|Barked: Wed Oct 3, '07 2:01pm PST |
|Raw digests much faster than kibble, so there may be a period of adjustment where the dog gets used to the concept of not having kibble floating around in her stomach for as long. Really, it's just a learned reaction and she isn't actually starving all the time.
Maybe you mentioned already, but how long was she on the raw before the soft poos started? Where they just soft, yet controlled ... or run to the door splarts? I noticed with Gio that he had a stint about a month after he started raw where he had diarrhea for about a week. At the time, it was explained to me as a detoxing phase ... raw has been in the system long enough that the body begins to rid itself of the garbage that built up with kibble. For some dogs, this detox happens right away, other take a few weeks to get to that point. If the poops were just soft, yet routine and controlled, it could be that she just needed more bone.
Additionally, switching from kibble to raw to kibble and back again can really throw her system off and result in some less-than-pleasant poo situations. Give the diet a good length of time, 1-2 months, to settle before introducing something new.
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