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    Hey all!

    So last time I was about an active, Taco had hurt his paw a little bit, and I wanted to take the time to make the switch in his dog food. Well, I never did, until I pulled the trigger on some Fromms Pork and Peas. I got a 30lb bag, and slowly transitioned over a week with the end bag of his Natures Recipe Easy Digest Salmon and Sweet Potato. His stools were fine, but he was shedding like CRAZY and developing some itchy spots on his paws.

    I finished up the last of his old food this evening, and I'm monitoring how he does. It was about 7 days of transfer, I started with the 75% and 25% mix, and slowly worked from there. Tomorrow will be his first day on all fromms P&P.

    My question is (yes, there is one) his stools are now a little loose, like soft serve with some occasional logs in there, and they have changed from darker brown to a much lighter color (like a light brown.) His stomach was obviously upset the 2nd day, but he's his regular self. I know that the food switch can take a while to see effects, so I want to ride out the bag, and probably order another one before it's out. We are still getting the occasional gas, but we got that with the old food...

    I'm fairly sure the answer is keep on keeping on, but just wanted to hear some opinions!

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    Try to decrease his food by just a little and see if the poops firm up some. With FROMM, you may not need to feed as much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Davidh View Post
    Try to decrease his food by just a little and see if the poops firm up some. With FROMM, you may not need to feed as much.
    That's what I figured. We are feeding the recommended amount based on the bag for his size. He actually has been limiting himself, he didn't finish breakfast, which is odd. Moderation is not his strong suit, so I always think maybe something is wrong.

    That being said, we had a pretty decent stool this morning, I hope it keeps getting better.

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    I hope so too, good to see you again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davidh View Post
    Try to decrease his food by just a little and see if the poops firm up some. With FROMM, you may not need to feed as much.
    ^^^^ agreed!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Davidh View Post
    Try to decrease his food by just a little and see if the poops firm up some. With FROMM, you may not need to feed as much.
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    I hope so too, good to see you again.
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    ^^^^ agreed!
    Hey all, and thanks! I decreased and it worked. He gets 2 cups a day now, and if you feed him any more, he doesn't touch it. When we first got him, he was wasting away, it's crazy to see how far we have gotten him





    He's had great BMs for the past few days, and not as much gunk on his face in the mornings. Gas has decreased, and he is still shedding a lot, but I can see his coat getting shiny(ier)


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    Quote Originally Posted by YHSublime View Post
    Hey all, and thanks! I decreased and it worked. He gets 2 cups a day now, and if you feed him any more, he doesn't touch it. When we first got him, he was wasting away, it's crazy to see how far we have gotten him





    He's had great BMs for the past few days, and not as much gunk on his face in the mornings. Gas has decreased, and he is still shedding a lot, but I can see his coat getting shiny(ier)


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    What a difference..... great news and great job!
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    What a great looking bully Taco has grown into!! Dang!

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    Awesome, I'm glad that did the trick, and he looks great!!! The major shedding should stop soon, as they blow their coats this time of the year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2BullyMama View Post
    What a difference..... great news and great job!
    Quote Originally Posted by dolphin View Post
    What a great looking bully Taco has grown into!! Dang!
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    Awesome, I'm glad that did the trick, and he looks great!!! The major shedding should stop soon, as they blow their coats this time of the year.
    Thanks all!

    Every time I see the old photos of him, it makes me want to feed him! He is doing this thing at night since the new food, he breaths really fast and heavy, but he always seems fine. Maybe it's always been like that and we haven't noticed?


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    [QUOTE=YHSublime;593111]Thanks all!

    Every time I see the old photos of him, it makes me want to feed him! He is doing this thing at night since the new food, he breaths really fast and heavy, but he always seems fine. Maybe it's always been like that and we haven't noticed?


    Is he hot? We ended up having to buy a fan & place it literally 4 ft from where Tyson sleeps bc he would wake up breathing heavily, and after the fan he slept like a baby through the night. Actually cant sleep without now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YHSublime View Post
    Thanks all!

    Every time I see the old photos of him, it makes me want to feed him! He is doing this thing at night since the new food, he breaths really fast and heavy, but he always seems fine. Maybe it's always been like that and we haven't noticed?


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    any drool or drinking of water during that time?
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