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    Since bringing Asher home we notice he farts and burps all day long. His breath smells as bad as the other end.

    Can this be because I have changed his diet? Is it something I am feeding him, causing it. First day home he got fresh diced chicken (from pet section in supermarket meat unit) mixed with a few woof-bix. Day 2 for breaky gave him some milk and a piece of toast with peanut butter, and for dinner he got Highland brand pet mince - the mix of roo, beef and lamb, mixed with woofbix and tuna. This morning for breaky he had more milk, I offered him chicken wings but he doesn't seem to want to try them.

    Can you suggest that anything I have fed him could be making him reek Kempsey is still in dark ages of shops only being open half day Saturday and closed Sundays so I'd bought a couple of different meats to try him before buying anything in bulk. But tomorrow will go to chicken shop and get some chicken mince, see if that might fix him. He doesn't like the woofbix - won't eat them unless he has too when its mixed through his meat. My rats are taking care of that so will go find another bikkie that he might like.

    When I picked him up I didn't even think to ask his carer what she had been feeding him. I have left a message to find out but if it was something she fed him he would have stunk the car out but he didn't. Only started after his first meal with me
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    Dogs are lactose intolerant, so milk is a BIG no-no!!! Pet quality mince is also a big no-no...extremely high in preservatives.

    Why have you changed his diet already? Changing home is a huge thing for a dog to deal with and then on top...he needs to deal with a change in diet, which is more than likely upsetting his stomach.

    Stay away from the dairy products and pet quality mince! If you are not comfortable feeding a raw diet...buy EaglePack Holistic select or another kibble where...the three first ingredients are NOT corn, by-products or something "undisclosed".

    If he refuses to eat it...take it away and offer it again at dinner time. If he still refuses to eat the kibble...offer it for breakfast. Do not give other stuff during the day! Be the evening on day 2 I will say he is going to eat his kibble, because that is ALL you are offering him. Don't give in and give him something else when he doesn't eat his kibble. Give him 15 minutes with the food...then take away and that is it! Next meal...the same...15 min...take away and that's it...and so on...and so on!

    This will do 2 things....establish you as the "provider" of food and teaches him to eat when it is served!

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    The only suggestion I have for you is no more milk. It's bad for their tummies and makes it quite upset.

    How are his faeces? Does he have diarreah?

    If his diet has changed from what the carer was feeding him then it has probably upset his tummy.

    I'm definitely not an expert and there are a LOT of people here who are far more knowledgeable than I am - but I do know milk is particularly bad for their tummies, especially cows milk

    ETA: See, Cleas beat me to it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleasanta View Post
    ....Why have you changed his diet already? ......
    Thanks Clea and AGB. Clea it was the first thing I meant to ask and as I said in my first post, I didn't even think of asking the carer what she was feeding him. But am getting that sorted. Have left a message and awaiting her reply.

    I will stop giving him the milk for starters and take things from there. I had half a thought it could have been because I'm probably feeding him completely different, but never thought of milk being harmful to them. I always gave Tigga milk but didn't seem to upset him.

    AGB - his poops are a bit inconsistent. Once it was loose, since then its been solid. And its been pouring rain and he won't go out to the toilet, even if I take him for a walk - obviously don't like his feet getting wet.

    Thank you
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    I'd fart and burp all day too if I was fed such a mix as that!

    Obviosuly you've been given the meszasage about the milk. Goodo.
    But you are all over the place - toast and peanut butter, then pet mince/meat, then tuna???

    Goodness me, it's a wonder the dog isn't vomiting it all as well.

    Find what the breeder had him on. Once she answers your message, get him onto some fo that. Should you choose to change that diet to one of your own liking, then do so gradually. The poor dog has enough to contend with being re-homed without being given different foods all over the place.

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    You could add some plain yoghurt to his kibble which will act as a pro biotic. Also cut the chicken wings down to 3 pieces, wing tip, drumette and other. My staffy has is highly sensitive and I add pro biotic powder by PAW to her evening meal. You can only buy this at the vet. WHen I get a rescue through who turns up their nose at what I am feeding, I actually go further than Clea (but I am obviously meaner lol) I re-feed the same meal for 3 days before I start to worry they aren't eating. Never had one yet that has made it past that 3 day mark. Discussing this with my vet the other night , he told me 5 days!!!!

    Good luck
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shar Pei Rescue Victoria View Post
    You could add some plain yoghurt to his kibble which will act as a pro biotic. Also cut the chicken wings down to 3 pieces, wing tip, drumette and other. My staffy has is highly sensitive and I add pro biotic powder by PAW to her evening meal. You can only buy this at the vet. WHen I get a rescue through who turns up their nose at what I am feeding, I actually go further than Clea (but I am obviously meaner lol) I re-feed the same meal for 3 days before I start to worry they aren't eating. Never had one yet that has made it past that 3 day mark. Discussing this with my vet the other night , he told me 5 days!!!!
    Good luck
    Agree with that comment 100%!

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    If you settle his diet and he is still stinky then you can try adding a handful of raw grated carrot to his dinner. Roo mince can make for farty bottoms as it is very concentrated protien.

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    Oops! Looks like I am a big stuff up. I've just given him what I fed my Shepherd who had no dramas with the variety. My shepherd reacted to red meat so was on a strict chicken-base but I also gave him sardines in oil, with his dinner once a week, another night I'd mix in a raw egg, often had cooked rice and veges mixed in, and got tidbits and milk. He didn't like any of those smacko type treats so never got them. But of course I had him for a lot longer, I can't really remember what he was like when he first turned up. Poor Asher. You're advice has been taken gracefully and I will slow down the variety and give the poor bugger a chance to settle in
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    Quote Originally Posted by mydogau View Post
    Oops! Looks like I am a big stuff up. I've just given him what I fed my Shepherd who had no dramas with the variety. My shepherd reacted to red meat so was on a strict chicken-base but I also gave him sardines in oil, with his dinner once a week, another night I'd mix in a raw egg, often had cooked rice and veges mixed in, and got tidbits and milk. He didn't like any of those smacko type treats so never got them. But of course I had him for a lot longer, I can't really remember what he was like when he first turned up. Poor Asher. You're advice has been taken gracefully and I will slow down the variety
    Hey MyDog,

    You will probably find that Asher will be fine to have the same diet and foods you fed to Tigga. Eggs, tuna all that stuff is just great, so no you haven't stuffed up.

    It's just that it has been a sudden change for Asher. Go back to bland, one thing at a time till he at least has time to settle in and get used to everything and everybody first. Cheers.

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