|Barked: Fri Jan 27, '12 3:08pm PST |
|I believe the instructions called for 1/4 can a day and I gave him about half that -- so an 1/8th on the first day. When I noticed something wasn't sitting well, I decreased it to about a tablespoon with meals.
You could be right, maybe the tripe just doesn't sit well with him. He does seem to have a pretty sensitive stomach. He had non-urgent diarrhea the first week he came to us (which might have been stress induced) and a few weeks later he had a bout of urgent diarrhea (which lasted a day) - so now we're on our third round in 2 months. For this reason, we started giving him plain yogurt, which seemed to help him stay regular -- that is, until now.
Also, I should probably mention that he tends to go after poop -- eat it, that is. We've watched him pretty carefully ever since noticing this behavior so he hasn't got to any on our watch, but recently I put him in doggie daycare once a week -- so he very well could have got to some poop there. Anyway, I started giving him coconut oil in case parasites were an issue, among other reasons.
I know the poop eating is often traced back to the diet, however, I think we feed him some pretty qood stuff, so I'm not sure what else it would be other than a habit he developed earlier in life(he was a rescue and, from what I understand, lived in a barn for the first 6 months of his life with his brother -- I'm assuming with little to no human contact). Any thoughts?
Edited by author Fri Jan 27, '12 3:10pm PST
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