I got my pup 6 weeks ago.. The first day home the stool was normal.. great.. I did a slow change over from breeder costco food to royal canin gsh pup food.. the stool went from firm to loose and sometimes pudding.. I reduced the qty and no real help. I switched over to taste of the wild pup salmon and no help as well.. all changes done over a one week time.. I've added some rice just to see and no real help.. when he dumps. the first dump is loose and the second time right after that it is very loose like pudding.. My vet suggested to change to another food.. I know that taste of the wild is grain free and now they are brand new with pup formula. any ideas? I added a bit of yogurt as well..any ideas as to why and what to do? thanks
I can't suggest anything, really, but can sympathize. Been dealing with this on and off for some time.
Pumpkin is more effective, I think, than yogurt. Plain, canned pumpkin, like the poster above said. It has helped us. I consider it a bandaid as I try to find the best food for him for best poops.
I've heard people say TOTW puppy isn't the best option, as the calcium levels and protein are not the best, as it is a puppy formula and not a large breed puppy formula .... please double check this, as I'm not sure.
In my own experience, only a week to switch over wasn't enough. It took me three weeks to get mine from a crappy Purina puppy chow to Innova LPB. THREE WEEKS. Partly due to me moving too fast and having to do the chicken and rice w/ pumpkin combo and start completely over. Now I'm changing again, as I really feel I've given the food plenty long to "take" and it isn't working. I'm going v-e-r-y sloooowwww after the last fiasco.
I also recently started adding a probiotic to the food. That's only been a week or a little less ago, so can't say if that's helping, but it is something to consider.
Good luck!!!!!!!!! It's frustrating, I know!