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standard dachshund is very stubborn...
Type your Dog Veterinary question here: My wirehaired standard dachshund is very stubborn (he is 14 years old, and was a breeder. We have had him for 6 years), and I have trouble with his diet. Rice, pumpkin, dry dog food, and eggs all seem to produce firm stool, but he usually will eat them only when very hungry. He will reliably eat poultry, "beggin strips" (made from bacon), cheese, and even potato or corn (human) snacks. He actually seems to like eggs, but not too often. Any suggestions to help improve his GI tract? I recently found, but have not tried yet - Purina "additions" chicken and pumpkin puree, supposedly high in fiber. It is intended to coat kibble. I doubt he will like it.
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Hi there, There are many wonderful prescription diets specifically for the GI tract- like Hill's Prescription Diet I/D and W/D. Royal Canin also makes a great intestinal diet. If you are looking to try non-prescription diets first, then I would start with Hill's Sensitive Stomach. You can always add plain boiled white meat chicken to the food to stimulate interest. Hope that helps, and good luck! - Dr. C

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I'm just following up on our conversation about Abe. How is everything going?

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