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post #1 of 66 (permalink) Old 05-12-2010, 01:57 PM Thread Starter
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Blue buffalo and diarrhea

Started him on bb puppy yesterday and wham today bad runny stools! He has never had this problem on Royal Canin.....

How do I get this STOP quickly???? New to this so need help...
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Did you give him ALL BB, or mostly RC and a little bit of RC?

whenever you switch kibble you want to do it slowly over the period of 2 weeks or so. Not in a day. GSDs especially have very sensitive stomachs and can't handle abrupt changes.

So for now go back to the RC and see if that works, if not you will need to start him on just rice and boiled chicken until his tummy settles. Then slowly add the RC back in and then eventually the BB, or you can slowly transition him from the Chicken and rice, to the BB directly.

Stop feeding the BB for now though. Too sudden of a change for his tummy and now he needs a rest.

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For the last week I have increasing amount of BB and last night and this morning went all BB...I feel so horrible I caused this. Should he skip a meal???
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He is still a pup, so i wouldn't skip a meal, but I would feed him the overcooked rice and boiled chicken. Before you went to the final all BB, how much of each food were you feeding?

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I would go rice and chicken and add in the BB directly, skipping the RC. You can also add a little Pepto Bismal or Pumpkin to help his tummy settle.

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I was feeding him 50 50 mix...can't do rice and chicken....he gets very itchy with fresh chicken....going to try going back to RC and a tad of pepto......can't find pumpkin here...
the idea was to ween him off RC and on to BB LBP...and then begin to go to adult food BB BASICS(no fillers) by end of summer....but I see this is going to be a challenge...
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Go back to 50/50 and increase BB slowly over a few weeks he should be fine.
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How long has he had runny poop?

When I made the switch from Purina to Solid Gold I did it slowly and for about 4-5 days he had runny poop and then it all went away. When I switched from Solid Gold to Blue Buffalo Blue Wilderness he had runny poop for 2 days and then it went away

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today is first day it is runny.....
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Gave him some white rice/and RC BB mix.....can someone please tell me how much pepto is ok, I have the chewable tablets....he is 14 weeks tomorrow and 33 pounds...thanks....

We have had 5 bouts of diarrhea since yesterday afternoon....
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