Need advice on soft stools and new puppy.

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You can also throw in a handful of frozen green beans to help as a "filler" if he is acting like he's starving from the cut down of food. If issues persist, you can try switching brands or protein and if issues still persist, you have a fecal test done to rule out any parasites.
 
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You should expect quick results that don't need time to taper. It might be worth seeing what happens when reducing further...



I'm curious if you could post a photograph from above. Ideally the shape should be pear, not V. Larger up front but sort of hourglass in general as the loins pull inward before you get to the hips. overweight will lose the loin shape, so you'll end up with a V or Sausage depending on the rib spring.

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I can take a picture in a bit as I have none that are from above in my phone. Maybe “v” wasn’t the best term to describe it, he’s shaped more like the diagram you posted.
 
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You should expect quick results that don't need time to taper. It might be worth seeing what happens when reducing further...



I'm curious if you could post a photograph from above. Ideally the shape should be pear, not V. Larger up front but sort of hourglass in general as the loins pull inward before you get to the hips. overweight will lose the loin shape, so you'll end up with a V or Sausage depending on the rib spring.

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Okay so he won’t sit still but in real life he’s a bit bigger on top and more tapered at the waste than in the photo but this is close to reality.
 

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Okay so he won’t sit still but in real life he’s a bit bigger on top and more tapered at the waste than in the photo but this is close to reality.

He doesn’t appear overweight, to me, from the top.

Puppies grow fast. 🤣 overshooting feed and getting soft stools is pretty common. Many people use the stool consistency along with visual physique to adjust feeding.

With that being said, 3 cups is too much by this age. 2 is good. I would follow the rest of the advice on this thread
 
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He doesn’t appear overweight, to me, from the top.

Puppies grow fast. 🤣 overshooting feed and getting soft stools is pretty common. Many people use the stool consistency along with visual physique to adjust feeding.

With that being said, 3 cups is too much by this age. 2 is good. I would follow the rest of the advice on this thread
Awesome, thank you for your help.
 
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We see this most often when owners switch from sorry food(ya hear that, Purina!) to quality food. Typically, with higher quality, more nutritious foods, less food is required. Most Bulldogs older than 6 months require about 1 cup of decent kibble twice per day. Figure a little less for a smaller or less active specimen and a little more for bigger framed and/or more active dog.
I hope your pup is all sorted now
From day one we’ve been on the hunt for a good quality kibble. It’s been a bit frustrating as he didn’t respond well to most of them (they were all too rich). This was the only food that we felt was decent quality and really made a difference with allergies/shedding. My Vet told us that it wasn’t possible to overfeed a puppy 🤪 but we didn’t quite believe him so we decided to feed on the more cautious side. I had a feeling he was due for a smaller portion. He’s got so much energy it’s crazy, all he wants to do is play play play all day.
 
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So quick update. It appears that the health extension lamb and brown rice recipe I’ve been using has two different formulas. The old bags I was using is the “new” formula and the last one was the “old” one. They are two completely different formulas which would explain the sudden change in him. I have since contacted the company and gave more than an ear full and they sent me a replacement bag. He’s been on it for a week now and we’re seeing some improvements with shedding, tearing, and less smelly stools….. his stools are still on the softer side though.

I am completely turned off by this experience, do you guys have any suggestions on a preferred kibble brand?
 

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