Feeding half raw half kibble

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Barked: Tue Jul 30, '13 7:29am PST 
Add 2 tablespoons of canned pumpkin to the kibble meal until the stool becomes normal. If the runs persist then switch brands. I would also check on BB recalls or consumer complaints. I know they had a lot of issues with some of their dog kibble and cat kibble and refused to voluntarily recall their products. When looking for a kibble research and see if it has been recalled or how many times that company has had products recalled. I know Merrick, Fromms and Orijen are good. I feed Fromms Adult Gold and have a diabetic puppy eating Merrick Grain Free Buffalo and Sweet Potato. Both of these foods are close in price to BB. Orijen is expensive but an outstanding food.
Lily and- Moira

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Barked: Wed Jul 31, '13 9:20am PST 
Lily and Moira are fed kibble and raw on different days. Recently I gave Lily a mixed meal because her pig hock wasn't large enough. She had loose stools for two days - from a dog who hasn't had that since we cleared up her colitis 5 years age. How big is your dog? Medium and large dogs do well fed once a day. I'm not familiar with small dogs.

Lily and Moira didn't do well with BB. Moira gets itchy so Lily has to finish the bag - and Lily's coat gets coarser - even on the grain free so I am done buying it. TOTW is better priced and works for my furgirls - Canidae if I want grain inclusive.

edit: Lily and Moira's tummies did well on kibble in the AM and raw in the PM. I switched to once a day because Moira's meals were so small that it wasn't satisfying to either of us. I didn't like serving little bits of food and she wasn't satisfied eating so little. Once a day is so much easier, too.

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Barked: Sat Aug 3, '13 9:08pm PST 
Thanks for the ideas. Although we have tried a few of your suggestions, they Were still having diarrhea. We have since gone back to all raw and their stool has returned to normal size, shape, and consistancy. I also spoke with their breeder today and got a suggestion from her so I will likely try it in a few weeks if I can find it. (they live in a different state from us and I have not heard of the brand before.)

For now it's back to all raw for us. I'll let you know when we try it again...

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