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Alright, so this is the first time I owned a dog and we got him when he was 8 weeks. He's always had a sensitive stomach and couldn't figure out why he was having such bad gas and diarrhea here and there. The vet recommended I put him on a diet strickly of rice and boiled chicken so for yhr last 3 days now that's what he's been on, now it seems like it got much worse. His diarrhea has turned constant and to straight liquid shooting out, he starting to throw up a little and he can hardly contain himself when he has to 'go' and sometimes doesn't make it. His nose I've noticed is a bit swollen, not sure though if that's from him trying to get the harness off when I take him for walks or an allergic reaction to possibly chicken? He just had stool samples and blood work done about a mth ago, everything came back fine. Should I try the Lamb and rice mix instead? I heard that was better to try if your dog is sensative to certain foods or allergies. He's a lab/husky mix, about 55 pounds.
 

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Many dogs are allergic to chicken. Have you tried straight rice?
 

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Maybe try a fish based food?

My big guy is allergic to corn, wheat, soy, chicken and lamb (that we know of). Buster does well on Taste of the Wild Pacific Stream but there are other fish based kibbles out there. When he's having an allergy flare up and needs a bland diet I substitute fish for the chicken. I use either Pollock fillets or catfish, steam either & use some of the liquid to cook the rice.
 

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I would let him fast for a day (except water), then try lean ground beef (drained to get the fat out) and rice (1/4 ground beef, 3/4 white rice) for a few days until you start seeing the poo firm up. He appears to have a chicken allergy, so best to avoid it. Eventually, work a kibble slowly into the diet. I'd try a fish based food. Check the ingredients, b/c some foods that advertise being fish based also have chicken in them (Blue Buffalo is an example). Acana Pacifica is good, as is Taste of the Wild Pacific Stream, and Natural Balance LID Potato and Fish.
 

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I would fast him as well and feed him a grainfree food, fish based. Look at Earthborn, Nutrisource, Nutrisca, TOTW if you don't mind Diamond products
 

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Maybe try a fish based food?

My big guy is allergic to corn, wheat, soy, chicken and lamb (that we know of). Buster does well on Taste of the Wild Pacific Stream but there are other fish based kibbles out there. When he's having an allergy flare up and needs a bland diet I substitute fish for the chicken. I use either Pollock fillets or catfish, steam either & use some of the liquid to cook the rice.
Alright so I guess Cody does not like taste of the wild. He is absolutely refusing to eat it. Pushed it away after moving it around, tasted it and started crying. Anyone hear of science diet?
 

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Science diet is a poor quality food.
The 24 hour fast is critical in a dog that is having gastro-intestinal issues. You may consider going back to the vet as crying when eating is not an indication he doesn't like the taste - it is an indication of pain.
Sierra just got over a severe case of gastroenteritis. Go back and get blood work again (she just had it done in Feb) and an exam. Sierra was refusing to eat and it was nausea causing her to stop eating - it took a shot of antiemetic to get her to eat. Flagyl worked wonders for her diarrhea (as did the 24 hour fast). She is on a prescription food for two weeks that is very bland, low fat and high in fiber to allow her stomach to heal.
As for not eating (after he has gone to the vet and is on the road to recovery) - put the food down for 30 minutes. Pick it up if he hasn't eaten. He will soon learn to eat it. Sierra balked at her prescription food (it is very bland) the first time she saw it - I picked it up after 30 minutes. She was eating it by the next meal.
I am trying Natural Choice Fish and potato limited ingredient for my girls. So far Misty is doing well (although she is not completely transitioned onto it yet) and we will see how Sierra does after she is done with her stent of prescription food.
 
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