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    Hi there, fairly new to this forum but am really hoping someone can give me some advice please. My Cavalier is just over 1 and seems to be having bouts of constant upset tummy. We keep going to the vets and getting antibiotics and the Hills science prescription diet wet food, she gets this cleared up and within a week we start all over again with it. we usually feed her on hills science complete vet experience dry food which the vet says is fine for her. Does anyone else have this problem or can any of you more experienced Cav owners give me some advice please? I don't like my little girl feeling poorly.

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    Hi, we have found that 2 of our dogs seem to be sensitive to grains (including rice) - resulting in upset tummies approximately once every six weeks. They showed improvement when fed a grain-free dry food; but what has made the most difference is switching to a raw diet. Since then, we have had NO upset tummies! I know raw isn't for everyone, but that's my experience
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kizzys Mum View Post
    Hi, we have found that 2 of our dogs seem to be sensitive to grains (including rice) - resulting in upset tummies approximately once every six weeks. They showed improvement when fed a grain-free dry food; but what has made the most difference is switching to a raw diet. Since then, we have had NO upset tummies! I know raw isn't for everyone, but that's my experience
    This was exactly our results. Jake had constant tummy issues and once we started on raw, we've had no more problems. I started Micah on it right away at 11 weeks and he's been good to go ever since.
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    being a bit thick but what do you mean by raw?
    Weebs xxx

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cathy T View Post
    This was exactly our results. Jake had constant tummy issues and once we started on raw, we've had no more problems. I started Micah on it right away at 11 weeks and he's been good to go ever since.
    Can you please advise me what you mean by raw?
    Weebs xxx

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    My Rylie seems to have tummy issues. Right now I have put him back on Royal Canin Gastro food. I don't like it much but it agrees with him so I'm going to leave him on it for at least a month to give his tummy a chance to settle. Unlike the others, Rylie's tummy issues first appeared when I tried to feed him raw. I have decided that he can't have beef in either raw or cooked form. Probiotics can help I think but I have a nutritionist friend who recommends not giving them until the tummy has been good for a couple of months. I tried Rylie on a probiotic the other day and he was pooping liquid by the end of the day. I checked the package (which I should have done BEFORE giving it to him but I did get it from the vet and there was animal digest - I'm guessing beef by his reaction). I think with sensitive tummy dogs when you find something that works stick with it. I'm hoping to get Rylie off the gastro food because it's pretty high in grains and low in protein and fat - although I do think he can't have too much fat in his diet either.
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    This is what I feed my dogs http://www.primalpetfoods.com/ but I don't think it's available outside of the States. Raw isn't for everyone, but it is what has worked for us.
    Cathy
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    I have been feeding Guinness raw ever since he had loose stools that the vet couldn't fix. He's done really well on it. I am feeding The Honest Kitchen Preference, which is fruits and veggies (grain and gluten free), then I add cooked ground turkey to complete the meal. I don't like feeding raw meats, so this is a good option for me.

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    thank you for your help with this, I certainly have food for thought, lol. I don't think I can bring myself to give raw food (just incase my cat or my little boy picks it up) but I am going hunting for a vegetable based diet. James wellbeloved do one that is vegetable and fish or vegetable and turkey with no grains, rice or gluten so I might try that and see how she goes. I really hate my little girl being ill.

    Has anyone any experience with the James Wellbeloved?
    Last edited by weeble; 4th August 2010 at 09:36 AM. Reason: forgot to ask something.
    Weebs xxx

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    Polly has always had a very sensitive tummy as well and like others, once we switched to raw, no more problems! My cats love it too We do Natures Variety Raw, I've also tried Primal. We love it! I also add a probiotic to Polly's food to help with healthy digestion.
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    "Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole."
    Tobey- I miss you terribly my sweet boy. We will be together again

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