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Digesting Acana Kibble .

Postby Birddogs » Thu Feb 25, 2016 2:49 pm

I brought my 8 yr old Griffon home from an extended stay
At a local kennel . I have used this Kennel quite often .
That evening I fed him his usual Cup And a bit of Acana
Kibble . I always wet it .
This a four legged garbage disposal ....15 hrs later he
Vomitted the entire cup in tact ,along with a couple of
Fair size plants . Some diarrhea. I am fairly proficient
At remedying this condition . My question ....how long
Does it usually take to digest this food . Obviously the plants
We're likely irritating the system but I was just surprised .
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Re: Digesting Acana Kibble .

Postby blue04 » Thu Feb 25, 2016 3:38 pm

If a dog has an upset stomach, I've seen them vomit food that long after eating it. I don't think that's abnormal (but I'm not a vet). It seems that dogs often won't keep food moving through the digestive tract if something is out of whack.

Hopefully one of the resident vets will confirm or deny this.
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Re: Digesting Acana Kibble .

Postby Misskiwi67 » Thu Feb 25, 2016 7:32 pm

Normal stomach emptying is 4-6 hours.

Some stomach upset is normal after an extended stay at a kennel. I'd give him 24 hours and if he's not acting 100% head to the vet for some GI antibiotics to set things right again.
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Re: Digesting Acana Kibble .

Postby Birddogs » Fri Feb 26, 2016 12:46 pm

Thnx guys, vet today , little blood in the stool . 2 meds , no other signs that he is sick .

The food , Champion claims 88% digest ability for that food , the vet says not chewing
Just swallowing is pretty normal . Likely those plants irritated .....
They'll run the poo . It's not the first ,won't be the last . If they ran tests for crap eating
This dog would be masters quality.
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Re: Digesting Acana Kibble .

Postby Birddog56 » Fri Jul 08, 2016 9:14 am

1st ...problem ......couldn't get back on as Birddogs or post that Avatar .

We are having our 3 Rd bout of Diahrea in about 4-6 mo . Vet ,other than
giving anti biopics not shedding a lot of light on this .
I'm looking at food now ....Acana Ranchland Regional has been
his choice for a few years . This bout , he for the first time in
his life is leaving food in his dish . ( He is ten today 8/7 ) .
I likely will switch foods when he is right again . Any Imput
always appreciated . BD56
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Re: Digesting Acana Kibble .

Postby linderhof » Fri Jul 08, 2016 11:18 am

My Brittany didn't do well at all on PPP. Couldn't get a solid stool in 6 months. He is doing great on Acana Ranchlands but if he wasn't I would move onto something else. Lots of choices, let the dog tell you what works.
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Re: Digesting Acana Kibble .

Postby Doc E » Fri Jul 08, 2016 8:49 pm

Misskiwi67 wrote:Some stomach upset is normal after an extended stay at a kennel. I'd give him 24 hours and if he's not acting 100% head to the vet for some GI antibiotics to set things right again.


Followed by some QUALITY probiotics.
Antibiotics kill the 'bad guys', but they also kill the 'good guys' and they need to be replaced.

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Re: Digesting Acana Kibble .

Postby bhennessy » Sat Jul 09, 2016 9:15 am

Doc E wrote:
Misskiwi67 wrote:Some stomach upset is normal after an extended stay at a kennel. I'd give him 24 hours and if he's not acting 100% head to the vet for some GI antibiotics to set things right again.


Followed by some QUALITY probiotics.
Antibiotics kill the 'bad guys', but they also kill the 'good guys' and they need to be replaced.
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Just went through this with my lab mix. Old girl had a stomach issue, went on antibiotics, bad bacteria flourished as good was killed, crapped in house several nights in a row, different set of antibiotics and back to normal now. I think the bad bacteria is called C. difficile and the antibiotic that righted her system was flagile. I'm probably misspelling those.
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Re: Digesting Acana Kibble .

Postby Birddogs » Tue Aug 23, 2016 6:59 pm

Final Episode.

After long deliberations and prolonged bland diet I decided
To go to Orijen senior ( chicken - turkey ) still high protein
But low carbs ....mixing with probiotics yogurt and pumpkin .
Just about thru a big bag ,so far so good.
He's off the beef , The weird part is that he really never looked
ill , vet checked good , goofy as ever so upland opener , 15 days
And away we go ....thnx for inputs
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