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Raw and loose stools?
I'm feeding Ellie (now 7 months old), 2 oz of NV in the AM, 1/8 cup of Innova Puppy food in the afternoon and then 2 oz of NV in the PM. I vary the varieties of NV so that one day she'll get lamb, another day venison, another day chicken, etc.
When she eats the raw food, she poops right away (like within 5 or so minutes). Her stools, especially after the morning raw, are very soft - hard to pick up without sort of mushing them. They are definitely formed - she has never had "real" diahrrea.
The speed with which she poops after eating is ok because she is paper trained.
But I am wondering whether the looseness of the stools combined with the immediacy of the pooping after eating the raw food suggests that this isn't the right diet or the right combination for her?
I leave at least 4 hours between raw and kibble and at least 5 or 6 hours between kibble and the second raw.
Stool sample has been done and she did have giardia but after a second round of medication, there is no giardia and no other parasites or problems with the stool sample.