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    Ellie Mae has been on Earthborn for about a month now and I've noticed over the past couple of weeks that her has been about 70/30 firm/soft serve style. She's 15 weeks, around 16lbs, and Earthborn's feeding recommendations are 3-4 months 10-20lbs to feed 2-3 cups a day. We began around 1 1\2 cups when we she started on Earthborn, gradually increased it to 2 cups once she hit 10-12lbs, and have been around 2 1/4 to 2 1/2 cups per day since she hit about 14lbs. The cups per day is over the course of 3 feedings per day. Here are my questions...

    1. Does the next bag of food need to be one of their "Natural Grain Free Varieties" or keep her on the puppy formula?
    2. If yes to 1, is there a "flavor" of Earthborn that Bullies seem to do better with?
    3. Is a brand switch recommended at this stage?
    4. Do we need to cut back on the cups per day to get back closer to 2?
    5. I've read something about adding pumpkin? Can someone refresh my memory as to what it does, what kind to get, and how much to add if it applies here?

    Thanks for any input!

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    1. I would switch her over to grain free
    2. most bullies seem to do well on the meadow fest but since each bully is different, you might have to try a few first. Try one for a month or so and if you don't like something about it try another.
    3. you can do a brand switch at any stage. I think my boys have been on about 4 different foods and they are 1 1/2 and 10 months.
    4. I would keep her on the cups/day you have her on right now at least for a little while longer
    5. 1 heaping tablespoon of real pumpkin (not the pie filliing with all the spices added in) and it works to stop diarrhea and constipation. Yes, it does both ways!! You can add it to one meal or two, I usually only add it to one unless the poo's are liquid.
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    I'm thinking she's getting too much food. I've always been told..Don't feed what mfg says!.. Jake has never gotten more than 2 cups a day! Up to 6 months he got 3 meals of 1/2 cup each..when he went to 2 feedings he did and STILL gets 2 cups a day..1 cup each meal. Too much food always causes soft serve. Jake is on Great Plains Feast..because he can't have chicken or salmon..

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    I'm thinking the same to much food try cutting back slowly n see if it changes

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    Thanks! I cut her morning feeding back some today and will do the same at lunch and dinner tonight to slowly get her back down to about 2 cups since that's where her seemed to be better at.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spork3127 View Post
    Thanks! I cut her morning feeding back some today and will do the same at lunch and dinner tonight to slowly get her back down to about 2 cups since that's where her seemed to be better at.
    Good plan.... I was thinking the same as the others.... a little too much. I'd also keep her on the same food for a while just to keep her diet stable. If there are no adverse affects of her current food there is no reason to change.... for now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BruceP View Post
    Good plan.... I was thinking the same as the others.... a little too much. I'd also keep her on the same food for a while just to keep her diet stable. If there are no adverse affects of her current food there is no reason to change.... for now.
    We just bought a new bag last week, so she should be good on it for another couple of weeks. After that, I may try one of their Grain Free varieties.

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    Agree.....too much food.....1 cup 2 x's a day is usually sufficient.

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    Ok, I am going to *sort of* highjack this thread. I have noticed that since I have been back around, there are lots of bullies on this food now. Anyone wanna fill me in? I have been thinking of switching and noticed that they carry it here.

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    anyone else using this food?

    Thanks for the info!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GatorRay View Post
    Ok, I am going to *sort of* highjack this thread. I have noticed that since I have been back around, there are lots of bullies on this food now. Anyone wanna fill me in? I have been thinking of switching and noticed that they carry it here.

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    anyone else using this food?

    Thanks for the info!!
    well yes im using it for one of my bostons now and there are several here who are using it still and some who tried it and it didnt work out. jeannieco is using it and im not sure who else off the top of my head. oh wait vicaroo1000 is using it also. i think for the price its awsome food. i would have my other boston on it but i think he has a pea allergy and of course ms allergy cant have it either. i think some use the great plains and some the coastal catch and some the meadow feast. any other questions just ask

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    Thanks Sandy! @cowsmom. I need a variety that is chicken/pork/grain free. I will go and take a look at it closer but sometimes it is easier to touch base with my peeps first. heehee

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    Betty.. Jake is on the Great Plains Feast. Bison.. He can't have fowl or fish. He's done great on it. But a few haven't been as happy as me! . I think @BruceP didn't like as well as Fromm for HRH.. But for Jake..so far so great! And he's been on it probably about 6 months??

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