Update for Ezra and a question. Ezra is from Toby and Treacle's litter of three pups born 2019
I hope you and your family are well. I imagine the children are enjoying being off school :)
Please can I pick your brains about dog foods? For the past month, Ezra doesn't seem to be getting on very well with the vitalin puppy food. His poos are too soft and sometimes runny with some mucous. We've read perhaps it could be a sign of too much protein in the diet so have tried blending it down with some rice, but so far no improvement. Today we have added some probiotic kefir to his food to see if that helps too.
We wonder if now is the time to move on to an adult food with less protein. Would you recommend doing this at his age? Which brands would you recommend? Any advice would be much appreciated.
We are a little concerned that he eats so little, we don't know where he gets his energy from! He walks away from his food often and needs encouragement to eat but he has always been that way, I remember you saying Lily and Ernest are the same.
I will attach some recent pics....his fur is growing now and other than the tummy he is doing very well!
Love Sam xx"
it maybe that something else has upset his stomach, not nessesarily his food. If can take a while for their stomach to settle down after something has unbalanced it. Probiotics are a good thing to give to get gut bacteria back up. It might be good to put him on just chicken and rice along with the probiotics for a couple days to calm everything down and then gradually start him on an adult dog food.
If he is a little sensitive, you could try one of the complete raw diets, you can buy in trays. Which makes feeding raw a lot easier.
He looks very well though and like a slighlty less curly Ernest.
Hope you are both doing well, during these strange times.
Love from Poundlane
"Thanks Jane. We will try the chicken and rice for a few days and hope that may settle things. He is terrible for eating things in the garden, running off with a cheeky look on his face and something in his mouth, so perhaps something out there has started off the bad tummy. We hadn't considered a raw diet so will read up on that too, thank you.
We are ok thanks, yes very strange times. Don is aiming to start working from home most the time from next week and see how that works out...it isn't really a work fom home job but going to give it a go. I'm very grateful to have little Ezra here during this time of isolation. Foxy is still a firm favourite toy....I will attach a pic from yesterday of him wanting it off the washing line :)
Love to you all xx"
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