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    Unhappy More diarrhea woes

    I was making the switch over to Evo, and in the beginning Bentley had some loose stools. I added a little canned pumpkin. Well, starting last night his diarrhea worsened, it wasn't watery, but it was pudding-like. So....I gave him one half of an Imodium this morning (after the third diarrhrea episode) and I decided we will go back to feeding California Natural, he did the best on that. Otherwise, Bentley is alert and happy, and not in any discomfort, so I do think it is due to the food switch. To be on the safe side I am sticking close to home today though, and keeping an eye on him. He is still happy and playful and running around though, so that's good. But, it sure seems he has a lot of intestinal troubles, I've never encountered this before with my other dogs, but then I never had a Cavalier till Bentley either. Are Cavaliers a little bit more prone to colitis and bowel troubles? Seems some of them have sensitive tummies and food allergies.

    Anyway, my little boy is resting on my bed now, with his buddy Bailey. He seems OK, but I get a bit worried when he's not doing 100%.
    ~Renee, Bentley & Bailey & Maddie

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    I haven't got any advice, but just wanted to say... poor little fellow & I hope he is feeling much better tomorrow.
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    AWww, I hope he feels better.

    Lucky had the big "D" over the weekend. he stayed the night with my sister but he's been fine since he's home with me. I think for Lucky a lot of his issues are stress related ... Lynn did feed him a lot of treats, but he also got sick when he stayed with Molly during my vacation ... such a needy little mama's boy I have!!!

    Could there be anything that is upsetting Bentley that could be contributing?

    My vet told me in the beginning that Cavaliers because they are so needy can tend to get stress colitis, which I think is what has recently been plaguing Lucky.

    to Bentley and hope his tummy feels better soon.
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    I tried Oliver on Evo for a bit but switched because the vet told me that it was too high in protein for some dogs and could cause kidney issues...I don't know if that makes sense, though,...?? Now he eats reagular Innova and does just fine. It seems like he goes to the bathroom less on it.
    Holly, Oliver, Rosalita, and Scarlett

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    Thanks everyone! Bentley is a very sensitive and needy dog, he loves his momma, lol. Maybe he got a little stressed out when I was gone all day on Saturday and that added to it. (I've not been working the past few months so have been home a lot, and I was gone much of the day to a horse expo on Saturday, so maybe that added to it). He seems to be doing OK tho, and maybe the stress and the new diet was just too much. That would make sense to me. Leave it to me to have a dog with intestinal issues.....colitis runs in my family, lol! So Bentley and I are quite a pair!

    Poor Lucky, hope he does OK and stays "D"-free, Lucky and Bentley may need to form a club for dogs with the big "D"!
    ~Renee, Bentley & Bailey & Maddie

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    cuddles for bentley---poor little love! it sounds like his tummy and heart are attached! cavaliers can be such sensitive little creatures can't they? indy has had an awful time with his tummy so i can commiserate! please send a membership application for indy if you start the big "D" club
    Mom of Indiana Jones 'Indy' (Ruby male)

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    I feel your pain!! Switching food for my Cody is always a fiasco, as his tummy gets upset by the smallest of change. I don't know if you have tried this yet, but here:
    ~ What I discovered through this forum is when he gets the runs, to fast (no food, no treats) for 24 hours.
    ~When that time is up, give him boiled chicken and rice until his stools are back to normal.
    ~Once they are (which for Cody is usually within a day or so) start adding bits of the new kibble to the chicken and rice.
    ~It usually taks about 3 days for Cody to make the entire switch as I add a bit more kibble each day, but it really seems to prep his tummy for the new food.

    Don't neccissarily give up on the Evo just yet, it is such great quality! How long was the transition time between switching him over?
    I love my Wesley, Cody, Zoey & Stewie

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    I think it has been about 7 days for the Evo....and I suspect that the stinker (Bentley) was picking out the Evo and leaving the old dog food, so he no doubt ate too much Evo and not enough of his old dog food, he really liked the Evo. I'm going to put him on the boiled chicken and rice, I've had to do that before and it really made a huge difference. He's been pretty perky today, but now he just turned up his nose at some canned pumpkin, and he's never done that before, but he's also pretty sleepy right now too.

    Yep, I think we need to start a Big "D" club for these doggies, LOL!
    ~Renee, Bentley & Bailey & Maddie

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    Hi!

    When my dogs get the "trots" I starve for 24 hrs, then give boiled chicken and rice as previously advised, I also give a teaspoon of kaolin to help settle the tummy a bit, one thing to steer well clear of though is anything dairy as this will upset the tum a bit more.

    Hope Bentley is feeling better soon!
    Cathryn
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    RE-LIVE YOUR CHILDHOOD THROUGH YOUR KIDS, THE TOYS ARE SO MUCH BETTER THESE DAYS!!

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    I'm lucky that Scout hasn't had diarrhea for months.

    However, Breeze, the Newf has had it for four days now. I'm working with her with chicken, rice, pepto and pumpkin. So far nothing is working. Might have to take a trip to the vets, ugh. She has a VERY sensitive tummy. Cavaliers are so small try having Newf with diarrhea....
    Sharon, proud Mom of Scout (tri) and Breeze (Newfie)

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