day also I have fed him twice a day instead of three times but i slowly just put him back to his food and he is gassy and has runny stools. any suggestions for a sensitive stomach food>??? Im not sure how much longer I can take it!

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    Going to tag a few food knowledgable members to try and help you ...
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    When we got our rescue we were told he had a sensitive stomach and they had him on science diet sensitive stomach. I since switched him to Merrick with no issues, but maybe you can try the SD?
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    I am not real good in this area myself and Christine has tagged some members to help.

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    yes i thought about trying sience diet i feel so bad for him it gets to the point where he wines and moans like his belly hurts i hate seeing him like that! I did try the I. D. food brand canned and he does ok but i am thinking of switching his food completely!

    thank you!

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    Default Re: not sure if this is the right place to post under…. but I NEED HELP

    When we got curly the breeder was feeding him Royal Canin. We switched him to Blue Wilderness Salmon and his stool never really adjusted to Blue - he was on it for 2 months.

    We decided to switch to Fromms pork and peas because we suspected a Salmon allergy (he was turning pink and licked a lot). When we switched his food his stool became firm within a week. We haven't had problems since and he has been on it for about 4 months now.


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    Btw curly use to whine a lot when he was pooing and on blue too. It is a good brand of food but it just didn't work for him. Try switching foods. It may help!


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    Quote Originally Posted by hanksmomma View Post
    yes i thought about trying sience diet i feel so bad for him it gets to the point where he wines and moans like his belly hurts i hate seeing him like that! I did try the I. D. food brand canned and he does ok but i am thinking of switching his food completely!

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    SD is good short term to get them stable, but you are right about finding the right food instead of going SD. Hang on those with more knowledge will be along shortly.... I tagged a few
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    Default Re: NEED HELP... Upset belly... Need food advice

    Please...NO SCIENCE DIET...it is crap!

    Put Hank on adult food, incorporate change slowly, a small amount of new to
    small amount of old over a month's time. Start 1/4 new to 3/4 old, than 50/50
    than 1/4 old to 3/4 new...it takes at least 4-6 weeks until any food completely
    clears from gut once stopped. Add 1 TBSP pure pumpkin (not the pie mix) to
    each feeding, will help firm up poop. Also...helps with constipation too

    He's gassy from eating grain (oatmeal) so put him on a grain free food, feed
    TWICE daily.

    Blue Buffalo seems a bit rich so try different brand. I feed TOTW Grain Free
    Bison & Venison but Fromm's Pork & Peas works well for most bullies. TOTW
    is a bit less expensive

    Good luck and let us know how Hank does and what works for him.


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    Default Re: NEED HELP... Upset belly... Need food advice

    I would definitely change his food, plus if you feed Jim too much food his poop will be soft. Try 3/4 cup twice a day and see if that helps, once you change foods. If it helps then slowly increase the amount until he has soft poop again then back it down a bit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hanksmomma View Post
    yes i thought about trying sience diet i feel so bad for him it gets to the point where he wines and moans like his belly hurts i hate seeing him like that! I did try the I. D. food brand canned and he does ok but i am thinking of switching his food completely!

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    I would avoid any canned food. In my experience it aggravates diahrrea.
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    Default Re: NEED HELP... Upset belly... Need food advice

    I don't think SD is a good long term solution but maybe until he settles down? I feed merrick grain free buffalo and sweet potato. Good luck.
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