6mth old springer/cocker cross keeps getting diarrhoea


I have a springer/cocker cross and she started on Burns mini bites but after 3mths got very bad diarrhoea, vet gave her hills prescription diet which worked brilliantly I gradually introduced her back on to the burns but diarrhoea returned. Tried James Wellbeloved still diarrhoea, Chappie original, diarrhoea. Please can you suggest what food might be suitable.
She has been wormed etc.. no other health problems.

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Jun 21, 2013
food intolerance NEW
by: bernie

Had the same problem,i found that my spinger could not eat most puppy food as it contained white rice,but at 6month old and under weight I found that she was fine with skinners duck and rice (the rice is whole rice not processed).she is now a year old and her weight is as it should be.hope this helps.

Mar 09, 2012
diarrhea NEW
by: claire

Hi, I feed my springer Layla a raw food diet, you can get all the info you need by searching on the internet, there is also a very good book called The dogs dinner by anne riddyard, this way of feeding sorted out laylas tummy problems very quickly and she LOVES it. She has clean teeth, a shiny coat no hperactivity (except the normal springer kind)and very firm stools. I highly recommend this diet, it has no grains, wheat or gluten in it which can be a big cause of upset tummys in all breeds of dog, just meat, bones, fish and and a small amount of veg (optinal)much cheaper than high end commercial dog food too! Good luck

Mar 02, 2012
Diarrhea NEW
by: Michele

I'm not a fan of commercial dog food, so I'm kinda biased on the subject, but I would start by doing a couple of things.

First, I'd stop feeding dog food for a few of days. I would get some chicken and sweet potato and boil it. Then peel the skin off and cut up into pieces. I would feed him / her this for 3-4 days. It's very bland and has no preservatives or grains. Dogs don't need either of those. The sweet potato will help to soothe the stomach / intestinal tract.

After a couple of days of feeding this you should notice the stools are firming up. After a couple more days the stools should be normal, if the diarhhea is caused by the dog food. Then, if I were going to go back to commercial food I would choose a grain free food. Continue feeding the chicken / potato, but start adding a little dog food each day. Do this for about a week until you are back to all dog food.

You can also give him / her a tablespoon of Greek yogurt with each meal. This is a natural probiotic and will help to destroy any unwanted bacteria in the digestive system.

As a precaution I would definitely make an appt. with the Vet. Maybe some testing is necessary.

Mar 01, 2012
puppy NEW
by: amanda

hi i give mine beta puppy chicken flavour and i have never had a problem on it the food might be to rich for her try giving her chicken and rice or scrambled egg thats what vet will tell u to give her

Feb 28, 2012
Diarrhoea NEW
by: Anonymous

I had a similar problem with my puppy springer. I changed to Jollies non additive puppy chicken and corn dried food. Problem gone. Maybe the food that you are giving is too rich. Hope this helps.

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