I changed my two dogs food just about a week ago. Now am I wrong or is it normal to have diareha from the change? Sometimes it is and sometimes it looks like a normal stool for them. I have two boxers and I know boxers are prone to have sensitive stomachs so I think there just still trying to get use to it. Plus one of them is only 9 weeks old so being a puppy I would think he is more sensitive. I changed to Diamond Natural Lamb and Rice Formula and they were on a Lamb and Rice Formula before just different name brand. Has anyone heard good or bad about Diamond Natural food? Do you think there stool is normal for the diareha since I changed it?
I would take them to the vet. Kayla had to be put on antibotics and meds for vomiting. I am still leary of the dog food. I have them back on Welliness and Innova now but was feeding Blue Buffalo for awhile and Kayla even had blood in her poop. The vet said it was the food. I just don't trust any of it and unless you have the time to cook for them it can be a problem. Hope they get better, poor babies.
Diamond Naturals is a great food, no worries there. It is not overly rich like the foods mentioned in the above post. Did you switch them slowly over time? Or just right away? If you switch them too quickly, sometimes it upsets their stomachs. You could also look at the type of chew toys you are giving them. If you give them rawhides, they could be sensitive to it. Rawhide is notorious for that. Check out any other edible bone or chew toy you give, the problem could lie there, too. Hope this helps..
I too fed the Diamond Naturals, in my case the Small Breed Adult Chicken and Rice. The "Naturals" are the only foods in the Diamond line that I would feed, however. I really liked that they don't contain any wheat or corn (hence no gluten which was one of the biggies in the dog food recalls), soy or by-products. I too generally like a food that is a bit lower in protein than some of the super premium brands because my 8-year-old minpin is a real couch potato. I had absolutely NO problems with it while I was feeding it. I did just recently switch to Canidae however, since I read on one dog food rating site that they questioned the actual meat content since they list only meat (high moisture content which when processed into kibble would greatly reduce the actual percentage of meat in the food) and no meat meal.
Thanks for all the replys. I did try to switch them slowly but I ran out of the old food faster than I expected so I wasnt able to mix as long as I would have liked. And no rawhides here or not a lot like twice a month maybe. I already went through that, the rawhides were causing problems vomiting and upset stomach. Talked to the vet today and she says that could be the problem, puppy due for its shots this weekends so we will have him checked to make sure. Thanks again