- AdministratorNovember 9, 2010 at 5:18 pm954
Like I said in previous post – I would still rule out parasites. He doesn’t need to have constant runs to have them and some dogs can be loaded with all kinds of parasites and you wouldnt know just by looking at the stool – rather their failure to thrive.
As far as adding to what you are giving with natural foods you may want to check out some forums that specialize in raw and natural foods. When you are making your own food you want to be sure to keep it balanced which is an art in itself.
For dogs that are having trouble with kibble I have had clients have good luck with Nature’s variety kibble. Its expensive but certain bags use tapioca as the starch – which is one of the most tolerated of any out there. California Natural – also is a line of dog food that has very limited proteins which is good for troubleshooting. Regardless, if you try to get back on a kibble or any food you have to expect the normal stomach upset that comes with switching foods too quick. When you don’t have solid stool to begin with it gets very tricky.
Being that he was a rescue, as a Licensed Veterinary Technician, I would still have to stress a vet visit. Do you have any history of a past stool check with him or deworming when you rescued him?