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    I fed my babies avoderm because I read the nutrition article and felt guilty! r/d is a 1star food! . I didn't have any r/d left so I fed them avoderm straight. my bullie got the weight management and my frenchton got puppy. biscuit, the bullie, had some diarrhea after an hour. peanut, the frenchton, is bright pink and has watery eyes!!! I feel so guilty!! I am not sure what to feed them in the morning. any help would be appreciated!!!! I feel so terrible!!!!!

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    Oh dear!!! Poor babies!!

    You should always switch over a minimum of one week. Otherwise it causes severe gastro intestinal upset.

    Here is what you can do:

    Do not feed them in the morning. Feed them the bland diet starting tomorrow night, for a couple of days to settle their tummy. Once their poop firms up, slowly introduce the kibble with the rice over a few days.

    When changing from 1 star to a 4 star there is a major difference in ingredients. Please keep us posted!

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    thank you!!!!!!

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    Default Re: could new food cause allergies within hours??

    Oh my, sorry it didn't go so well. Yes, it's possible that they're reacting to the food. Since you don't have any of the old food left, it's probably a good idea to feed them the bland diet for a day or two. This will settle their stomach down and firm up their poop.

    A change in food should be a very gradual change, especially if you're going from a 1-star to a 5- or 6-star. When I changed my bully's food, the transition took about a week. Added a 1/4 of new to the old every couple of days. So it's also likely that your fur-babies reacted like how you described because it shocked their system. I'm not too sure if it's advisable to add avoderm to the bland diet so that you don't need to buy a bag of the old food, but someone here will let you know.

    Hopefully you'll get things settled soon. Hugs to you and your babies.

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    Default Re: could new food cause allergies within hours??

    lol. Desertsky posted while I was typing. I guess it's ok to add avoderm to the bland diet. G'luck!

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    Hmmm..and then there are paranoids like me who has been transitioning Jake for 2 full weeks now..and up to 2/3 new and 1/3 old.....

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    Thanks everyone for the advice!!! Going to bland!!! Did I mention the gas????????????????? Wow - it's a whole new level of stink! Will keep everyone posted!

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    Default Re: could new food cause allergies within hours??

    you could also just buy a small bag of the old food to transition after the bland diet is over. most companies have small bags of food. just a thought

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