|Barked: Tue Feb 19, '13 7:50am PST |
|PMR diet helps with struvite crystals because of its high moisture content. Did you start with both chicken and beef at the same time from day 1? It's usually recommended to stick with just one protein source for a week or two when first starting out on PMR to give the dog's body a simpler transition. Loose stools in the first week of transition to PMR is not too much of a problem but just something to watch.
My suggestion is to continue with the same food for a few more days. Chicken wings has a high bone content with little meat so you don't want to make 2/3 of the dog's food made up of chicken wings as his staple for the long term. But, for now while he's transitioning, it's fine and can aid in firming up his stool. If the loose stool continues, I would try removing the beef for now and feeding whole chicken - that is, just get a whole fryer chicken and feed the whole chicken to your dog 1.5 lbs at a time. Then when he's established, I will add the beef with the whole chicken. A whole chicken is about 30% bone, so if the whole chicken was 3 lbs all in all, I would mix it with 6 lbs of all meat to get 9 lbs worth of food spread out in the course of 6 days.
Then after he's been on that a while and his stools are consistently good, then I'd think about adding the organs then.
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