|Barked: Tue Feb 5, '13 5:29pm PST |
|German Shepherds are notorious for their sensitive stomachs, so your problem isn't too unusual. When you say you tried raw, was it just offering her the turkey wing? If so, it doesn't sound like she hated it as much as didn't realize it was food. Did you try hand feeding bite sized pieces of chicken or beef? Not saying raw is the only solution to your problem, but if you're willing to put in the effort with raw, most dogs do thrive on it. If it doesn't work for her, then it doesn't work, just want to make sure it wasn't dismissed prematurely.
When you switch foods, is it a gradual switch? And how long do you give each food before deciding it isn't working out? Any change in diet is liable to cause loose stools initially, so it's important to give the dog time to adjust. Switching to a raw diet is often done cold turkey, but it's best to start with a bland protein like chicken and to include bone if you can, as it helps to firm up stools. New proteins are introduced gradually after stools are looking good.
Royal Canin isn't a food I would use. You could look into Nature's Variety. They have frozen raw, freeze dried raw, and a line of high quality kibbles. ZiwiPeak, The Honest Kitchen, and NRG Pet Products are also good raw diet alternatives.
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