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  1. KerriAnn
    09-16-2016 07:46 PM - permalink
    KerriAnn
    At this point, I am really unsure what to do! They gave us a pink pill (think its Prednisone) for itching which has helped her somewhat but hate giving western meds to my dog. Would like to approach this all naturally but also don't want to cause her more pain or injury.

    We have tried the elimination thing and it seems like there has been issues with everything so far (at least turkey, duck and pork) all for different reasons.

    Any help/advice you have would be greatly appreciated!
    Thank you so much,
    Kerri
  2. KerriAnn
    09-16-2016 07:45 PM - permalink
    KerriAnn
    Recently, we were unable to access turkey so we tried her on duck. She has been on it for the past week. At a recommendation of another poster on this forum, we also began including oat bran in an effort to bulk up her stool. I think the poster's idea was that her stools may be hard but not big enough to put enough pressure on her glands to express them naturally. After a week of this routine, she is biting at her rear end again. I am not sure if this is food/environmental allergy related or because of full anal glands. I am worried about taking her to the vet because they will most likely try expressing her glands and I was told we shouldn't do that because every time we do that, it weakens her anal glands from naturally being able to express themselves and that it could cause trauma/injury.

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  3. KerriAnn
    09-16-2016 07:45 PM - permalink
    KerriAnn
    Hello Anna!

    I hope you are doing well. I hope you don't mind me email to ask you a few questions about raw. You have a lot of knowledge and information regarding this and I really could use some help for my dog Bella.

    As you may remember, Bella has been suffering with reoccurring infections (from time to time) but mostly anal gland disfunction (very often).

    I have had her on Big Country Raw for about 4 months now. We started with turkey and she kept having anal gland problems so we had to have them expressed. Her stools did change from soft and brown to whitish and hard small ball like stool. Because she continued to have anal gland issues, we heard that pork is considered hypoallergenic so we switched her to pork. Her stools then changed to dark brown, almost blackish, and no longer were round like. I thought blackish stool couldn't be good so we switched her back to turkey. Any ideas what would have caused her stools to changed like that when on pork?

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07-16-2016
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06-02-2016
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05-02-2016
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04-29-2016
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06-24-2016
06:35 AM - annageckos quoted KayWilson in post Raw food diet : A new trend ?
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06-23-2016
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06-10-2016
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06-03-2016
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06-02-2016
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05-06-2016
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05-05-2016
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