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    Hi all,

    I have found that my puppy had problems with his current food(Natural Balance ultra premium formula), he got soft stool after his first two meals,(I think it is ok), but serious stool loose after the dinner(the poop like the way he pee, like liquid). So I have bought a Nature's Variety Instinct Salmon Meal Formula today, and I want to change his food tomorrow, here is a question, do I need to make the process slowly or completely change to salmon formula without Natural Balance food?

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    Hey there....well you are supposed to make the transition very gradual.

    I am sure some people with way more knowledge will weigh in soon....you don't want your baby getting dehydrated,, so I understand your urgency. Perhaps consult a vet at this point? Liquid diarrhea isn't good.....are you sure it is the food? Could it be a parasite or bacterial infection?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Momma2Bullies View Post
    Hey there....well you are supposed to make the transition very gradual.

    I am sure some people with way more knowledge will weigh in soon....you don't want your baby getting dehydrated,, so I understand your urgency. Perhaps consult a vet at this point? Liquid diarrhea isn't good.....are you sure it is the food? Could it be a parasite or bacterial infection?
    Really thank you for the concern, I have checked with the vet, the test showed he is in a good condition. I do not worry about he will get dehydrated because he is full of energy, and drink lots of water everyday. I gave him 2 cups at morning, 1.7cups at lunch, and 1.5 cups at dinner. By the way he is a 13 week old baby. I just cant understand why after his two meal, he had really good poop.

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    when I changed Franklin's food that didn't agree with him his first two. were good but after that he had liquid diarrhea for 5 days straight I stopped the food put him back on what he was on before an then started to change he food gradually it took about 2 weeks so he didn't get liquid. again so if he has diarrhea he can't handle the food so I would stop it right away an get him on something else good luck not all food agrees with Franklin he's 6 months an I'm still trying to find a great food for him

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    Puppies can get diarrhea for a plethora of reasons; some serious, some not. If you've already ruled out a parasite (good first step!) and he was on this food when he came home to you, perhaps he's just stressed from changing homes. Diarrhea happens --- but its the duration of the episode is the real cause for concern. When my wee pups experienced tummy troubles, I always just put them on a "bland diet" for a couple of days and then slowly introduced the kibble back into their diet.

    My Bland Diet Recipe
    1 Large Can Canned Chicken with juice
    1 Uncle Ben's Boil in Bag Rice (makes two cups)
    Mix together - don't completely drain the rice, leaving some of the liquid because rice water helps diarrhea

    @cowsmom <== I've tagged my gastroinologist because I think you're over feeding that pup. Too much food can also cause diarrhea or very loose stools.

    Your pup is a adorable. Congrats on your new baby!

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    Quote Originally Posted by loveabully View Post
    when I changed Franklin's food that didn't agree with him his first two. were good but after that he had liquid diarrhea for 5 days straight I stopped the food put him back on what he was on before an then started to change he food gradually it took about 2 weeks so he didn't get liquid. again so if he has diarrhea he can't handle the food so I would stop it right away an get him on something else good luck not all food agrees with Franklin he's 6 months an I'm still trying to find a great food for him
    Thank you so much. What food is Franklin trying now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vicaroo1000 View Post
    Puppies can get diarrhea for a plethora of reasons; some serious, some not. If you've already ruled out a parasite (good first step!) and he was on this food when he came home to you, perhaps he's just stressed from changing homes. Diarrhea happens --- but its the duration of the episode is the real cause for concern. When my wee pups experienced tummy troubles, I always just put them on a "bland diet" for a couple of days and then slowly introduced the kibble back into their diet.

    My Bland Diet Recipe
    1 Large Can Canned Chicken with juice
    1 Uncle Ben's Boil in Bag Rice (makes two cups)
    Mix together - don't completely drain the rice, leaving some of the liquid because rice water helps diarrhea

    @cowsmom <== I've tagged my gastroinologist because I think you're over feeding that pup. Too much food can also cause diarrhea or very loose stools.

    Your pup is a adorable. Congrats on your new baby!
    I do think I am really overfeed his food. I misunderstand that he need two cups per meal (it is my first time to adopt a puppy), so I gave him 6 cups daily. Oh my goooood!!!!! Even so much food, he will always lick his dish, seems like he is still hungry. Hope everything is fine.

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    I would also go bland and let his little tummy settle......feed 1 tenth if his body weight. I would also add some mixed veg in with the rice n chicken so that he still gets some of his vitamins.
    My Billy is struggling with food and currently back on bland diet whilst we wait for a new bag if food. Every other day we give him a boiled egg and twice a week we add pilchards too xx

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    I hope he gets better soon! He is absolutely gorgeous

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    Quote Originally Posted by bububaby View Post
    I do think I am really overfeed his food. I misunderstand that he need two cups per meal (it is my first time to adopt a puppy), so I gave him 6 cups daily. Oh my goooood!!!!! Even so much food, he will always lick his dish, seems like he is still hungry. Hope everything is fine.
    Wow yes!!!!! Six cups a day is FAR too much food!!! It would certainly explain the loose stools.

    What food was he on when you first got him?? The Natural Balance or something else????

    Also, how long has he been with you???

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