My PuppyI have a German shepherd/ Akita mix that I found at River Rock casino on August 23rd. A week after I took him home I took him to the vet. He had sever diarrhea, mites in his right eye and some tape worms. He was on medication for the mites for two months and on medication for the tape worms for two weeks. After those two things were fixed we tried to figure out what to do about the diarrhea because it wasnt going away, it still hasnt gone away. The vet put him on an enzym powder, not sure what the name of it is. Anyway we were suppose to give him 1 1/2 tea spoons with his kibble 3 times a day, the doctor also told us we should by the second worst kibble we can find cause the fillers should fatten him up that didnt work either. Anyways the enzym was only working for his first poop, he always had a second loose poop 5 minutes before the walk ended, sometimes a third. The enzym was suppose to last about three months. Half way though we decided to up the dosage, it helped a bit more, the second poop was a bit more solid, no third poop. In the end we had about 7 tea spoons left so I gave him the rest of the powder all in one does and it worked perfectly he only had one solid poop. Because we now didnt have anymore enzym powder we started feeding him rice and yogurt with his kibble, that kind of worked. We ran out of rice so we just used yogurt and that worked pretty good. One day I remembered that pumpkin can also help with loose poop so I mixed the pumpkin and yogurt with his kibble, which helped a bit more, then a few days later added some raw ground beef to it and it worked really well. I know that pumpkin can have the opposite effect, which it had this morning so im thinking about switching him to a chicken and Quinoa diet, no kibble.
The point of this story is I have tried a couple things outside the box and i would really like to get this 11 month old puppy on a sable diet that works so I was wondering if anyone here has had or known someone who has had a problem like this and what they have done about it. I was also told putting him on a raw dog food diet would work but it is REALLY expensive. If you have any suggestions please let me know.
YoucancallmeJuliet 22-25, F 0 Dec 9, 2011