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05-28-2014 07:09 PM
Bonzay Yes, I give her Trifexis every month.

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05-28-2014 06:34 PM
Jack's Dad Sounds to me like your pup could have worms. Soft poop and hungry. Has she been wormed,
05-28-2014 04:51 PM
wolfy dog
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Yeah that's true but she never ate too much of her old food. I think she's hungry because she's restless in the house and eating dirt in the backyard. At least training is better... she really wants those treats :-)

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That is most likely boredom. You know people eat when they are bored, so do dogs.
05-28-2014 02:49 PM
Bonzay Yeah that's true but she never ate too much of her old food. I think she's hungry because she's restless in the house and eating dirt in the backyard. At least training is better... she really wants those treats :-)

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05-28-2014 01:53 PM
wolfy dog Feeling hungry doesn't have to mean that you don't feed her enough. Some dogs can eat until they are fat as a barrel. I look at them before I feed them and increase or decrease their food depending on their looks. Puppies need to be kinda skinny.
05-28-2014 11:40 AM
Bonzay Well, after I reduced her portions her poop was more solid, but now I'm down to 2.5 cups of Kinesis and 2oz of Red Barn, and she still has soft poop. She seems hungry though! I added pumpkin to her meal this morning and I hope this will help! Any ideas?
05-24-2014 08:00 PM
Bonzay
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If I'm using a lot of training treats I'll cut back on my puppy's meals a bit. Or, I'll use their kibble as training treats or mix kibble with other stuff for use as treats. Also, the treats should be very tiny, the size of a small pea or less. I had to look up those treats, and it looks like they could be broken down into smaller pieces. But the ingredients aren't that great either:

The Red Barn rolls would probably be better, and you can cut the pieces any size you like.
Yes, I break the treats in little pieces since they're big enough to do so. It took me a little while to get familiar with food and treats and I agree with you, the ingredients really aren't that great. I got the food roll in the mail yesterday and she absolutely loves it! I bet she'll learn to speak English with those treats, LOL.

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05-24-2014 07:54 PM
Bonzay Many thanks to you both for your input! I thought I gave her too much, but if I don't she eats dirt in the backyard. I assumed she must be really hungry...

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...consider using a large portion of her kibble along with something higher value like the dingo treats.
I do that, too, and it works pretty well.



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05-24-2014 07:13 PM
Cassidy's Mom If I'm using a lot of training treats I'll cut back on my puppy's meals a bit. Or, I'll use their kibble as training treats or mix kibble with other stuff for use as treats. Also, the treats should be very tiny, the size of a small pea or less. I had to look up those treats, and it looks like they could be broken down into smaller pieces. But the ingredients aren't that great either:

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Ingredients: Beef, Chicken, Soy Grits, Beef Liver, Sugar, Propylene Glycol, Dextrose, Salt, Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein, Natural Smoke Flavor, Potassium Sorbate (a preservative), Oil of Garlic, Natural Flavorings, Sodium Nitrite (a preservative).
The Red Barn rolls would probably be better, and you can cut the pieces any size you like.
05-24-2014 07:08 PM
Pax8 Definitely seems like way too much food. If she's on a kibble, consider using a large portion of her kibble along with something higher value like the dingo treats. It mixes up the treats and gives you more to reward with without actually increasing the amount of food she gets. If she doesn't work, she doesn't eat. They always come around.
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