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Panda's not feeling well :( Any thoughts??

Panda's having a sick day with his mommy! Good thing I don't work today (I work at a doggy daycare, and he comes with me to work to play with everyone!) so he's just snuggled into my lap right now. He had a bit of diarrhea this morning, and then he refused to eat his breakfast. He is on primal raw food. Currently the chicken. Although we just switched over a week ago. He hasn't had diarrhea since starting this new diet until now. He's 15 lbs, and a healthy weight. He is a very active dog (hence doggy daycare) so he eats 3-4 nuggets in the morning, a chicken neck for supper, and 2-3 nuggets at night. I do 1 day a week without the chicken neck and that is also our big teeth brushing day. Although I usually end up at least spraying a spray on tooth paste on his teeth every night. For treats he only eats pure 100% dehydrated duck and also max and ruffy's organic vegan treats. They include no grains. Only 5 ingredients per bag (banana, coconut, coconut oil, buckwheat flour and cinnamon) although there are other flavours.

Anyway I'm not too concerned yet, he's only skipped 1 meal and only had a bit of diarrhea, however does anyone know what could be wrong?? I'm not sure if I should offer him supper tonight or just let his tummy rest and offer him breakfast tomorrow morning?
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Aww poor baby. I would contact your Vet and see what he thinks. But that's just me

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I would start a bland diet and see if that helps. Molly had an upset tummy recently with diarrhea. We did a bland diet, probiotics and Metronidizole prescribed by the vet. All is well now.



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who knows . If he doesn't eat by tomorrow, I would take him to the vet. Watch that he drinks.

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I will bring him to the vet tomorrow if he won't eat for sure! Having diarrhea every once in a while is not really out of the ordinary for Panda, he may have got into another dogs food at daycare. The eating is definitely more concerning.

Like I said, I will take him to the vet, however my vet and I don't see eye to eye on the whole raw thing. She was even against me going "grain free", she thinks the only good food is from the vet. I'm sure all of you have ready the ingredients in a vet formula, but I sure don't think that's the best food for my baby. Especially being that he has allergies. I'm just not sure how to find a good vet that knows more about nutrition and more natural ways of vet care. So bringing my baby in, telling her I've recently switched to raw, wouldn't go very well, she'd tell me to take him off of it right away, when raw is the only way I could get rid of his allergy symptoms.
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forget about finding a vet that is knowledgeable about dog food. They're few and far between I would strongly recommend a nutritionist once you find out what's wrong here.

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I'm super excited, I just found a local vet who not only thinks raw feeding is ok, but actually encourages it, maybe she even helps with raw meal plans, it says she took a lot of nutrition courses and such but I'm not sure if she actually calls her self a nutritionist. Anyway I will definitely try that vet out tomorrow if Panda doesn't improve.

Although he is acting more normal now. I just let him outside and he barked at everyone who passed then rolled in then snow! I need to work on the barking, but right now it's good to hear!

I think I'm going to offer him a small bland meal for supper. Maybe just 1 chicken primal nugget and see how he goes from there, or maybe 1 chicken neck. We'll see how he's feeling about supper tonight!
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I think I would stick with a little cooked chicken breast, rice and cottage cheese for a day and see how he is feeling tomorrow. Feel better Pandabear!

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So glad to hear he's acting better. If it were me, I'd probably just offer him some boiled chicken tonight. Maybe in a little warm water.
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