When we rescued our million dollar puppy, she had major tummy issues. She went from a Animal Care and Control in Georgia, to the Humane Society, to Second Chance Rescue in NY, to foster home, to foster home. Having not stayed in more than one place for a long period of time during her first year of life, no one was able to tell that Havi's tummy was more than just the stress of switching foods.
When we rescued her she was perfectly potty trained. In fact, after two days of living in our apartment she was able to figure out she needed to hold it down the long hallway, in the elevator, and out the service entrance. However, she was pooping (for lack of a much more scientific word) four times a day, very loose bowel movements. Additionally, she would wake up around 1AM and relieve herself on the floor as she cried. I spoke about the details of this event here. After $2,000 and 3 months of the stress of not knowing waht was wrong, may of you suggested she just had a week stomach. Ximena over at Identity V suggested trying Evo, in lieu of our fear of going raw. Although it is still kibble, it is chicken and grain free. And, because its only 1 cup twice a day, it iss the same cost as all the other options we tried. About a month in we added the probiotic Missing Link for its fiber and acidophilus. Now, Havi only goes twice a day and never in the house!
Havi's BFF Jax's mom was shocked that after all that money and time, the blogging communtiy was what saved Havi's tummy! Lately, we have added one Milkbone a day for a snack, due to its mild nature. So when we took Havi to the vet last week for her puppy warts, and she hopped on the scale - we were shocked to learn she is now 65 pounds! Thats 20 pounds in the past 6 months! We have a happy, healthy, Havi!
So now we thought we'd ask you...what tummy problems have you had? Also, are there any viatmins you think we should add to her diet?