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|03-02-2009, 07:51 AM||#1|
Donating YT 1000 Club Member
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Largo, FL
Feeding I/D to a 8mo old??
I have posted back about 2 mo ago about my pup's poop situation. Where he can go 4 sometimes 5 x a day. (feeding straight Chicken Soup for Puppy's Soul) Starts out firm and as the day goes it becomes very loose.
So, fast forward to now, his vet about a month almost 2 months now has giving me a gallon size ziploc of Sicence Diet I/D. I have been doing 1/2 I/D and 1/2 Chicken Soup twice a day. Dudley loves the ID, in fact the past two weeks or so he has been picking out the I/D mostly and leaving the CS food. Before he never really had an issue NOT eating CS, he seems to like it as well but I/D more
I know I/D is not as "good" quality as CS, but the vet did tell me that some dogs system can not tolerate such "higher" quality of food. He felt maybe that was why his poops were that way.
I was hesitant at first about trying the I/D but it HAS MADE A DIFFERENCE in HIS POOP!!! He goes 2-3 time and we now have "tootie rolls" YEAH
My question is this, is it okay to feed I/D for a regualr diet? Is'nt I/D for true medicall diagnosis? I really want to buy a bag of it and continue to mix CS, but not sure if there are any long term effects of the I/D?
Please don't reply about the fact it isn't a TOP QUALITY FOOD, I KNOW THIS. I have tried many other quality foods since I've had him and all of them have had the same effets on his poop. I/D has taken care of this problem....I just want to know if there is anyone out there with any concerns to feeding I/D without a true medical diagnosis....THANKS
Dudley Doo and Dexter too!!!
RIP (12/93-10/08) MY LIL JULZ!!!
|03-02-2009, 09:01 AM||#2|
And Rylee Finnegan
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Metro Detroit, MI
Canned I/D isn't that bad and it is much better than allowing soft stool to contiinue and allowing him to dehydrate.
It looks like it could be appropriate for long-term feeding. The way to determine that is to see if it is AAFCO approved. Otherwise it may be lacking in something that a healthy dog needs or have too much of something that they don't need. However, just because he doesn't have a diagnosis doesn't mean there isn't a medical problem that he needs this food for. I would continue with it if you are having a hard time finding something else. I would not stop the Chicken Soup and feed this solely unless your vet clears it.
It is possible that the protein, fat or fiber % in the other foods you've tried is not optiminal for him or one of the ingredients may be causing him irritation. If you want to feed a different food, you can always try something novel.
Crystal, Ellie May (RIP), Rylee Finnegan, and Gracie Boo🐶
|03-02-2009, 01:05 PM||#3|
Donating YT Addict
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Redmond, Washington
The best food for your pet is the one that works best for your pet, period. Don't feel guilty about feeding him a diet that solves his health problems just because some website says that it isn't the best diet out there!
My mom's cat is on the feline version of I/D for life because of IBD issues and has never shown any negative side effects being on the diet.
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