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    Default Re: Help my poor Lucy!

    Quote Originally Posted by grecoroman View Post
    As for the amount to feed, based on her weight it is recommending 2 cups total daily amount. When i stick to this she seems to be STARVING ( i know all bullys are always starving), but always looking for more kibble. Should i up this to 2.5 or even 3 cups daily amount?
    Great to hear she is coming along... I am tagging @cowsmom for the variety question. How old is your girl? If under 8 months -- you could give her three meals a day... 3/4 AM... 3/4 mid morning and 3/4 PM. If that is not an option - then up her to 1.5 AM/PM
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    Default Re: Help my poor Lucy!

    You are getting the best advice here for sure! I just wanted to say congratulations on your beautiful new bullie and welcome to EBN!

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    Lucy sure is a pretty girl. Be sure to post pics of her as she grows up.

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    Default Re: Help my poor Lucy!

    im thinking puppies are supposed to get more than 2 cups? i would go with what @2BullyMama said. also i would think whatever variety would be fine. not sure about how much protein a bully pup is supposed to have with their hip problems and such but im thinking either will do and adult food is just around the corner anyway.

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    Fwiw, penny had runny stools on wellness as well... We did the super. 5. Others mentioned having similar experiences & I think the general consensus was that the first ingredient is chicken- which many bullies can be sensitive to.

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    Default Re: Help my poor Lucy!

    Just noticed your bully was born the same day as my son

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    Default Re: Help my poor Lucy!

    Hi there-

    Thanks for all the input! I was wondering if you could provide some feedback on my feeding schedule:

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    1.5 cups of Holistic Select (Anchovy, Sardine & Chicken Meal Puppy Food) or (Lamb & Oatmeal - I switch sometimes to give variety) (Dry Kibble) http://www.petco.com/product/114112/...t=OnSiteSearch
    1 Heaping Tbsp of Pumpkin
    1 Heaping Tbsp of Plain Nonfat Yogurt
    Sometimes a Tbsp of brown or white rice if i have it in the fridge

    Lunch:
    2/3 cup of Yogurt or Cottage Cheese

    Dinner: Same as Breakfast (1.5 cups of dry food w/ pumpkin and/or cottage cheese)

    Right before bedtime: A slice of bread to keep her tummy full

    Snacks:
    Frozen PB in Kong
    Frozen Baby Carrots (she doesn't really like these - just plays around with them)
    Natural Balance Lamb Roll
    Sometimes a few slices of turkey dog

    She's finally having the solid tootsie roll poops... Not itching a whole lot but I notice her skin (where her fur is white) is a slight pink - is that normal? I heard Holistic Select is going to be taken off the market - not sure if this is true or not - Petco is having a major sale on the big bags...

    Any criticism on the food and snacks would be much appreciated!

    Thanks

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    Default Re: Help my poor Lucy!

    I'm going to have @cowsmom look at this...she might have an idea!

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    Default Re: Help my poor Lucy!

    can i switch her over to fromm beef fritatta at 5 months? Too early?

    i feed her twice a day, and she is pooping 3 times a day... seems like the quality of the food (Holistic Select) isn't great since she is pooping so much of it out..

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    I would actually cut out the bread.. could be a cause for itchy skin.. our dermatolgoist told us the more bland Duke's diet the better. but white flour really doesn't have any nutrution? alot of owners give maybe 1/4 cup of food to keep their bellies full at night.. maybe just switch to some dry kibble. just my opinion I am no expert but have had a lot of skin issues with Duke.. we feed natures variety and he has done wonderful on it.. but we give him nothing else.. 1/2 cup wet 1/2 cup dry.. sometimes some pumpkin but thats all. it has worked well for us.. I found ( the hard way ) that less is better.
    again I am no experet and the people here are full of knowledge and have helped me a ton.. I just wanted to point out about the bread.

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    Default Re: Help my poor Lucy!

    Quote Originally Posted by grecoroman View Post
    can i switch her over to fromm beef fritatta at 5 months? Too early?

    i feed her twice a day, and she is pooping 3 times a day... seems like the quality of the food (Holistic Select) isn't great since she is pooping so much of it out..
    Absolutely..you can do a slow switch to the Fromm beef..it is an all stages food! Jake has actually been off puppy food and on an all stages food since he was 2 months old. FYI...they still a lot..jake sometimes goes 4 or 5 times! Although the normal is 2 to 3 times! Good Luck!

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    Default Re: Help my poor Lucy!

    well i am not a fan of grains and that maybe why lots of poop. i think fromm beef is a great choice. just do a slow switch over many days. also i would cut out the bread and rice and just do like 2 treats instead of all the ones listed. keep us posted please
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