Bloating

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  1. HayleyMarie

    HayleyMarie Like a bat outa' hell

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    I've been noticing with feeding kibble to Mitsu that it's causing bloating. Right now she is on Acana Puppy and Jr. And her poo is still soft.

    When she was having explosive poo we were feeding her rice for a few days and then mixing it in with her kibble towards the end. When we were doing that there was no bloating issues and her poops were firm.

    My concern with the bloating is because of her heart its easy for her to retain water in her chest and stomach area. Now could her going through a detox cause her bloating, because she was on Ol'Roy when I first got her. And I know she is going through a detox because she smells somthing fierce

    I should add I am hoping to start her on raw once we move and find a supplier.

    But would any of you dog food people have any options that I should try?

    :) Thanks
     
  2. Emily

    Emily Rollin' with my bitches

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    You could try wetting the kibble and letting it sit for a while before feeding, and then not allowing her to gulp water afterwards. IME most digestive problems with kibble come from its lack of water content.
     
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    That's how I feed it....
     
  4. HayleyMarie

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    Thanks for the advice guys, I will be trying this :)
     
  5. mutts

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    I've heard that mixing water in with the food can cause MORE bloating...
    I don't have the source of this information I just know I found it on google. You can try googling it.
     
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    When I fed kibble, I always wet it down as well. At least it reduces the need of the dog to drink a lot of water afterwards.
     
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    I always add water to kibble as well, and let it soak for ten minutes or so.
     
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    I soak kibble too. I started when I got Logan because I mixed powdered supplements in and got into the habit. Now they won't eat dry kibble anymore lol
     
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    Sorry, I wouldn't trust anything off that site.

    Also, she's referring to water logged bloat, aka "kibble bloat", not gastric torsion - which is potentially fatal.
     
  11. mutts

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    Isn't that the beginning of gastric torsion??
    This site isn't my favorite but it was the first one that popped up. I've seen it on many different sites... I don't know for sure but I would just be careful with it.
     
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    Nope, my dogs always bloat on kibble. It's just water retention.
     
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    Even at that this paragraph doesn't really support your claim. I'd venture to guess most people here, and especially most people posting in this thread, feed high-quality kibble.
     
  14. mutts

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    It was a suggestion. I specified that I wasn't sure about it but that I had read in a few separate websites (a couple being vet websites) that watering down the food isn't the best idea. I cant give you a specific, scientific explanation.
    I don't know the validity of it but it's worth researching.
     
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    Unfortunately no one knows exactly what causes gastric torsion. There is a lot of speculation and none really proven. Most people I know water kibble in an effort to prevent dehydration and the later bingeing on water.
     
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    Along with adding water, you may want to try feeding smaller meals more often. Some dogs need lots of food to stay fit, but some of them can't handle a semi big meal 2 or 3 times a day. But do very well when the meals are split in to 4 meals a day or 3 if their getting 1 or 2 meals a day.
     

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