Please help! Can one puppy be allergic to chicken??
I have 2 16-week old Chi mixes. Bug and Bean. I started feeding them raw chicken at age 7 weeks. They both were thriving until 3 weeks ago. At age 12 weeks, Bug developed loose stools and diarrhea. I tried treating the diarrhea w Slippery Elm, probiotics and "RunniPoo" but kept his raw chicken meals the same as Bean's. Bean was fine but Bug continued to have loose stools (did a fecal after a week which came back negative.)
I fasted Bug and then put him on a cooked rice/meat baby food/yogurt diet for a week and his poop went back to formed and once a day. I added a small amount of raw chicken to his meals yesterday and he had explosive, projectile (all over walls) diarrhea at 2 am.
Bug can't eat raw chicken for some reason but Bean can? Has anyone experienced a protein issue like this?
Now, I need to find out why or what Bug CAN eat. Is it the chicken (protein source)? Or something else? I am doing research right now but the bottom line is that what is working for Bean is not working for Bug.
I am going to do another 24 hour fast, then back to the rice and baby food but do not know what to introduce back into his system w raw food. He is 5.5 lbs. Also, concerned that the rice/baby food isn't balanced bc he is still a young puppy. Oh, I was also giving him dried beef heart and liver along with the rice diet - and since I dehydrate it at 110 degrees it is "like raw" hopefully with most of the enzymes intact - right?
Advice needed, please. I am looking for a holistic vet who does raw feeding but they are hard to come by...
peace, Maria B