08-04-2012, 08:00 PM
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Originally Posted by TorachiKatashi
I just wanted to find out if anyone has any experience with rice allergies in dogs.
Since Mozart came home a couple of weeks ago, Mozart has had poops varying between semi-soft to completely watery. He is otherwise completely healthy, which his vet has confirmed. She thought it may go away when he was dewormed.
Last night and this morning, he had two perfect, solid poops. Then this afternoon, they became soft and watery again. The only thing that changed in that time is that yesterday, he had canned food (Blue Freedom Grain-Free Chicken Recipe for Puppies) rather than his usual kibble (Blue Life Protection Formula Chicken & Brown Rice Recipefor Large Breed Puppies.)
The obvious difference between the two is that the kibble has brown rice while the canned food does not. I know that Boxers tend to be extra sensitive compared to other breeds, and as soon as I mentioned it to another Boxer owner she immediately suspected an allergy.
I'm going to go out tomorrow to pick up another type of food (Blue Wilderness Chicken Recipe for Puppies) and see how he does like that. If he clears up, I can at least have it narrowed down as being a rice allergy.
My dog has a rice sensitivity. He gets extremely itchy, If he eats even just a couple of grains off the floor! Another thing I'd ask your vet to test for is Giardia. Your dog could have an out break of the bacteria. It's extremely common in dogs, especially if you take him to rivers or lakes frequently, or even the dog kennel.