Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Where Bluebirds Fly
I wouldn't be surprised because I've heard Orijen is extremely rich and it seems most dogs (from what I've read) would probably end up with soft stools from it.
If it's too rich for your pup, do what I did and go with Acana (same parent company - Champion, I believe), it's a grain free food, just has a bit less protein and it seems easier for the dogs to digest. GSD's tend to have sensitive stomach's too, relatively speaking, so I'm not surprised with the runny stools at all.
If you want something of similar quality to Orijen but easier on your pups stomach, go with Acana. (this is what was suggested to me by the person at the store as well)
My guy is on Wild Prairie from them and is doing extremely well on it for the past 2.5 months, not completely rock solid stools, but good enough, and more importantly I noticed a big spike in his energy when I started switching him to it, and his coat is fantastic.
If the store carries Orijen, they most likely will have Acana as well and they shouldn't have any issues with you asking to exchange the bags.