URGENT!!! HELP with food selection food to transition (new four legged mommy)

Hanks Mom

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Hello to all.

We just got a EBD. His name is Hank. He is 10 weeks old. The breeder was feeding him Victor and his stool was really soft, really dark and smelled really bad. After tons of google searches we decided narrowed it down to Royal Canin and Canidae. Took a trip to Petco to make a final decision and please tell me why we ended up walking out with Orijen Puppy Food. I have been transitioning Hank for the last 2 days. I have found myself mashing the kibbles so it is easier for him to eat. Which has been a bit or a transition for him but we were getting there. I was happy his stool was not as dark, it was firmer and it wasn't as smelly..YEY!! Today it seems to have become soft again and it has been a struggle getting him to eat it now. This made me concerned so my gut tells me we need to go back to our original choices. So we found ourselves researching again. Upon further research it seems Royal Canin has many mixed reviews so we are leaning more to Canidae. ANY HELP WOULD BE GLADLY APPRECIATED. WE NEED TO GET HANK EATING AGAIN ASAP.

MUCH LOVE TO ALL AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP!!!!
 

cefe13

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Orijen is good, as is Acana. Have you tried to soak the kibble? Pour hot water (boiled, not hot from tap!) over the kibble and then wait until it has cooled down (do not feed hot food!).

It often takes a week to transition from one food to another.
 

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Hello to all.

We just got a EBD. His name is Hank. He is 10 weeks old. The breeder was feeding him Victor and his stool was really soft, really dark and smelled really bad. After tons of google searches we decided narrowed it down to Royal Canin and Canidae. Took a trip to Petco to make a final decision and please tell me why we ended up walking out with Orijen Puppy Food. I have been transitioning Hank for the last 2 days. I have found myself mashing the kibbles so it is easier for him to eat. Which has been a bit or a transition for him but we were getting there. I was happy his stool was not as dark, it was firmer and it wasn't as smelly..YEY!! Today it seems to have become soft again and it has been a struggle getting him to eat it now. This made me concerned so my gut tells me we need to go back to our original choices. So we found ourselves researching again. Upon further research it seems Royal Canin has many mixed reviews so we are leaning more to Canidae. ANY HELP WOULD BE GLADLY APPRECIATED. WE NEED TO GET HANK EATING AGAIN ASAP.

MUCH LOVE TO ALL AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP!!!!


Stay away from the Royal Canin, Canidae, Science Hill as full of grains. Stick to orijen as mentioned but for puppies. No crushing kibbles needed. When you do a transition it’s normal for loose stools. Add some organic pumpkin purée like a tablespoon with meals n it should stop the loose stools. You can also do a search at the top corner of this forum. Tons of great info :yes: or do as you just did…ask away.
 
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Hanks Mom

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Stay away from the Royal Canin, Canidae, Science Hill as full of grains. Stick to orijen as mentioned but for puppies. No crushing kibbles needed. When you do a transition it’s normal for loose stools. Add some organic pumpkin purée like a tablespoon with meals n it should stop the loose stools. You can also do a search at the top corner of this forum. Tons of great info :yes: or do as you just did…ask away.

Thank you...I have been doing so much reading on this EBD page so overwhelming lol. By any chance have you ever used Formms? If so any thoughts on Formms vs Orijen?

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Orijen is good, as is Acana. Have you tried to soak the kibble? Pour hot water (boiled, not hot from tap!) over the kibble and then wait until it has cooled down (do not feed hot food!).

It often takes a week to transition from one food to another.

Thank you. By any chance have you ever used Formms? If so any thoughts on Formms vs Orijen?
 

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Both are great kibbles…. Orijen has the option of novel and single proteins. I used to feed Fromm Pork and Peas which my guys did great on but I opted to switch to raw


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helsonwheels

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Definitely both are great. As puppies I only used Orijen as it’s higher quality especially in protein n vitamins for puppies.

Acana, Fromm n Zignature are great. If you use Orijen n around 6months old you go to Acana single protein bags, there’s no need for transit as it’s the same company. That being said, if you can go raw, go for it. Even better than any kibble. You will avoid so many EB health issues down the road. Or at least do half half…or, top kibble with raw organs :yes: just a thought.

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cefe13

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Thank you. By any chance have you ever used Formms? If so any thoughts on Formms vs Orijen?

No, Fromm isn't available here. Our Castor did better on Acana than on Orijen - it seemed like Orijen was a bit too "rich" for his tummy. But all dogs are different so what suits one tummy might not work for another one!
 

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Stay away from the Royal Canin, Canidae, Science Hill as full of grains. Stick to orijen as mentioned but for puppies. No crushing kibbles needed. When you do a transition it’s normal for loose stools. Add some organic pumpkin purée like a tablespoon with meals n it should stop the loose stools. You can also do a search at the top corner of this forum. Tons of great info :yes: or do as you just did…ask away.
My bully is 9yrs old he having some tummy troubles. But put him on pedigree dry mixer with meaty chunks in gravy.he was loving it but they have had a recall on the drymixer.we in uk .so only have few days left on this food now.so please advise what food would help my winstypops.his poop is tidy aswell now. Dreading to have to change him again.i have thort of raw. But dont know uf he will take to it now at his age.please advise ASAP for best dry for us at the u.k many thanks in advance.
 

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My bully is 9yrs old he having some tummy troubles. But put him on pedigree dry mixer with meaty chunks in gravy.he was loving it but they have had a recall on the drymixer.we in uk .so only have few days left on this food now.so please advise what food would help my winstypops.his poop is tidy aswell now. Dreading to have to change him again.i have thort of raw. But dont know uf he will take to it now at his age.please advise ASAP for best dry for us at the u.k many thanks in advance.
Try James Well Beloved of if you can get Acana.
 

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If his stool still soft, add spoonful of canned pumpkin to his kibble.
 

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Hello to all.

We just got a EBD. His name is Hank. He is 10 weeks old. The breeder was feeding him Victor and his stool was really soft, really dark and smelled really bad. After tons of google searches we decided narrowed it down to Royal Canin and Canidae. Took a trip to Petco to make a final decision and please tell me why we ended up walking out with Orijen Puppy Food. I have been transitioning Hank for the last 2 days. I have found myself mashing the kibbles so it is easier for him to eat. Which has been a bit or a transition for him but we were getting there. I was happy his stool was not as dark, it was firmer and it wasn't as smelly..YEY!! Today it seems to have become soft again and it has been a struggle getting him to eat it now. This made me concerned so my gut tells me we need to go back to our original choices. So we found ourselves researching again. Upon further research it seems Royal Canin has many mixed reviews so we are leaning more to Canidae. ANY HELP WOULD BE GLADLY APPRECIATED. WE NEED TO GET HANK EATING AGAIN ASAP.

MUCH LOVE TO ALL AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP!!!!
Too much food can cause soft stools and unwillingness to eat when presented. Try backing off on the qty a bit. Bulldogs don’t always need as much food as other more active breeds…(lb for lb).
 

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