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2/3/10 10:45 P

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I have never had a problem (thank god) like you are experiencing. It sounds like you are doing the right things by changing the foods up to see if it helps. Maybe consider getting a 2nd opinion from another vet as well?

Please keep us posted ok?

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2/3/10 3:28 P

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I had something similar only mine is a tiny little young fellow. He couldn't seem to tolerate puppy chow. I had him on rice/hamburger for ages (it seemed like)- several months. Would add chow a piece at a time per day literally. I finally could get it to a 50/50 mix without the diarrhea starting, but even a piece too much would start it. He's still very touchy at nearly 7 months. This past month or a bit more I finally have him on 50% puppy chow and 50% Solid Gold "Just a Wee Bit" brand (made with bison meat) from Chuck and Don's. That seems to work for him. I've never had him on any meds. He's not sick and always full of pep and energy, just a very touchy stomach. Hope this helps you out. 18 is a pretty good age for any dog. Good luck.

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2/3/10 3:01 P

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Hi team!

It's been forever since I posted here. I hope all are well!

I was also hoping for some help. My Chi (Killer, he's 18!) has had THE most sensitive tummy the past year or two. Until then this dog could anything = and pretty much did. Everyone tells me it's age, but I fear I am being neglectful by just chalking it up to that.

He's on a steady diet of high-quality dry dog food (Wellness' senior formula) and organic-chicken treats (Dogswell Breathies). The dog food has a probiotic in it among other supplements.

The past month or so we're in a bad rut again. We've been to the vet, who says there's nothing to indicate there's anything else wrong with him, so I can give him antibiotics when the diarrhea starts.

Problem is, he had a round, cleared up, came back. That's when we went to the vet since I was afraid to overmedicate. He said antibiotics again and we can add some plain cooked white rice to his food. We did, cleared up ... one week after they were stopped, it's about to start again. (I can tell because the precursor is the volume increases by a lot.)

This time I even cut the number of treats I am giving in half. (Today I am cutting them out altogether for awhile, just in case.)

Has anyone ever had this or a similar experience with a Chi? Any help much appreciated. Have an awesome day!

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