|11-13-2013 10:48 AM|
I think they normally say 6 months to move a GSD over to adult food, but there are probably people that stay with puppy food for longer, and likewise, people who just use adult food from the beginning.
If the specs are similar to what you are feeding already, that should be fine. I don't think it's so much the ingredients you need to worry about, more so the protein % levels, etc.
|11-12-2013 12:50 PM|
Would the PP SSS be ok for a pup even though it is listed as an adult food. It looks like the calcium level and phos is in line with what I am currently feeding. I don't want him to miss out on any key ingredients though.
Currently using fromms LBP with honest kitchen perfect form and his stools are much, much better than they were on TOTW. YAY!!! We went through a bland diet introduction when I made the switch to fromms. Even though his stools are much better I think there could still be some improvement. I just think my guy has one of those super sensitive stomachs. His stools are now Formed but some are still slightly softer than I think they should be. Honestly I would prefer a higher grade of food but it just may be that my guy needs something different for his gut. I am going to continue on the fromms for a few more weeks but wanted to check out my other options.
|10-20-2013 10:56 AM|
|My5dogs||With puppies their stools are normal first thing in the morning as the day goes on they are drinking a lot of water etc which can cause mushy stools. Too much pumpkin can do the opposite and cause loose stools as well. If there's no worms etc it's probably just a puppy thing.|
|10-19-2013 08:29 PM|
It is just a process of elimination at this point so we shall see. It certainly does not slow him down any. Speaking of vets, and totally off subject, kind of, I am using a different vet than the one I have used over the past 15 yrs or more. For several reasons but so far I really like them. It is the first vet I have been too that stocks natural balance dog food instead of hills science diet.
Thanks for the input. I want to give it a few more days off the pumpkin to see if it makes a difference, he does love the pumpkin though
|10-19-2013 10:24 AM|
|10-18-2013 08:59 PM|
Well great check up today, he did so good! The vet actually told me to stop using the pumpkin as it is a natural laxative and could be causing the issues. So before we switch foods she said give it about 4 days without the pumpkin. Weird though as I have read it is good for constipation as well as runny stools.
Anyway so I did not give pumpkin tonight. Wondering how long it will take to get out of his system, he had runny stools again tonight but mostly just soft earlier in the day.
If this does not help I may have to switch foods up with something a little less rich.
Thanks for all the input and sorry to have tagged onto this thread
|10-17-2013 07:42 PM|
|My5dogs||Could also just be a puppy thing. Is he teething. That will cause soft stools too.|
|10-17-2013 06:25 PM|
His poops do have form to them but they are very soft. At times - once a day the consistency is less than that and not everyday but I would have expected to see much firmer stools by now.
Vet visit tomorrow so we will see if he still has hook worms. She did a three day treatment of 1mm of panacur then follow up by 2mm x 3 days. We finished middle of last week. She called it a slow kill, not sure what that means and forgot to ask. His stools instantly started looking better but still not where they should be. He did have days though wherewithal ought whew we were past it but the last few days have had me wondering. His energy level is off the charts since taking the meds and he seems to feel fantastic....LOL. Me on the other hand am tired trying to keep up with him...LOL
I was going to change foods but figured I would wait out the vet appt tomorrow so I don't try fixing the wrong thing.
Oh and for what it's worth, when I got him, the breeder had him on puppy chow and I switched pretty quickly to TOTW, so that may take some getting use to as well.
|10-17-2013 04:13 PM|
|10-17-2013 04:00 PM|
|My5dogs||Check for Giardia. Parasite hard to detect. My Dane had it. You may need to drop a few stool samples before they see it. Treatment was Tylan powder and vet ID food for 2 weeks. Panacur did/does not work|
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