Archie gets sick whenever I switch foods...

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  1. Tazwell

    Tazwell New Member

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    Archie's been on Canidae ALS since I got him one year ago. Three times I've tried to switch his food; unsuccessfully. First to Blue Buffalo, Then to Evo, and Now to Before Grain (Chicken).

    Blue buffalo he got fairly ill with. Evo and B.G. he transitions fine, over about a 1-2 week period-- Normal poop and no vomiting. Now that he's been on B.G. for about 2 weeks, he begins vomiting- mostly in the morning. It's bits of things he ate the prior day, not just bile. And I fed him right before bed last night- so it's not acid reflux.

    He's got a vet appt. today anyway, but I was wondering what this might be an intolerance to- or what the problem is. Maybe it's the fact that it's grain free? Dunno. I just know the vet will simply tell me "That stuff is bad, switch to Science Diet Sensitive Stomach!"

    Either way, he did perfectly fine on Canidae. I just thought I would try to switch it up a little, especially now after their formula changes. I could always leave well enough alone and switch him back...

    Just to add: Archie is about 10 years old, he's 40 lbs.
     
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    Do you switch slowly ??
     
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    Yep. I mentioned that in my original post, I switch him over about 10-14 days. It's after he's switched and on it for a while that he gets sick.

    I figure that it may be fish, since he gets sick when he eats fish sometimes-- maybe it's got more fish oil in it or something? I didn't change the primary protein source or anything like that.

    I will keep him on this until the bag is almost gone, given that he doesn't get downright sick. It's too expensive, anyway. I'm thinking of trying Wellness or Evo next-- whichever might be easier on him...
     
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    Ohm A Unit of Resistance

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    i was just reading this...
    and thought it might relate to you and your situation. perhaps it's something you can look into.

    i was reading it from this website...
    http://petdiets.com/default.asp?Menu=FAQs&PageName=/faqs/default.asp

    don't know if it's helpful but i see that you have an older dog. good luck, i hope you find an answer.

    eta: sorry, on the website click dog nutrition>page 3>and view the middle article on diarrhea.
     

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