Hello from me Bernie and Frank

Discussion in 'Introductions & Saying Hello' started by Bernadette Burgess, Oct 8, 2019.

  1. Bernadette Burgess

    Bernadette Burgess Registered Users

    Oct 8, 2019
    Hi. I have a 6 month old (today actually) black lab called Frank.
    I am wondering if anyone can advise me on food.
    He started on Dr John Platinum from breeder but had lots of gas.. I tried Tails online introducing it over a week to him but ended with runny poo. I then went back to Dr John puppy food. Again this ended with runny poo. I took him to the vet and he did have an infection which cleared meanwhile he was on chicken and rice then slowly introduced Dr John again but no good. Vet recommended Royal Canin but the shop only had adult bags. They recommended Wainwrights hypoallergenic. Introduced this with chicken and rice over 3 weeks, All good but after 3 days of just kibble he had not just runny poo but explosions of it. I starved him for 24 hours with just liquid. I then gave him rice with a bit of kibble but again more poo explosions and mucus. I have a vet appointment today but j7st thought I would put this out there?
    Getting desperate now. Bernie
  2. sarah@forumHQ

    sarah@forumHQ Moderator

    Oct 1, 2018
    Hi Bernie and Frank, welcome to the forum!

    No wonder you're getting desperate, it sounds very incredibly upsetting and frustrating.

    I suspect that not many people who've been in you shoes will see your question here though. If you try posting again in the Labrador health topic and put some more specific detail in your title, hopefully some of our lovely members who know what to suggest will realise it's them that you need!

    Good luck, please come back and let us know how you get on.
  3. Christina2807

    Christina2807 Supporting Member Forum Supporter

    Jul 3, 2019
    Your poor wee pup! Cannot begin to imagine how stressful this is for you.

    Luna is 17 weeks and we weaned her onto Simpsons premium 80/20 puppy food over the first few days we had her (got her at 8 weeks). She is thriving off it and we mix in some cooked salmon/scrambled egg/carrot.
  4. J.D

    J.D Supporting Member Forum Supporter

    May 9, 2019
    Hampshire UK
    Hi Bernie
    I can sympathise with the runny poo.
    Toby has had problems for the last year with digestive issues complicated by having chemo. His wind then could clear a room in seconds poor guy.
    As a result of all his scans/tests etc it was decided that he may have an intolerance to certain proteins. He has now been on Hills prescriptive D/d which has duck as it’s protein. It seems to have sorted him out however I am going to try feeding him raw once his immune system is back to normal. Since he came off his steroids he has gone back to scratching/biting himself which again has been attributed to food sensitivities.
    It might be worth trying one of the hydrolysed foods to see if it is a food sensitivity but be careful about swapping around too much.
  5. mummyp85

    mummyp85 Registered Users

    Oct 11, 2019
    North West Norfolk, UK
    Hi Bernie and Frank. Poor you two. We had similar problem with Hero now 5 months. Breeder had him on Arden Grange after bad effect from another brand and seemed settled to start with but then started having runny poos from tea time all through night. Chicken and boiled rice would settle his tummy but back on kibble it happened again. Vet suggested a cereal free hypoallergenic feed. We tried introducing AVA puppy kibble from Petsathome and he hasn't looked back since. We also give him a bit of pureed sweet potato or butternut squash in his Kong as this has fibre to help. Every pup is individual and we were told they can have a tendency to sensitive stomachs. It has been a matter of trial and error to find what suited Hero once the vets ruled out any medical issue. Hope your boy gets sorted soon

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