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Sensitive Stomach Issues?

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Well I've been through 2 brands of food now and am having no luck with my dog. Let me break it down for you...I have a 9 month old lab mix. He is fully healthy.

When we first adopted him we fed him Blue Buffalo. His stools were probably firm about 75% of the time, although he would also have occasional diarrhea. During a two day span he had what seemed to be uncontrollable diarrhea. I was concerned and took him to the vet. The vet told me to get him off of Blue Buffalo and recommended a couple of brands...I chose California Natural.

He has been on California Natural for about 3 weeks now. During these 3 weeks his stool has been diarrhea about 85% of the time. I occasionally see some shape to it, but it is almost always runny. He has also began to have accidents in the house.

So basically, I can't afford to just trash 25 pounds of the California Natural. I can't afford a more expensive brand. I can't afford to take my dog back to the vet who seemed to give us bad advice. So now I am turning to you. What should I do in my situation? Thanks.
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Thanks for the advice! I'm glad to know I am not the only one going through this. After the past day I'd say my dog's diarrhea is not back to being uncontrollable after 2 accidents in the house and he woke me up at 1:30 AM to go potty.

I will have to look into the the Fish and Sweet Potato food. I think I am also going to have to try fasting him for a day. It does seem mean, but if its best for him he needs it. I've always heard adding rice firms their stool also so I may have to try that too. Thanks again!
Ok..so I've got all of this great advice and now I need to get a plan into action. I've got a few options and am debating between them.

I think I'm going to fast my dog for 24 hours and then begin adding 1-2 tablespoons of pumpkin to his California Natural food. From there I will just make adjustments as needed.

Feeding rice and chicken does interest me but I think I'll start with the pumpkin. When you cook rice, do you feed brown or white rice? I am also going to look into the various types of food that may be better for a dog with a sensitive stomach.
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