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changed my pup to raw, was fine but just had explosive poo!!

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mouses Sat 06-Apr-13 22:00:02

my husky pup is 15wks old, ive just spent the week changing him from tripe and kibble. on the tripe his poo sort off spread when hit the ground but not runny. whilst changing over to raw (natures menu nuggets) he's poo's were smaller, nice and firm.

i tried him on a chicken thigh yesterday lunch & dinner and poo was fine. but not long ago he was whinning so let him out for toilet and it just fell out loose, then 10mins later another but more explosive! sorry tmi!

ive been trying to find some good info on what to feed and how much but it all seems so conflicting?! :-(

glossyflower Sat 06-Apr-13 22:03:21

I think it's just the change his body is not used to it unless you gradually introduce it but it will settle down after a few days.

morethanyoubargainfor Sat 06-Apr-13 22:08:21

it sounds to me like too much meat and not enough bone. have you made a full switch? as in just the raw?

morethanyoubargainfor Sat 06-Apr-13 22:10:52

at 15 weeks he should be eating around 10% of body weight of the raw food. if you feed it mixed with kibble it can cause upset stomachs and constipation as the raw food digests much faster than the kibble so if you are doing both it forms layers in the stomach iykwim.

mouses Sat 06-Apr-13 22:21:59

no he turned his nose up at the kibble the moment i gave him raw, so its been tripe and the nuggets reducing tripe and adding more raw. he had last bit of tripe tonight so mojority raw to tripe.

i gave him a thigh today at lunch?
the nuggets are just the raw already grinded up bones too?

he had a jab yesterday would this of had any effect?

morethanyoubargainfor Sat 06-Apr-13 22:26:45

it could have more to do with the jab to be honest. Also too much tripe can have the same affect. sensible dog though turninghis nose up to the kibble! to be honest I am not sure with nuggets as I just gice mine lumps of animal and nor do the cubes, thwy are so expensive! a gebergeneral rule is 80% meat, 20% offal or bone.

needastrongone Sat 06-Apr-13 22:30:13

I am just learning about raw myself but found tripe makes our puppy a little softer. Not loose but not the hard poo that he does with other raw food.

I do know that, after all his injections, he has been very very loose and I thinks that's pretty common. So it might be that rather than the raw?

mouses Sat 06-Apr-13 22:42:00

so shal i continue with the nuggets in the morning?

i wih i concetrated more in maths at school! as much as i determined to feed raw the %'s just boggle my brain confused

ive read scrambled eggs can settle the stomach?

so is it common for them to get the runs after jabs?

mouses Sat 06-Apr-13 22:47:25

yea strongone thats what i mean, not loose but not as firm as they started to go once i started introducing raw.

i hope its the jabs and just passing. then all again in 2wks when he has the other one?! :-(

mouses Sun 07-Apr-13 09:05:38

just need to bump this as i am looking for advice on what to give him this morning? shal i give him his thighs still or opt for scrambled egg etc?..

i was up most the night cleaning up diarrhea :-(

needastrongone Sun 07-Apr-13 11:19:18

mouses - I am no expert but I would either not feed at all or give plain rice and chicken until you feel your puppy is able to cope with anything else. Is he drinking? How is he in himself?

Good luck, hope you are ok, you must be knackered!

mouses Sun 07-Apr-13 12:47:25

my local pet shop has a vet so going to ask advice. i havent fed him this morning, still diarrhea this morning so will see what vet says.

yes am knackered, justlike having a new born and being up all night :-)
he's drinking and playing just has that 'sorry for himself' look in his eyes.

mrslaughan Mon 08-Apr-13 14:35:00

We feed our 9month old raw and have had a few explosive poo's. The breeder said that it can be the offal content ( tripe surely is offal?) and to stick to chicken and turkey for a couple of days, and then introduce back the other variety's of meat we feed. We feed minced with bone

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