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    I started 3 weeks ago to feed my Gio Blue Buffalo Puppy Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe, and his stool is very soft and sometimes diarea. I took him to the vet and said to give it sometime, but I have been reading in this forum that chicken is not good for the bulldogs. What would you guys recommend me? Change the food? What food? How to make the transition for the new food if I am to change it? Thank you!

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    Try the Lamb and Oatmeal. That's what I fed Wilson up to 4 months. He did really well on it. You wouldn't need to transition either. I'm getting a new puppy again in a couple of week and I'll be feeding Fromm. I do plan on transition Wilson to Fromm when the new puppy is ready for adult food. Lots of bullies as you read have issues with Chicken. I had Wilson allergy tested and he's on the high side of allergic to Chicken.

    Here's a good link to read too on food ratings. http://www.englishbulldognews.com/fo...g-Food-Ratings

    You can try adding some pumpkin to Gio's diet, that help stiffen the stools. Plus it's really good for them. Good luck and keep us posted!
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    I have done Blue Buffalo and mine were fine on it. I recently changed to Fromm since I understand it is 'better' but it is very expensive. I would continue to give the blue buffalo a try since its only been 3 weeks. You can switch over slowly to a non-chicken recipe from blue buffalo, just mix it slowly over about a week or two. One of my bulldogs, who is 2.5yrs old has rarely ever had a good solid stool, unfortuneatley he has a chronic gastric issue that will be with him for life. One of the downsides to Blue Buffalo i have read is its lower on the protien than what is ideal, so I added meat occasionally. I also add a squirt of Olive Oil to their food every meal and throw in other stuff like a good quality canned food; sometimes pumkin (fibre & antioxidents), yogurt (digesitive aid). Good luck.

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    If you generally like the Blue Buffalo then I would maybe try a different flavor within that range. One that doesn't include chicken. If you are staying within the same range you shouldn't need to transition.

    If you still have problems after a few weeks on a different flavor then you may need to try a different food!

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    I know Jake is very sensitive to chicken. I would follow Jeannie's advice and try one of their other flavors, that doesn't have chicken in it. It's great because you don't have to transition and might be an easy fix. If you do that, give it a month to settle down and we all have problems finding the right food. These guys are all different.

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    Nature's Variety Instinct here. I used to give Blue Buffalo....the ONLY reason why I switched is b/c I think Bruin has a grain allergy and there aren't any grains or potatoes in Nature's Variety Instinct. I would suggest to give him time and like JeannieCO said try the pumpkin (100% pumpkin, not the pie filling) A little while ago Bruin was having issues with pooping and someone gave me an idea to put the pumpkin in an ice cube tray, put it in the freezer and give as a treat. Worked like a charm! I love EBN

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    The growth hormones that are fed to chickens and turkeys can cause the runs. I can't give Pepper any at all as she will have the trots minutes afterward

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    I just saw your other thread with Glo's picture. Has he been tested for parasites? It's very common and important that is known for sure.

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    Maybe you are simply over feeding him...
    Try cutting back a 1/2 cup a day and see if his stool hardens.....

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    Yes he was tested for parasite and came out negative. Today he changed from soft stool to diarea. I think I am going to get the lamb version. For this afternoon dont know if I should give him ground beef and rice to stop it. any advice?

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    Get canned pumpkin..NOT the pie filling, but straight pumpkin in a can. Give a tablespoon in his food. You will see a difference right away, but change his food right away too. You can do the ground beef and rice and add the pumpkin for a few days. Settle his tummy down, then add new food to mixture..like half and half for a day or to. Pumpkin works wonders!

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    @mimapr i agree with @JAKEISGREAT.... do the beef/rice with a little pumpkin then bring in the new food after a couple days when his belly is settled down
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