|Barked: Mon May 28, '07 9:32am PST |
|Sensitive stomachs are common in Huskies. Loki was always having diarrhea, or at least loose stools, when he was a pup. He couldn't have pigs' ears or rawhides, or any "people food" treats (hot dogs, cheese). Being a Husky puppy, he also got into a ton of junk (garbage, grass, etc). The first few bouts I was at the vet all the time, but then figured that most of the time he just ate something wrong, had played too hard in the heat, etc. But the first few years saw lots of diarrhea while we figured out what to stay away from. Unless it lasted for days (full-blown, gotta go, accident-in-the-house diarrhea, not just loose stools) I chalked it up to Husky-ness and watched what he ate and got into.
Both my dogs are currently on Timberwolf Organics Elk formula, and eat about half the recommended amount, and are doing great (unless they get into something gross!). I've also found that the Eagle Pack Holistic Solution supplement (on the Eagle Pack site, other sites and some pet boutiques) was helpful in controlling diarrhea and loose stools.
You may want to consider switching foods to a super-premium brand (e.g. Timberwolf, Solid Gold, Innova, Canidae), giving him filtered water (we bought a Britta filter for the kitchen sink), reducing the amount of food, trying a probiotic supplement, and taking it easy on store-bought treats (I make our dog biscuits now). We pretty much had to do a trial and error until we figured out what his stomach couldn't handle.
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