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    Hi! My bulldog is currently recovering from gastric ulcers and has IBS. He is off all his meds now and I just give him slippery elm to help completely heal the ulcers. I want to transition him to a dehydrated raw diet. Everything I read says to consult a vet if you want to transition a dog with digestive issues. My vet isn't a fan of the raw diet though and I can't find any protocols online. I've started giving him a few pieces of tripe a day but I'm not sure where to go from here... any suggestions?

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    Your tripe, I presume it's white? If it is, you're feeding bleached tripe to your dog. Real tripe is green and smells like hell. Because of inspection issues with tripe, no butcher will work with tripe but bleach it. Pointless. Unless you live on a farm and do it yourself, I would understand. Im in the food industry and I know here in Canada, no one will risk it cause of bacterias. I seen some in cans and I bought one for Nyala. But was just that one.

    Hang in there other members who feeds raw will answer you for the transition.

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    No it's freeze dried green tripe, and yep the smell is awful. I get it from Metro Pet Market in Regina Saskatchewan - it's a local pet Heath food store. It's the K9 natural brand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diesel10 View Post
    No it's freeze dried green tripe, and yep the smell is awful. I get it from Metro Pet Market in Regina Saskatchewan - it's a local pet Heath food store. It's the K9 natural brand.
    Ok cool. Odd here in AB and a lot of other provinces cant. I will check into that. Thanks! Will tag other members to help you with raw.
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    I just found some freeze dry in AB. Go figure it's in where I buy Nyala's honest kitchen. Like duhhhh me lolll... had no clue they did it freeze dry. Thanks again!

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    Awesome! So far I'm just giving him a few pieces a day as I'm unsure of how I should be transitioning him to the dehydrated raw

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    [QUOTE=Diesel10;689007]Awesome! So far I'm just giving him a few pieces a day as I'm unsure of how I should be transitioning him to the dehydrated raw[/QUOTE
    I use honest kitchen grain free.


    https://www.babble.com/pets/making-t...ated-raw-food/

    Switching Your Dog To A Raw Food Diet

    https://www.wildatheartpets.com/page...nsition-to-raw

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    Tripe is good, the smellier the better. Grain - and dairyfree is a must and even vegatables like potatoes and such are not recommended. I'm not familiar on all what is available in the US, but from hat I've heard this Honest Kitchen sounds good. Probiotics are very important (my recomendation is fresh sauerkraute) and I would try digestive enzymes as well.

    DogAware.com Health: Digestive Disorders in Dogs Here's some good info too.

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    We have already picked the food we will be using - grand cru, it's a grain free fish formula. I'm just not sure how to transition him over due to his digestive issues.

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    Due to his issues I would go slowly like you would do when changing from a kibble to another kibble. Adding probiotics and digestive enzymes.

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    We've had very good luck feeding this to dogs that need it. In recent memory, only 2 have needed it.

    Vital Essentials. Purely raw. Instinctively healthy.

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    So is it okay to mix his kibble with the dehydrated raw as he transitions? Or do I have to give it seperatley?

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