anybody else's dog have runny stools on Nature's Variety frozen raw?

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  1. juliefurry

    juliefurry Rusty but Trusty

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    When I first got Ele we were feeding her the Nature's variety raw instincts kibble and a frozen raw patty made by nature's menu and her stool was great. Well just recently I ran out of the nature's menu patties and bought some of the nature's variety chubs to give to Ele. Since she started on the Nature's Variety brand frozen raw her poop is very watery and she goes quite often, she has been getting up in the middle of the night to go poop which she never did before. Now I am going to try tomorrow to not feed the frozen raw and see how she does. Me and Mark are flirting with the idea of feeding Hannah, and maybe Ele, a raw diet but aren't sure yet but I'm worried Ele won't tolerate the raw because of her reactions to the nature's variety. I thought that the raw stuff like that would be easier for the dogs to digest (or is it just the same as "regular" raw)? We're either going to feed Hannah and Ele raw or Canidae.
     
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    I've been rotating Meg back and forth between the Nature's Variety (chubs, I guess. Are those the meatball-like ones?) and the Primal. No problems at all, but I have yet to find anything that bothers Meg's iron digestive tract.

    Boy, your girls all have quite the sensitive tummies, huh? Poor you!
     
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    fillyone But please, call me Barb

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    Dante did not do as well on the Nature's Variety raw as he does on Columbia Natural or Primal.
    Just like kibble, not all dogs do well on all prepared raw.
    :)
     
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    I never had trouble with the Nature's Variety raw, but my dogs are generally iron guts.
     
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    I never had any probs either infact, I think the stools were better on the NV raw.
     
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    It may be too rich? There's more in their raw than just plain meat, yano. ;)
     
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    juliefurry - don't take this the wrong way, but you have a ton of trouble with your dogs stomachs - maybe you are changing up their food TOO much? i feel like every time i read a thread one of the dogs is eating something new! all the change isn't going to sit well with some dogs.
     
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    Yes, you may want to just get them on plain kibble for a few months and give their systems a break. Some dogs, especially puppies, are just more sensitive to different foods and too much variety can do more harm than good.
     
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    Thanks for the replies! I just don't understand why she would have trouble with one brand and not another. She was always really firm with the nature's menu. Her diet, besides the switch in raw patties, has not changed since we got her. I mean now we're switching her to canidae so she probably won't get anymore raw stuff. We'll see.
     
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    Just a thought but I feed the NV frozen raw patties. The lamb goes over very well. When I fed the venison, it caused big-time runny stools. So it's venison no more!
     
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    Maybe a certain ingredient doesn't agree with her that's in one anmd not the other ?
    I was thinking exactly what doberkim said-- it could be the change itself making the dog have the runs. I certainly have a dog I have to change quite gradually or he'll get the runs (which I must say don't seem to bother him in the least but since I am the turd patrol and the bum washer I'd prefer to avoid)
    I know most raw feeders are all about variety variety variety but that really doesn't work for all dogs. Some dogs just do better being fed mostly one balanced food (wether it's premade or wether you grind/prepare your own) and variety might be used best by adding a meal here and there or making SMALL changes of ONE ingredient-- especially with some of those premades with all sorts of ingredients in them. If I was you I'd go with a much simpler raw diet with your sensitive tummied dog.

    I just about fell down when I read the label of Nature's variety lamb patties -- there are 4 or 5 different types of eggs and a zillion other things.
     
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    The woman we buy the nature's menu said she may not be able to handle one of the ingredients in the nature's variety raw as well. Regardless we have started switching her off the kibble and raw stuff all together (Nature's variety prices are OUTRAGEOUS). She's doing really well on the Canidae and we add stuff here and there (yogurt, cottage cheese, ricotta cheese). We also give her rec. bones to chew on once a week but she's afraid of them:lol-sign: !
     

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