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    Quote Originally Posted by ABEBD View Post
    Hello,

    Each bulldog is different. However, there are many major similarities among ALL bulldogs. One of the biggest is Chicken as a protein. Certainly most members would agree with avoiding chicken in dog foods. And there are members who will agree with the use of raw feeding as a better choice than kibbled. And in-between there are the vast majority.

    The history from the decades in the past of bulldog breeders who only had the choice of chicken or beef to feed before dry dog food was invented, chicken was cheaper to feed than beef. Hince, bulldogs were feed chicken as the main and often only source of protein. Inferior quality of chicken, often farm raised, created a sensativity for skin and GI systems. FAST forward to modern times. LOTS of top brands that have proteins other than chicken, by-products or meal as main ingredient and on the list of foods there are 4 and 5 star that work for vast majority of dogs.

    Back to raw diet.
    Balancing the right amount of parts and pieces is a trail and error. The natural chicken is better than the processed variety. The use of limited other ingredients such as sweet potato can help in the balance of the processing. The problem with diarahia is the amount of water loss due to excess watery poo. Just like in people and children, the loss of electrolityes is a major issue.

    Stay in touch and be vigilant to watch for problems. Any feeding changes need to be done slowly and doumented.

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    never knew that about chicken and beef from breeders way back when. Good to know why so many bulldogs have a sensitivity to chicken.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shahster View Post
    Hello!

    Otis has been eating raw (just chicken for now) for 11 days. I was feeding him a chicken leg quarter twice a day, but his stool was pure liquid. So I started adding more bones. The whole day he'd eat a chicken back and a quarter leg (split in 2 meals), but then he became constipated. So today I gave him 2 thighs and a drum stick, and some pumpkin for breakfast....and now his stool is projectile! Dinner he had 1 thigh and probably half a chicken back.

    I can't seem to find the right balance for him. Am I doing something wrong??







    throwing up is completely normal on raw when initially starting and sometimes they will do it when they are given a new protein- they say it is ok for them to eat it up again but I think that is gross and don't let mine do that. My little guys threw up Sunday- we just switched to a new protein - whole ground duck.

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    Oi vey. What a night. Otis kept having to go outside every 2-3 hours from 1:30am-10am, he only had one accident and I'm assuming it was my fault for not being awake. I didn't feed him breakfast because I read that you should fast them when you have issues like that. I'm assuming chicken is out. His fur is thinning, he's got "dandruff", and the poops are unbelievable. So I bought beef stew to give him for dinner, and beef ribs.....but the beef ribs seemed too hard for him so I gave him a bit of chicken backs I still had, just so we (hopefully) didn't have a repeat of last night.

    Should I stick with the beef? What kind of meaty bones are okay for dogs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shahster View Post
    Oi vey. What a night. Otis kept having to go outside every 2-3 hours from 1:30am-10am, he only had one accident and I'm assuming it was my fault for not being awake. I didn't feed him breakfast because I read that you should fast them when you have issues like that. I'm assuming chicken is out. His fur is thinning, he's got "dandruff", and the poops are unbelievable. So I bought beef stew to give him for dinner, and beef ribs.....but the beef ribs seemed too hard for him so I gave him a bit of chicken backs I still had, just so we (hopefully) didn't have a repeat of last night.

    Should I stick with the beef? What kind of meaty bones are okay for dogs?
    i give lamb femur, lamb ribs, turkey necks. I would maybe try turkey before beef as bee is rich and could be rough to start when intitially going raw. Turkey is more easily digestible and not as rich.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scueva View Post
    i give lamb femur, lamb ribs, turkey necks. I would maybe try turkey before beef as bee is rich and could be rough to start when intitially going raw. Turkey is more easily digestible and not as rich.
    Hmm, well his poop isn't projectile. But it's softer than soft serve ice cream. Since I already fed him one meal of beef, would it be safe to switch to a new protein or should I ride out the beef for a couple of weeks?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shahster View Post
    Hmm, well his poop isn't projectile. But it's softer than soft serve ice cream. Since I already fed him one meal of beef, would it be safe to switch to a new protein or should I ride out the beef for a couple of weeks?

    How long have you been feeding the beef? I would prob stick with the beef for a couple weeks and maybe up the bone ratio and see how he does if you get normal stool after a couple weeks I would stick with it for a good month before changing proteins again. If after a couple weeks of beef it is super soft I would move to turkey necks - like I said beef is rich and it usually takes a bit for the dogs system to get use to it. Also I would give a probiotic and digestive enzyme. This will help with the intitial transition and then once he has been on raw awhile with normal stool you can discontinue if you want. I give it to mine still and my female has been on raw over a year. I figure it's cheap enough and does t hurt. Let me know if you have any others questions, ill do my best to help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shahster View Post
    Hmm, well his poop isn't projectile. But it's softer than soft serve ice cream. Since I already fed him one meal of beef, would it be safe to switch to a new protein or should I ride out the beef for a couple of weeks?
    Glad to hear the is improving !
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    Default Re: Poop Problems

    He's only had one beef meal of beef stew. I had short ribs, but didn't end up giving them to him because I was scared of the bone. What type of beef bone is edible? Thanks for your help.

    And yes, I'm so glad his poop wasn't projectile. I mean it still wasn't ideal but it's bettee than it was before.

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