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    Sensitive stomach?

    I just bought Blue Buffalo sensitive stomach and am going to see if it can clear my dog's diarrhea. He has already been on Panacur, flagyl, and pepcid, had a fecal and his blood drawn, and nothing has worked. Anyone had any luck with this food?

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    Re: Sensitive stomach?

    why has he been on panacur....and flagyl..i thought that was for giardia....no?

    my malia did not react well to feeding raw to the point where we had to go to the ER yesterday.....sigh....two hundred dollars later, she's eating boiled hamburger and rice.....she won't go back to anything, raw or commercial until i see something other than black liquid.

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    Re: Sensitive stomach?

    Maybe you should try a grainfree, limited ingrediet diet. Raw suits the need to a T, but there are dry foods (and wet) that might be more to your liking.

    Most sensitive stomach foods add oatmeal. This does not resolve the problem.
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    We adopted a rescue Shih tzu mix about 6 weeks ago. He has been having some problems with rumbling stomach and throwing up stomach bile every 2-3 days. We tried Pepcid for about 10 days and had limited success. Went back to the vet today and she suggested it may be his diet. I have been feeding him Purina Pro little bites mixed with some Cesar's wet food. He also has some major gas problems. The vet suggested keeping with the dry food, which he seemed to tolerate but started to get bored with, and introduce a bland diet and sold us the Hill's Prescription Diet I/D. I'm wondering if anyone has a better suggestion for a bland diet.

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    Re: Sensitive stomach?

    If you can find a food called Canine Caviar Special Needs diet, it is designed to be used in place of Hills I/D. They also have some great canned food. One is just turkey and water, and one is duck, sweet potatoes and water. Check out their website www.caninecaviar.com
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    Re: Sensitive stomach?

    We started Natural Balance Limited Ingredient sweet potato and venison a few days ago, and it's done wonders already. For the first time since we've had him, his poop actually looks like dog poop SHOULD and not a big ploppy pudding mess.

    We went through science diet I/D also and if anything it made him worse. There is a RIDICULOUS amount of corn in it, and I have a sneaking suspicion that's one of the things our guy is allergic to. The idea is that it's "highly digestible", which basically seems to mean its going to move through the system fast. What it really means is that there's very little worthwhile in it, and you can expect a lot of huge yellow poops.

    Unless you really see a difference with the SD, I'd recommend one of the limited ingredient diets - by natural balance or whoever else (several of the higher quality dog food brands make them) and after you feed it for a couple months you can add other stuff back in and try to figure out what's bothering him. If you DO do a LID though, you need to remember you can;t feed him any treats with other stuff in them, or it sort of defeats the purpose of getting his tummy back to normal where you can figure out what's bothering it.

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