Schnauzer, Miniature Question

I have an 11 week old schnauzer and he has been getting sick alot here lately. Is there a...

I have an 11 week old schnauzer and he has been getting sick alot here lately. Is there a specific diet that he needs to be on or what? We got him from the animal shelter and the first day he was active and playing but the third day here he has been sick. Just need to know if it is the kind of food we are feeding him or what?

    In Schnauzer, Miniature - Asked by Anonymous - 11/25/2011 10:35:17 AM
I would suggest either Lamb and rice food, or duck. This was suggested by my vet for two of our schnauzers. One had an allergy to beef products in several of the dog foods. I keep mine on Lamb/Rice and he does fine. Our vet recommended a brand that the main ingrediant was duck and this worked well for a few months. By the way some schnauzers have digestive issues, so try just a handful of food because if you leave the bowl full, most of them will eat the entire bowl and then get sick from eating too fast. My boy tends to eat too fast then gets sick, so I limit him to 2 ounces at a time.
    Answered by c4k8m66 - 12/2/2011 10:45:24 PM

I'd recommend a visit to a good Vet. It's a good idea to develop a good, strong relationahip with a vet early, anyway. If your child kept getting sick you'd take him to a doctor. Getting sick could be a minor problem that is easy to control - or it could be an indicator of a more serious condition... just like with a child.
    Answered by Anonymous - 12/30/2011 2:28:01 PM

DO NOT FEED schnauzers table food as they can develop pancriatits very quickly. Nothing fatty or rich, just plain old dog food on a regular basis. check for worms or kennel cough. Pounds dogs always have kennel cough.
    Answered by caroleanndavis - 6/23/2012 10:50:07 AM