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    Default Re: 11 week old puppy...changing food...soft stool

    I took a full ten days and fully switched her over to the Taste Of The Wild High Prairie Puppy food. Her stool looks good now and the pink skin is gone and she is no longer chewing on her feet. However, now I have noticed that she has pretty bad dandruff. Yesterday was her first day of being fully on the TOTW food and is also when I first noticed the dandruff. Should I give it a couple of weeks and see if the dandruff stops? Should I try The Taste Of The Wild Pacific Stream Puppy food which is a salmon and sweet potato based food? Or should I try something else? If something else, what should I try? One of the Fromm's foods? If so, which one should I try.

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    Default Re: 11 week old puppy...changing food...soft stool

    You could try adding salmon oil to her kibble, it is very good source of Omega Oils, which are great for the skin, and coat.
    You can use other sources of Omega Oils such as cod liver oil or coconut oil. You can also try rinsing her fur with Apple Cider Vinegar and warm water after her bath.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vikinggirl View Post
    You could try adding salmon oil to her kibble, it is very good source of Omega Oils, which are great for the skin, and coat.
    You can use other sources of Omega Oils such as cod liver oil or coconut oil. You can also try rinsing her fur with Apple Cider Vinegar and warm water after her bath.
    Thanks for the suggestion. Do you think the salmon based TOTW puppy food is worth a try?

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    Default Re: 11 week old puppy...changing food...soft stool

    Strange. Late last night it looked like the dandruff stopped. This morning there is no dandruff. I guess I'll just see what happens over the next week or so.

    Is there anything that would cause temporary dandruff?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pcchenard View Post
    Strange. Late last night it looked like the dandruff stopped. This morning there is no dandruff. I guess I'll just see what happens over the next week or so.

    Is there anything that would cause temporary dandruff?

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    Default Re: 11 week old puppy...changing food...soft stool

    [QUOTE=pcchenard;462159]Strange. Late last night it looked like the dandruff stopped. This morning there is no dandruff. I guess I'll just see what happens over the next week or so.

    Is there anything that would cause temporary dandruff?

    It could be from the stress of everything or even puppy hormones. Food takes at least
    ONE MONTH to totally clear old food out. I think you should leave on currant food, it's
    a good food (I use TOTW Bison & Venison with my 6 y/o Cami), changing off chicken a
    good idea too. Try to just let be unless scary symptoms, your puppy is adjusting. Coconut
    Oil is a great food to feed and put on skin & fur. Comes in solid form, put about 1/2 tsp in
    hand to warm & melt, rub into skin, put on nose & pads, it will be initially greasy looking
    but won't later (a little goes a long way) It is anti-viral, anti-microbial & anti-bacterial so
    will protect puppy in lots of ways. Example-taken internally, will kill intestinal parasites.
    Wait until food change is fully transitioned & poop is solid, about 2 months, before giving
    with food. Buy organic, virgin & cold pressed to eat and start with 1/8 tsp once daily for
    3 months than increase to 1/8 tsp twice daily for another 3 months and so on until you
    are up to 1 tsp twice daily (at about 8-10 months old). I'd wait on the salmon oil until at
    least a year old as some bullies are sensitive to it.Just add one new thing at a time in small
    amounts until you can see if tolerated well. Then you will easily know what caused reaction.
    Good luck & GOD bless y'all!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Texas Carol View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by pcchenard View Post
    Strange. Late last night it looked like the dandruff stopped. This morning there is no dandruff. I guess I'll just see what happens over the next week or so.

    Is there anything that would cause temporary dandruff?

    It could be from the stress of everything or even puppy hormones. Food takes at least
    ONE MONTH to totally clear old food out. I think you should leave on currant food, it's
    a good food (I use TOTW Bison & Venison with my 6 y/o Cami), changing off chicken a
    good idea too. Try to just let be unless scary symptoms, your puppy is adjusting. Coconut
    Oil is a great food to feed and put on skin & fur. Comes in solid form, put about 1/2 tsp in
    hand to warm & melt, rub into skin, put on nose & pads, it will be initially greasy looking
    but won't later (a little goes a long way) It is anti-viral, anti-microbial & anti-bacterial so
    will protect puppy in lots of ways. Example-taken internally, will kill intestinal parasites.
    Wait until food change is fully transitioned & poop is solid, about 2 months, before giving
    with food. Buy organic, virgin & cold pressed to eat and start with 1/8 tsp once daily for
    3 months than increase to 1/8 tsp twice daily for another 3 months and so on until you
    are up to 1 tsp twice daily (at about 8-10 months old). I'd wait on the salmon oil until at
    least a year old as some bullies are sensitive to it.Just add one new thing at a time in small
    amounts until you can see if tolerated well. Then you will easily know what caused reaction.
    Good luck & GOD bless y'all!
    Thank you for the suggestions.

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    Default Re: 11 week old puppy...changing food...soft stool

    Grizzly salmon oil, and after about 10 days Aces skin is silky smooth. Then again, I'm transitioning from proplan to Fromms puppy gold, so that's a big help in itself. I would give it more time. Dandruff within 1 day is hard to say if it's the food in my opinion.


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    Default Re: 11 week old puppy...changing food...soft stool

    Just an update. The dandruff quit after just a couple days. Stool is nice and firm and we have now gone through a 5 lb bag of the TOTW food. So far so good. Although now at 14 weeks old and weighing 13 lbs I'm hesitant to increase her food intake beyond 1-1/2 cups per day (the food bag recommends 2-3 cups for her age and weight) because she is still putting on weight and her poops are quite large. Should I try increasing her food to 2 cups per day and see what happens or should I leave it alone as long as she is gaining weight?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pcchenard View Post
    Just an update. The dandruff quit after just a couple days. Stool is nice and firm and we have now gone through a 5 lb bag of the TOTW food. So far so good. Although now at 14 weeks old and weighing 13 lbs I'm hesitant to increase her food intake beyond 1-1/2 cups per day (the food bag recommends 2-3 cups for her age and weight) because she is still putting on weight and her poops are quite large. Should I try increasing her food to 2 cups per day and see what happens or should I leave it alone as long as she is gaining weight?

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    What a great update.... Stay the course as long as weight is being maintained. Feeding guidelines, are just that, a guideline.
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    Default Re: 11 week old puppy...changing food...soft stool

    Ace is 13 weeks and he weighs 14lbs, sounds right


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    Default Re: 11 week old puppy...changing food...soft stool

    Lola is now 19 weeks old and only weighs 18.6 lbs. I think she needs more food even though she is not too skinny, but if I give her any more than 2 cups per day (3 feedings of 2/3 cup) she gets the soft serve Ice cream poop. The Taste Of The Wild puppy food recommends 2-3 cups per day for a 10-20 lb puppy her age. Any suggestions?

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