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Thank you...I have been wondering at what age to switch him to adult. Will be checking the Fromm line for single protein bags.

From is a great line of food, but I don’t think they have single protein.... look into Zingnature


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I feed Shirley Zignature catfish but am almost at a point with her being settled in now and once I can figure out this recent vomiting issue before I begin rotating proteins. Everyone's advice was it takes about 3 months for a rescue to get settled in, we are a couple weeks away from that point. I wanted to allow her to fully settle in before making any changes in her diet.
From everything I've read in this thread, it does seem like a food system overload on lil Gilbert, even for an adult, but that's just my thinking on it. To me simple always better on the system.
 
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From is a great line of food, but I don’t think they have single protein.... look into Zingnature


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Good to know about the Fromm! I was also thinking Acana brand, but will now also look into Zingnature. Thanks!:)
 
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I feed Shirley Zignature catfish but am almost at a point with her being settled in now and once I can figure out this recent vomiting issue before I begin rotating proteins. Everyone's advice was it takes about 3 months for a rescue to get settled in, we are a couple weeks away from that point. I wanted to allow her to fully settle in before making any changes in her diet.
From everything I've read in this thread, it does seem like a food system overload on lil Gilbert, even for an adult, but that's just my thinking on it. To me simple always better on the system.

Agreed..too much on his system. I just need to K.I.S.S!:yes:
 

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Feed 1 cup in AM and 1 Cup in PM...adult food. Don't worry about a slow transition away from Puppy kibbles. His gut is already a little wonky and he'll probably continue to have loose stool for a week or so until he gets used to the food change. Zignature typically $10 per big bag less that Orijen and Acana. It's just as good of a food, IMO.
 

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Feed 1 cup in AM and 1 Cup in PM...adult food. Don't worry about a slow transition away from Puppy kibbles. His gut is already a little wonky and he'll probably continue to have loose stool for a week or so until he gets used to the food change. Zignature typically $10 per big bag less that Orijen and Acana. It's just as good of a food, IMO.

Thanks for the info on the different brands aside from Zignature that are comparable in quality. I get the 25 lb bag and it's $57 a bag but will be getting the small bags of different proteins when she's ready. I feed her 1 cup each feeding, bfast and supper but she gained 5lbs in the first week home with me from the rescue and still gaining but not by pounds, just ounces now. She was 51 lbs when I adopted her now she's nearing 57lbs. I thought that was a bit heavy for a female, but she's got her waistline and you can still feel her ribs when running your fingers down her side as you should and they're not visible through her coat.
 

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Thank you...I have been wondering at what age to switch him to adult. Will be checking the Fromm line for single protein bags.

Single protein are Acana n Zignature. Acana has the height protein count. Start with Duck. Either or brand. Ive never used Zignature but still good product. :). If you can go raw even better.
 
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Single protein are Acana n Zignature. Acana has the height protein count. Start with Duck. Either or brand. Ive never used Zignature but still good product. :). If you can go raw even better.

I was kinda leaning on the Acana line in the beginning but went with the Fromm. Will sure check them both out. thanks!
 

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I was kinda leaning on the Acana line in the beginning but went with the Fromm. Will sure check them both out. thanks!

I believe Fromm does have single proteins but I think they use white potatoes in a lot of their formulas. I try to stay away from potatoes...super starchy and can feed yeast.


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I believe Fromm does have single proteins but I think they use white potatoes in a lot of their formulas. I try to stay away from potatoes...super starchy and can feed yeast.


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Did not know that about potatoes. Thank you for the education.
 

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Giving too much food can also cause loose stool.

Yes!!
We were over feeding my Bella when she was real young! She seemed to always be hungry. Ate so fast and wanted more.
But then she would have diarrhea!
It took a few days and a lot of messy clean ups to figure it out.


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I am so late to this thread.. I hope that just going back to the Fromm for a bit has settled his tummy down. I did want to mention, i know most of us use pumpkin to help firm up stools.. it's pretty much a go to i think.
However, my sister just had her dog (Frenchie) allergy tested and one of the high numbered food items she was allergic to was pumpkin! I was really surprised.

All dogs are different and maybe pumpkin is your culprit. only way to rule out is to remove all extras and test out slowly one thing at a time..

I hope as you do this things start to improve
 
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I am so late to this thread.. I hope that just going back to the Fromm for a bit has settled his tummy down. I did want to mention, i know most of us use pumpkin to help firm up stools.. it's pretty much a go to i think.
However, my sister just had her dog (Frenchie) allergy tested and one of the high numbered food items she was allergic to was pumpkin! I was really surprised.

All dogs are different and maybe pumpkin is your culprit. only way to rule out is to remove all extras and test out slowly one thing at a time..

I hope as you do this things start to improve

Good info on the pumpkin! I went ahead and did a bland diet and finally (knock on wood..dont want to jinx anything) poo looks to be getting back to normal and he finally went all night not having to go out!! Yay! Will definitely be starting back to square 1 with food (his normal or whatever other food I decide to go with).
Thanks to everyone for the advice!
 
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Yes!!
We were over feeding my Bella when she was real young! She seemed to always be hungry. Are so fast and wanted more.
But then she would have diarrhea!
It took a few days and a lot of messy clean ups to figure it out.


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Gilbert definitely gives you the "I'm still hungry " look. Especially when doing the bland diet and no treats! Poor baby..lol! Guess just all trial and error and dont fix what works!:)
 

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99% of dogs will eat 24/7 bottomless pits. Like teenagers.
 

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