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Help Please - Any Advice Appreciated
Really hoping for some guidance here. For the past few weeks or so, Cyrus has been having loose stools and diarrhea. The vet checked for obstruction (there was none) and said he likely just had colitis. He gave him a 7-day course of Flagyl, recommended adding in Fortiflora probiotics, and asked us to follow a chicken & rice diet until he had firm stools, then slowly incorporate in his kibble. As an aside, we've been feeding him Fromm's Large Breed Puppy since he came home at 8 weeks and he's always done great on it.
Things were going great with the chicken/rice/Fortiflora diet until we started phasing in his kibble with the rice & chicken -- then the diarrhea started up again. We made an appointment with the vet again last night and he gave us another 7 day course of Flagyl. After the vet appointment, Cyrus started vomiting (new issue as of last night). I called the vet and am waiting to hear back this morning, but one of the things that he mentioned in yesterday's appointment was that it may be helpful to switch him to a less "rich" dog food.
I should also mention that Cyrus also has kennel cough now thanks to a short stay in a local kennel while we were out of town for the weekend. Wondering if the vomiting could be due to the kennel cough since it puts so much pressure on their abdomen?
His current Fromm's Large Breed Puppy food has 26% protein, 14% fat, and 5.5% fiber. The one we are thinking of switching him to (Fromm's Classic Adult) is less rich and has 23% protein, 15% fat, and 4% fiber. Do you think this will help? Is there a different protein/fiber ratio I should be going for?
Thanks for any advice!