I started Charlie on a raw diet, which he loved until he got pancreatitis from too much fat on the raw chicken necks. He lost his appetite for raw food completely so I switched him to California Naturals chicken and rice formula. I had to practically force him to eat. He would eventually come around and eat, but really didn't eat enough, based on how he was eating before. He would eat his treats with no problem, so I eventually took all treats out of his diet until he would eat his kibble.
So after a month of him practically starving, I decided to home prepare his meals. I went to the farmer's market and bought lamb organs, chicken organs, a lamb leg and chicken thighs. I boiled everything, then cut it up into small pieces (minus the bones). I juiced several veggies which I also poured into his food. I add digestive enzymes and fish oil.
Charlie LOVES his new food. He is so excited to eat...the first thing he does when he wakes up or comes home from daycare is run to his food bowl. I am SO happy that he has an appetite again.
Now the problem is his stools. They are dark and soft...the kind that makes a real mess. He has been on this for 5 days, but I must be doing something wrong. I really didn't want to add grains to his diet because of his allergies, but if I add well cooked brown rice, will this help? Maybe sweet potatoes? Or is this a different problem? Or will this clear up on its own? I hope to go back to the raw food one day, because he had the most perfect little poos
Charlie is 6.5 mos., just under 13 pounds and this is his portion for an entire day (I divide this into two meals a day)
6 ounces of lamb leg and/or chicken thigh meat
1 oz of chicken heart
1-2 oz of lamb and/or chicken organs
2 TBS of juiced fruits and veggies
1/4 tsp of fish oil
1/2 tsp of digestive enzymes
1/8 tsp of pro-biotic
I am going to start adding the ground egg shells for calcium today.
Can anyone help me? figure out what else I need to add or remove?
Also, Charlie was neutered 10 days ago and had his umbilical hernia repaired. He was on medicine for diarrhea for 2 days, an after effect of the procedure.
Thanks so much for your help.