Ive been feeding my 5months my bully royal canine until last week when i switched to orijen. I made a quick switch because i had a full bag of orijen along side with the royal canine, but when i decided to switch i only realized that i have 2 cups of royal canine left.
Ever since i made the change my puppy has been having soft stool, sometimes its ok and its sometimes its soft and very smelly.
Shall i switch it to Acana? or do you suggest something better?
Since she is not accepting of Orijen so far, how can i make the change? mix orijen and acana? or just give acana straight away?
Im changing her food many times, i think its bad but i need help please.
Re: Changing food
You really should be making the transition from one food to another very slowly. For example, a quarter of the new food to three quarters of old food, then half and half etc. Especially with a pup so young, it's important that the change is very gradual. Now, having said that, why did you opt to go with the Orijen off the bat as opposed to the Acana?
They are both really good foods but Orijen is higher in protein which might be too much for a relatively inactive dog (though this is, of course, debatable). When Chance was a puppy we transitioned from the food the breeder gave us to Acana. He's a VERY active bulldog but since I sometimes supplement his kibble with home cooked meats, I didn't bother with the higher protein in the Orijen.
One thing to keep in mind is that there are lots of different formulas within food brands. Your dog might not do well on one but do great on another. If the stool issues continue, you can try switching to another "flavour" within Orijen, one with a different protein base. It may be that your puppy doesn't do well with chicken or beef or whatever formula you've selected.
Re: Changing food
Thanks for the reply, yea i know I've made a mistake its just that i didn't wanna buy another bag of royal canine. Now, If i switch it to a different orijen food, how do i do the transition? Same with Acana?
Shall i switch her to a bland diet for a few days then start introducing the new food?