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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-25-2016, 05:09 PM Thread Starter
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Raw Feeding Post-SIBO

For those who weren't following the whole debacle, Nino is recovering from an acute, non-chronic case of SIBO. I have a question for those with knowledge on the topic. Is there any danger in feeding raw to a dog that recently had a bacterial overgrowth? I will hold off on raw for a couple weeks still, but I want to ensure it's okay. If I put him on a pro/pre-biotic, would I have to keep him on it for a long time, or just until his gut is more balanced? Thanks

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I bet Dee Dee will have an idea on the raw to share with what she has been told by her holistic vet.

But, I can say that as far as pro-biotics, those are good to give all the time, no matter what the diet.

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I bet Dee Dee will have an idea on the raw to share with what she has been told by her holistic vet.

But, I can say that as far as pro-biotics, those are good to give all the time, no matter what the diet.
Our vet, though we like them, knows little about raw feeding, so I didn't even run it by them. I'm currently looking for a good holistic vet in the area to go to (along with our family vet and our repro...hmm)

Of course, I just don't want him to be reliant on them (ie I start him back on raw with the probiotic and from then on he can only eat raw if he has had it)

Edit: If any of our MN friends have used a holistic vet in the Twin Cities, please PM me with details if your experience.

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Since one of my dogs have a sensitive stomach I feed him this Raw Food to Dogs with Sensitive Stomachs you can get some good information there too.

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I can't comment on raw, because I don't feed it for a number of reasons. (My immune system, and the fact that there aren't any limited ingedient commercial raw diets w/o fish oil) But my (holistic) vet is a strong believer that all dogs who are involved in sports or showing should be on probiotics all the time. She says that whether they seem to enjoy it or not, it is STILL stressful to them, just as Christmas is fun for a human, but they are still exhausted at the end of the day. Probiotics make it easier for their digestive systems to continue to work normally in "abnormal" (for the species) circumstances. All three of mine get probiotics every day. They get them AM and PM on show days.


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Which probiotic brand due you use?

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I remember a long time ago I asked about feeding raw and the vet didn't think it was a good idea. I can't remember why now. Next time we have an appointment I'm going to ask again because ideas change over time. I never thought about giving Probiotic's because we never have had tummy problems. It's probably a good idea. I curious what brand is the best too.

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I feed Emmie NOW Probiotics, same as what I take.

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hi Sophie I asked Sabine about your concerns and here is her reply ..."It really depends. If the dog was previously on raw and doing fine, it should be ok. OTOH, I'd want to discuss what's being fed and what lead to the SIBO in the first place. I recommend probiotics daily, for every dog." Don't hesitate to give her a quick email and see what she says. [email protected]
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I remember a long time ago I asked about feeding raw and the vet didn't think it was a good idea. I can't remember why now. Next time we have an appointment I'm going to ask again because ideas change over time. I never thought about giving Probiotic's because we never have had tummy problems. It's probably a good idea. I curious what brand is the best too.
I would be VERY choosy in which vets you take nutritional advice from. They get very little education on the nutrition aspect of things, which is why so many also see a holistic vet. After the immense change I saw in 9 year old Mario after beginning to feed a bit of raw, I will be feeding it for as long as it's there. Times and opinions have changed, but many traditional vets are still skitty about raw.
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