« on: Mar 16, 2016, 19:15 »
Hi KatrinH and Tiny Planets
Thanks for the advice. She is a jack russell x chihuahua. I haven't tested for giardia and/or food intolerances (yet) ... I will certainly look to if problems persist.
If you mean how much poo she was eating(?!), then not a lot and she hasn't for the last few days. The poo eating started after she had lost weight on the raw food so I put it down to her being hungry as she suddendly gulped a big lump down one day and then seemed to get a taste for it (yum!). I have taught her to leave it on the walks now (although she sometimes nibbles a bit of rabbit poo but I am less concerned about that) and she is back to a better weight on canned food - it is just she has started to get a bit of mucusy/soft poo - not diarrhea currently. She also has had loud rumbling tummy this morning. It is nothing serious at the moment but she started with the same symptoms a few months back and it got worse and turned to diarrhea and blood in the stools. Apart from the weight loss she was doing well on the raw and that was the only reason I was keen on getting her back on it, but I certainly won't push it, especially as she did lose the weight.
If you mean how much food is she eating I have generally given her about 10-20% over the recommended amounts of whatever she has been on as she gets lots of exercise and has never looked like getting fat at all.
Hopefully it is not going to escalate into anything worse again and I will take her to the vets to be tested in the next couple of days if it persists.