Join Date: Jun 2010
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I have been told by one of the Vets at our local pet hospital tha Blue Buffalo tends to be on the rich side, and dogs whose guts are sensitive to a richer diet would do better on a diet with less fat and protein.
My Buster has had a sensitive gut from the day I brought him home from the shelter (and he was loaded with parasites). He was on Flagyl, two kinds of dewormers, antibiotics, miticides, etc.
We fed him the id formula which helped. Before that he got white rice and boiled chicken. His stools eould improve to the point where I thought I could transition him to regular food. Then his stools would get so soft he needed butt baths.
We tried pumpkin, and that would help, but I had the thought that all the courses of antibiotics, etc., had wiped out the beneficial bacteria in his gut. I asked his Vet for canine probiotics, and that helped tremendously. His stools stayed normal on regular dog food (eventually I found that Taste of Wild kibble was good for him, and both dogs are thriving on it) unless he ate something he shouldn't.
The Vet also told me I can give Buster Pepto Bismol to firm up his stools, and I have used that with success.
Starr in NorCal
Mom to Buffy & Buster & Buster
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