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    Default Similar bland food to Hills W/D?

    The prescription diet (wet) is a low fat, glucose management, gastrointestinal bland diet. We've been adding 1/4 cup to all meals to help his stool. We originally got it from the vet & now that we're running low my main question is: are there foods similar to the w/d which won't break the bank?
    I just want my baby to keep feeling good. Thanks.

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    Default Re: Similar bland food to Hills W/D?

    Hiya!!!

    Is there a reason for him being on this food? Because if he's not diabetic or has a medical reason, I would not touch this food.

    Here is the primary ingredients:

    Dry: Whole Grain Corn, Powdered Cellulose, Chicken By-product Meal, CornGluten Meal, Chicken Liver Flavor, Soybean Mill Run, Soybean Oil, Dried Beet Pulp, Lactic Acid, Soybean Meal, Caramel Color, Potassium Chloride, Calcium Sulfate, Flaxseed, L-lysine, Vitamin E Supplement, Choline Chloride, Calcium Carbonate, L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (source Of Vitamin C), Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin A Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Taurine, Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite, Iodized Salt, L-tryptophan, L-carnitine, L-threonine, Preserved With Mixed Tocopherols And Citric Acid, Phosphoric Acid, Beta Carotene And Rosemary Extract

    Canned: Ingredients: Water, Pork Liver, Pork By-products, Chicken, Powdered Cellulose, Corn Starch, Oat Fiber, Guar Gum, Calcium Carbonate, Calcium Sulfate, Locust Bean Gum, Choline Chloride, Chicken Liver Flavor, Potassium Chloride, Carrageenan, Taurine, Vitamin E Supplement, Sodium Tripolyphosphate, DL-methionine, L-carnitine, Thiamine Mononitrate, Ascorbic Acid (source Of Vitamin C), Zinc Oxide, Ferrous Sulfate, Beta Carotene, Niacin, Manganous Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Riboflavin, Biotin, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Calcium Iodate, Folic Acid And Sodium Selenite



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    Default Re: Similar bland food to Hills W/D?

    Yea, there's a reason. When we first got him (little over a month ago), he came with loose stool. I used the same food & schedule as the breeder. Both Vets (wanted multiple opinions) put him on the wet. TD me to add it to his regular dry. 1 of the vets said he could stop it but recommended using a little scoop until his stool is no longer soft. His stool is so soft sometimes it's difficult to pick up. Other times, it's super easy & all in the same day. It's sooo strange. Since both vets said to keep him on the w/d. We just don't know what to do. :-/

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    Default Re: Similar bland food to Hills W/D?

    My thought is to gradually switch him to a grain free GOOD food. See if that helps his stools-it should -but do it gradually and take at least two weeks to switch him. If he is not on prescription food for an illness-vets who sell dog food make money on it, so some will push it.
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    I knew it! (referring to the link you provided. ) It seems as though it's like vets giving out science diet. I'm so upset I've been giving our baby this crap food!! Thank you so very much for your help & info! :-D

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    @Manydogs the vets put him on 2 prescription foods, I/D dry & the W/D wet... Both from Hills. Thanks for your help!

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    Is he getting a measured (precisely) amount of food each feeding? How many times a day is he fed? @binxrexchubbs

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    @bullmama yes, precise amounts everyday. Same time of day is about 99%. 3x/day. Every 5 hours starting at 7am.

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    Quote Originally Posted by binxrexchubbs View Post
    @bullmama yes, precise amounts everyday. Same time of day is about 99%. 3x/day. Every 5 hours starting at 7am.
    Okay great! Sounds like it's likely an unbalanced digestion issue then if sometimes they are hard and other times soft.

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    @bullmama okay, you have made me feel much better. Thank you!!! :-D

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    Default Re: Similar bland food to Hills W/D?

    Lisa and Lynn have you covered.... find a good grain free food and start a very slow switch over and see how he progresses on that
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    Default Re: Similar bland food to Hills W/D?

    Grain free helped firm up my bully's stool. It was by accident that I discovered that she had a sensitivity to grain. Maybe that's all that is happening with your baby. Maybe try adding probiotics too. I use raw goats milk and my girls love it.
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