|Barked: Tue Jan 17, '12 3:24pm PST |
We have a peanut allergy in the house (my daughter), so we can't have any tree nut/peanut items in the house to make sure she doesn't get any cross-contamination.
However, Fezzik loves peanut butter!
Well, we have a substitute for our daughter - soy "nut" butter - and Fezzik seems to like it as well. But recently he's had the runs and he was throwing up everything, including his water. We'd recently been on a very long trip and had returned with this started.
The vet said that he'd heard there was "something going on" with Blue Buffalo food (we switched him to it from Natural Balance back in October because he just didn't like the old stuff anymore and was refusing to eat). The vet switched him to "something easier on his stomach" - which is Purina. Ugh. I have a very high suspicion that he's getting some kind of kick back or something by selling us "high grade" Purina brand food (the first ingredient is corn gluten!). so he was eating again -yay - but I'm slowly swapping out the Purina for the BB. I don't care if he's a vet, I just cannot believe that Purina is better/healthier for him than something like BB.
Anyway, the other day we gave him a Kong with soy nut butter in it. He hadn't had one in a while, and he's been LOTS better. My husband noted that he seemed like he was having a hard time pooping.
So it dawned on me... Maybe the SOY is what's doing bad for his digestion. However, I can't find any information on it. So I was wondering if you all knew: is soy bad for dogs? It would make sense, I think. But before I get a jar of peanut butter (solely meant for Fezzik), or swap to another snack (like cheese) COULD the soy be what's messing him up?