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Old 11-21-2012, 04:20 PM
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Well, Toby is having diarrhea again. I've been doing probiotics and pedialyte and he is fasting. I'm going to try to get him into the vet after thanksgiving because I am so worried. I've also noticed that he is shedding a lot lately, but I don't know if that is seasonal or what.

Could it be the Ziwipeak? He was thriving on it for so long, it makes me wonder because he was doing so well, got sick, got better, and is now sick again. If it was the food, wouldn't it be constant? Could it be bacterial? I'm worried about my little guy- again.


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Old 11-21-2012, 04:26 PM
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Oh no! Sorry to hear that he's not feeling well again. We had problems with Ziwipeak and diarrhea. Once we fed 100% Acana again, the diarrhea went away. We now sprinkle ziwi on top of her kibble and have no issues, so I have a feeling that it was just too rich all at once.

It's weird how his diarrhea is on and off. I hope you can get some answers from the vet!


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Old 11-21-2012, 04:28 PM
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Yeah, he was sick 4/5 days a few weeks back and I came on here. Then he got better. Now he has diarrhea again. Thats what is throwing me off.

Maybe I am feeding him to much? Idk. I can't get him to the vet until Friday if they are open or Monday. Poor baby.


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Oh no! Poor Toby! It's so worrying, isn't it? It seems to be in the air at the moment! I've heard too much can cause diarrhoea. I found that the venison and fish didn't seem to agree with him. The venison seems much better. I hope you figure out what's wrong. Hugs to you and Toby.
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I tried decreasing Odie's amount of ziwi venison to lower than the recommended amount, but it just didn't seem to matter. Not sure why mixing it with the kibble is working, but it is. We can even give her one meal of ziwi and one meal of kibble in one day and there's no change in her stools. I'm picking up some lamb ziwi today that I ordered in, which was suggested to me by members on here. Guess it's a little easier on the tummy. Hope Toby's little tummy is feeling better soon.
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Might it be the probiotics? What probiotics are you feeding? I was giving fortiflora, but I think it was causing the gas issues. Although, I'm not sure if the ZP could be my issue too, but I really don't have much choice since she's allergic to so much. Have you tried adding pumpkin? It gives fiber & absorbs gas & stuff. Hope he gets to feeling better soon. BTW, my chi is shedding a lot too which she doesn't normally do. I think it's cause it's in the 60's here.
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The fat content in the ziwipeak is so high, and eating it everyday, I wonder if that can be causing these tummy issues?
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The fat content in the ziwipeak is so high, and eating it everyday, I wonder if that can be causing these tummy issues?
It's rich, and if you feed too much it can cause diarrhea but he had been eating it for nearly 5 months. This is the first sign of trouble. Most people that fee it have been feeding it for 1+ years.

I truly don't think it's the food because its on and off. I'm wondering if he is getting into something although I don't know what that could be.


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