Guide To Australian Shepherd Training & Care

Australian Shepherd and Diarrhea

by dp
(VA)

I have a 3 yr old Australian Shepherd and he has been having trouble with diarrhea since he was a few months old. I feed him Chicken Soup for Dog Lovers Soul. I changed once and still did not help. The vet said he is healthy and only thing he can see is his tale was so short (a stub) that it affects the bowel control. Can anyone recommend a food or anything that may help. She does eat grass a lot so she is not feeling well but nothing shows up on all tests vet has run.
Thanks

Comments for Australian Shepherd and Diarrhea

Click here to add your own comments

Diarrahera
by: Anonymous

You can try panacur. You can buy it in the feed store. Twice a day small amount.
The grass is not helping.
You can give a dog a cooked rice with 2 Tbs canned pumpkin and see. If its better then you definetly give a cooked meet to get the stool harder.
Try some organic food is free of chemicals. Go on line and read abut organic food. the natural life is preaty good
Agnes

Bowel problems
by: Marilyn

I have a two year old Aussie who had this problem for a good 6 to 7 months from the day I got him. I finally met a woman at my pet store who advised me to put him on a strict diet of plain white rice boiled with hamburger 'til cooked. He was to have nothing else for a full week, not even a dog treat. The diahrea stopped by day three and has never returned. Seems many dogs have problems digesting food containing wheats, grains etc. After the week of rice, I put him on Adult kibble which contains no grains (fillers) as all puppy food contains grain.. I have been feeding Core Wellness to our dogs for over 4 years and find it a very good quality feed.

Hope this helps.

natural
by: randi

talk to a natural dog food store orijen is a great choice and or a raw patty diet.

chronic problem
by: Anonymous

I had this problem in an Aussie. It was the worst experience I have had with an Aussie. We tried everything including the hamburger and rice and grain free foods.

Since I no longer have her, I have met several others who have had aussies with this problem. One breeder recommended orijen and K9 digestive enzymes. I currently have 2 Aussies and I have them on Orijen. It is an awesome food.

It is now my opinion that this is a bacterial overgrowth in the intestional tract and that some Aussies are genetically predisposed to it.

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Australian Shepherd Q & A.

Guide To Australian Shepherd Training & CareGuide To Australian Shepherd Training & Care
Questions About Training Your Australian Shepherd? Stop problem behaviors and transform your Australian Shepherd into a model Aussie.

Read More

Australian-Shepherd-Lovers.com icon

Guide To Australian Shepherd Training & Care

Ask a Dog Veterinarian Now

We have partnered with JustAnswer
so that you can get an answer ASAP.

JustAnswer