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    I got Fromm's Beef Frittata for Walter, so now we are transitioning from the Puppy Gold. He has horrid tear stains, so I'm sure that grain-free will help and I'm going to give him filtered water only. Walter is 6 mos old now, so my question is this...

    1. Do I have to do a SLOW transition from the puppy to the beef?!!
    2. Do I continue feeding him 3 times a day?!! It's not a problem for me since I stay at home...

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    Default Re: Transitioning Walter to adult food...

    Im not sure about the transition as I dont feed fromms, but im think at this point I went to two times a day feedings. Good luck. Wally is a big boy now!!
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    Default Re: Transitioning Walter to adult food...

    Quote Originally Posted by ddnene View Post
    I got Fromm's Beef Frittata for Walter, so now we are transitioning from the Puppy Gold. He has horrid tear stains, so I'm sure that grain-free will help and I'm going to give him filtered water only. Walter is 6 mos old now, so my question is this...

    1. Do I have to do a SLOW transition from the puppy to the beef?!!
    2. Do I continue feeding him 3 times a day?!! It's not a problem for me since I stay at home...

    Thanks for the help… I can't remember what I did for Winston, I swear I'm losing my mind… Lol
    To be safe we did a transition when we switched. As for the number of feedings from what i have seen here most peeps wait until 10 months to 12 month before they cut out the middle feeding.
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    Default Re: Transitioning Walter to adult food...

    Hey Wally Chance is following this thread as he will soon be transitioning as well thought it would be this weekend but opted to stick with the puppy food. When this bag is done in about a month and a half was thinking about pork and peas from fromm

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    Default Re: Transitioning Walter to adult food...

    Hi Tracey, if you are switching between Fromm's and another flavour of Fromm's they say they are interchangeable without having to do a slow transition, but having said that if Walter is sensitive or has allergies, you might want to do the slow transition over two weeks to avoid any tummy problems or diarrhea. You are switching from the Puppy Gold, which is a chicken based food, to the Fromm's Beef Frittata, so the different protein source may give him an upset tummy, gas or maybe softer stools, until he adjusts to the change. If you want to do the slow change over two weeks, start with 3/4 of the old food micpxed with 1/3 of the new food, then after a few days, mix 1/2 and 1/2, and then 3/4 of the new food mixed with 1/3 of the old food, then all new food. Add the yogurt for the digestion and the probiotics. When we switched our guys to adult food at 7 months old, went from 3 times a day feedings to twice a day. We eliminated the afternoon feeding and went to 1 cup in the morning and 1 cup in the evening. Every dog is different and you will have to gauge it on his appetite, how active he is, and his poops. With Fromm's you don't have to feed him as much, because it is a higher quality food, but you could continue to feed him 3 times a day, and see now he does. Cut back if you see or think he is gaining too much weight.
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    Default Re: Transitioning Walter to adult food...

    Hi Tracey-@ddnene Since Wally is having his "issues" right now, I agree with Monica. I would switch very slowly, and I would start giving him a little less each morning if you want to start twice a day. Mine ask for breakfast-so they still get a little handful, just to please them!! Hope Walter gets better soon!
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    Default Re: Transitioning Walter to adult food...

    Yes do a slow transition!!!! Fromm puppy is NOT in the four star line. Only the four star foods are interchangeable. You can start feeding 2x a day, but certainly don't have to. I would at least wait until he's fully transitioned and accustomed to the new food regardless. So about another month of 3 x a day.

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    Good luck Wally, I hope the tear stains dissappear!

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    Good luck to you both... Hope it all goes well!
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    Default Re: Transitioning Walter to adult food...

    Thanks guys… I'm going to do the slow transition, and with everything going on lately I think I'm gonna give him till 10 months to start the twice a day feeding. Last thing I need is him getting more stressed out… Lol Hopefully this will help w/the tear stains… poor baby is a HOT mess!!!

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