Diet Trials

Well this will be boring for anyone but me, but it seems like the ideal place to keep track of things.

Summit's eating issues:

Acana Pacifica - ate very slowly, hesitated often when eating and would walk away from meals and skipped some meals all together. 

Acana Chicken and Cobbs - slow eating, bloody diarrhea, would stop eating for up to 24 hours.  Antibiotics would clear things up quickly.

Pork and Oatmeal Diet - threw up once, usually ate enthusiastically but had very soft stools more than 50% of the time.  Would often eat grass first thing in the morning and was getting up in the middle of the night a lot to go outside.

Pork and Potato - started Dec 28. Three days in and we've had solid poops!  Jan 1, ate really, really slowly and seemed a bit uncomfortable.  Poop has been mostly solid but still having some soft episodes and actual diarrhea on Jan 10. He did have a frozen kong filled with vegetarian canned food (soy and rice) the day before.  Will stop giving these and see if things improve.   He had soft poop and diarrhea for the last few days.

Beef and Potato - started Jan 14.  So far very gassy. Day 2 - puked up breakfast his entire breakfast.  Then started to have bloody diarrhea.  

Stopped feeding Beef and started antibiotics

Lamb - RAW - started Jan 15.  Finding poop is suddenly "too firm" so have added pumpkin to his diet as well.  Jan 21 - puked during the day and then was up in the middle of the night eating grass.  Jan 24 and 25 - wanting up in middle of the night in order to eat grass.

Jan 29 - Got test results back from Hemopet Saliva Test.  They suggested he was sensitive to Corn, Chicken and white fish.  Unfortunately the food he was on contained whitefish oil.

Goat - Sojos - started Jan 30.  Puked up his entire first meal.  Switched to 3 smaller meals per day (instead of 2) and things have been better.  Still getting up in the middle of the night. Poop isn't nearly as firm as on the Lamb, but nothing too frightening.  Had one day of liquid diarrhea (no blood) but he rebounded and it improved again.  We have noticed his fear of the indoor grill and sizzling meat has improved lately.  Feb 11 - straining to poop and quite soft and unformed.  Threw up in the middle of the night on the evening of the 12th.  Continues to have soft poop on and off.  Threw up before bed on Feb 16.

Jan 1 edit: So this might be completely unrelated, but for a month now, Summit has had a weird, fearful reaction to the kitchen fan and sizzling food.  He gets extremely anxious and unsettled and can't stand to be in the area.  He'll ask to go outside and when he comes in, if he hears the sound, he'll instantly dive back outside.  We'll sometimes go upstairs and hang out together until the cooking is done.  Up until now, he hasn't shown any fears to anything noises or frankly much. I've done a quick google search and there does seem to be some link between gut health and anxiety.  He also seems to be nursing his toys much more than usual.  This was very obvious while on the Pork and Oatmeal diet... less so with the Pork and Potato.