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Food Rec? 8 Month Old has loose stool - Orijen

Discussion in 'Pit Bull Puppy Discussions' started by GreekBagel, Mar 15, 2021.

  1. GreekBagel

    GreekBagel Puppy

    Hi All,
    My puppy Marla has had loose stool, I've had her on Orijen Puppy Large for most of her life and about a month ago after a few days of diarrhea due to eating some stuff outside, her stool hasn't really firmed up.
    Already went to the vet and confirmed no parasites, nothing foreign in her, they are recommending the "science diets" but I know all of the stigma around the ingredient and food quality.

    She's had diarrhea spats before so i think in general she has a sensitive stomach.
    Any help here would be greatly appreciated :)
  2. leavesofjoy

    leavesofjoy Big Dog Premium Member

    We started our boy Griffin on Orijen, and he had constant loose stools for a long time before we figured out he's got a sensitivity to peas, and to the high level of fat and protein in foods like Orijen. Our previous dog had done great for 15 years on Orijen, but I think it's just too much for many dogs. We recently did a food trial using one of the hydrolized foods, not great stuff, but it helped his gut heal & do a reset. Now we have him on a limited ingredient chicken and rice & he's doing much better. I got really fixated on the "best" food and avoiding "bad" foods for him, but I think the best food is the one that works for that individual dog.
  3. GreekBagel

    GreekBagel Puppy

    Thank you for the insight, very helpful :)
    What brand do you have him on now?
  4. GreekBagel

    GreekBagel Puppy

    To tack on, her eyes are red sometimes and sometimes they are clear, so I'm wondering if I should try one of those dog allergy panels and just attempt to rule out with hard data.
  5. leavesofjoy

    leavesofjoy Big Dog Premium Member

    No problem, the gut issues have been a serious journey for us! Griff is on Natural Balance Limited Ingredient chicken & rice. It was the only one I could find that was really truly only one protein. He still has some issues we're working on, but the diarrhea at least has stopped.

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