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    Default Max's Diarrhea and his Dog Food. . . .

    Well, all I can say is that I'm not entirely convinced that Max's Diarrhea is solely the fault of the dog food(s) he has been on. To date, he has been on the following Dog foods:
    - Eukanuba
    - Innova
    -California Natural
    -Fromm (3 varieties)
    -Orijen

    His stool has been "soft" with every dog food I have given him. He has had Puppy food, Adult food, Grain-Free Food and a Home-made Bland Diet of Rice, Sweet Potatoe and Hamburger or Chicken or Turkey. And I get the same results..........He has had four(4) fecals done testing for Giardia, and has been on 3 dosings of Panacur and Flagyl. The stool specimens come back negative for Giardia each time.

    So, I'm going to have to agree with Leslie and say that it's not the Dog Food . . . . It's the Dog !
    Max could very well have a Pancreatic insufficiency going on that is causing this ongoing problem.
    So I'm going to have to have him tested and evaluated accordingly. I'll be sure to keep everyone
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    Please do let us know what they find, how awful for you both!

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    Sounds like Maximus and Tuffy are kindred spirits. I know how frustrating it is trying to find the magic food to cure your pup of all his ailments. Since Tuffy has had soft poop on just about every food he's eaten I'm beginning to think it's him...not the food too!Case in point--the Natural Balance LID lamb and rice gave him horrible poops so I went back to Purina Lamb and Rice mixed in with the Perfect Form and he's back on track.

    I agree with the others that perhaps you should go to a bland diet for a couple of days and then try him on another food. Maybe just give him a kibble and put the homemade lamb and rice on hold for a bit until you find the right food for him?

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    Default Re: Max's Diarrhea and his Dog Food. . . .

    My female, Bonnie, has a problem when she eats grass. I try to make sure she doesn't eat any, but if she does, I do the ground beef and rice diet for a couple of days. My dogs normally eat Iams lamb and rice dry only. I have found with these guys that canned food is not a good thing. Hope this helps.

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    Default Re: DIARRHEA again . . . .HELP!

    I had a similar problem with Linus when he was a puppy. He had chronic diarrhea. He was on a few rounds on antibiotics that cleared it up and it came back again once he was off. We determined it was an overgrowth of bacteria in his small intestine that was eventually cleared up by a combination of antibiotics and a food change (to Royal Canin) that put him on the road to a lasting recovery.

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    7/23/10 UPDATE:

    Well, Maximus yet again came back with a positive stool specimen for Giardia. This is the 3rd or 4th bought of Giardia he has had. The VET is not going to treat this at this time. He says Maximus is to young - He will be 7-Months on August 1st - and his Immune System is not fully developed -
    Once he reaches 7-months, things should change. In the interim, I have changed his diet permanently to FROMM Surf & Turf Grain Free, and added Daily Probiotics & Digestive Enzymes,
    and his stool has already improved. It will take up to 3-weeks for his stool to really be improved
    after having daily Probiotics and the Digestive Enzymes.
    Keep your fingers crossed...

    (Once I figure out HOW to put Photos' on this site, I'll post some PICS of "Maximus" for everyone to see ! )

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    Default Re: DIARRHEA again . . . .HELP!

    Quote Originally Posted by Maximus View Post
    7/23/10 UPDATE:

    Well, Maximus yet again came back with a positive stool specimen for Giardia. This is the 3rd or 4th bought of Giardia he has had. The VET is not going to treat this at this time. He says Maximus is to young - He will be 7-Months on August 1st - and his Immune System is not fully developed -
    Once he reaches 7-months, things should change. In the interim, I have changed his diet permanently to FROMM Surf & Turf Grain Free, and added Daily Probiotics & Digestive Enzymes,
    and his stool has already improved. It will take up to 3-weeks for his stool to really be improved
    after having daily Probiotics and the Digestive Enzymes.
    Keep your fingers crossed...

    (Once I figure out HOW to put Photos' on this site, I'll post some PICS of "Maximus" for everyone to see ! )
    Check out the site's tutorial on adding pictures! Hope this helps!

    http://www.englishbulldognews.com/fo...te-user-albums

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    Here is a photo of "MAXIMUS" . . . .

    I was finally able to figure out how to upload a Photo for everyone to see .....
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    Here are a few more Photo's of "Maximus" that I wanted to share with everyone.....

    Hope you like'em.....

    He's so sweet, I just love him !

    ~ Patrick
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    He has such a sweet squishy face! How could you not love that huh?!?! Adorable! Sorry you are still going thru all of this, must be frustrating.

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    Oh I am so glad you figured it out because he is SOOO cute!

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    He is awesome. Love those forhead wrinkles.
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