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

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    Had anyone tried the Great Life grain and potato free Buffalo dog food? It was recommended at one of my local pet stores.

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    Not that I can think of, name does not sound familiar. Get the small bag of Fromm, most places that sell it will let you return if not working for you. Ask the retailer if they honor that.
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    No one in my town stocks the Beef Frittata.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pcchenard View Post
    No one in my town stocks the Beef Frittata. Sent from my XT907 using Tapatalk
    What about Earthborn? A few bullies on here have great results with the Meadowfeast and Great Plains
    @desertskybulldogs. Does Petflow honor the return policy?
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    What about Earthborn? A few bullies on here have great results with the Meadowfeast and Great Plains
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    Thanks for the suggestion. I'll look into them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2BullyMama View Post
    What about Earthborn? A few bullies on here have great results with the Meadowfeast and Great Plains
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    After looking at both of those foods they seem to be very similar to the Taste of the Wild High Prarie Puppy food that she is in now. I'd like to try something with some different ingredients so I'll probably just go ahead and order a small bag of the Fromm's Beef Frittata and try it. But I think now I've waited to long and by the time I receive it I'll need more of the TOTW food to do a proper transition. So I'll probably need to get a small bag of that as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pcchenard View Post
    After looking at both of those foods they seem to be very similar to the Taste of the Wild High Prarie Puppy food that she is in now. I'd like to try something with some different ingredients so I'll probably just go ahead and order a small bag of the Fromm's Beef Frittata and try it. But I think now I've waited to long and by the time I receive it I'll need more of the TOTW food to do a proper transition. So I'll probably need to get a small bag of that as well.

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    OK -- please keep us posted and best of luck. Keeping fingers crossed and sending prayers
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    I ordered a 12 lb bag of the Fromm's Beef Frittata from PetFlow and it will be delivered today. Hopefully it will arrive before I go home to feed her lunch so I can get started on the transition right away. I hope that I'll have enough of the TOTW food to do a full transition but I don't think I will. We shall see.

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

    Ok. Lola just went thorough a 12 lb bag of the Fromm's Beef Frittata food (I need to pick up some more today) . She is only getting 2/3 of a cup three times per day (2 cups per day total) and she still sometimes has soft poop. Last night before bed time she was like a soft serve ice cream machine. That is pretty rare but does happen from time to time. Usually when it is soft it is just a little soft, not like ice cream.

    She had several stool samples done and she does not have any parasites.

    She is 6 months old and only weighs 25 pounds. She is not too thin and she will be a small dog when full grown. But I would have expected her to eat more food than this at this age.

    Is it possible that she just doesn't need that much food and I'm over feeding her? As I said, she is not too thin but she isn't fat either.


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

    Quote Originally Posted by pcchenard View Post
    Ok. Lola just went thorough a 12 lb bag of the Fromm's Beef Frittata food (I need to pick up some more today) . She is only getting 2/3 of a cup three times per day (2 cups per day total) and she still sometimes has soft poop. Last night before bed time she was like a soft serve ice cream machine. That is pretty rare but does happen from time to time. Usually when it is soft it is just a little soft, not like ice cream.

    She had several stool samples done and she does not have any parasites.

    She is 6 months old and only weighs 25 pounds. She is not too thin and she will be a small dog when full grown. But I would have expected her to eat more food than this at this age.

    Is it possible that she just doesn't need that much food and I'm over feeding her? As I said, she is not too thin but she isn't fat either.


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    I think you're feeding her just right. You could try some pumpkin in her meals to help firm up her poo. Could also try a different flavor of Fromms to see how that works out there's no transition time with the 4 star grain free line. Please keep us posted, she's such a little doll.

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

    Try doing one feeding at only a half of a cup and see if it firms up. Or, since you have recently switched she may be having trouble adjusting, the pumpkin will help but doing one day of smaller meals or skipping one meal may solve the problem completely.


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    Well, Lola has developed pink itchy skin. Thinking back now, when she was on the TOTW High Prairie Puppy food her skin was nice and white. I hadn't really noticed the change until she scratched her neck open from all the itching. We took her to the vet and they put her on prednisone. Her skin is now nice and white again while on the prednisone (she will be done with it in a few days). I think I'm going to switch her back to TOTW High Prairie Puppy because the only reason I switched her was because of the occasional soft stool. But she had that on the Fromm's food also and the pumpkin took care of that.

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