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Raw diet started, and so have the runs

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Sorry kind of a gross post but I'm concerned about my little man, after alot of reading and great advice on here Champ started his raw diet 2 days ago.
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Did you go cold turkey with the switch??

When a dog is switched to raw they can go thru a period called "detox".    This process will take some time for the dog to adjust to the new food.  

As taken from the top 50 question of BARF for Beginners

Is my dog experiencing detox?

When switching a dog over from commercial dog food to BARF, the dog's body may begin the process of ridding itself of toxins and impurities as it adjusts to the intake of proper nutrients.  This process is called detox.   Depending on the overall health of your dog, detox may last one week, one month or even several weeks...or not even at all.  The most common symptoms of detox include vomiting, diarrhea, bad breath and itchy skin.  It is normal for any of these detox symptoms to get worse before they get better...just don't give up and hang in there.  Keep your dog as comfortable as possible during this process.  Go slow on introducing new foods, to make sure there are no allergies.  Pure pumpkin in the can (not pumpkin pie filling) works magic to firm stools quickly.  Provide plenty of fresh water, but limit excessive water intake immediately after meals, as your dog may regurgitate.  Give plenty of Vitamin E and C (the C to bowel tolerance) to help boost his/her immune system.
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Maybe rotate a different protein?   Or lighten up on the bone?  too marrow in the bones could make for an upset tummy, but thinking it just maybe the protein.
Yeah try beef, or lamb something different than chix.   I use a turkey mix by omas is great.  If I feed Kash the chix mix then he pees out his poop - so not cool.  So i know I cannot give him the chix mixture, however he does ok with chix necks.     I would just mix it up a bit see if its his sentitive stomach or indeed the protein.
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