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Stool question Please

Just got my pup on On ORIJEN L.B puppy 100%. here's the prob.
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Switched my pup to ORIJEN Large breed. Only problem, his stool is soft after dinner?
I'm feeding him 1-cup 3 times a day. Stool is fine first thing in the morning , breakfast and lunch. After dinner is the only time it is really loose.Maybe just some more time for him to get use to the new food? He's been on it @ 100% since a few days now.
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How long was the transition from the old food? How old is the pup?

Maybe feed a little more early on and less in the evenings and see if that makes a change. 3 cups doesn't seem to be too much for him to handle, but you never know.
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if some stools are fine, then later in the day soft or if any given stool starts out firm and ends in pudding, that can often be from overfeeding....even cutting back by just 1/4 for the whole day might be enough. however, if he is too skinny and ribs are showing i wouldnt recommend cutting back. also, too many "goodies" between meals may be causing more food intake than necessary.

as with most of us, the amount that need to be fed may get tweeked several times over the first year of growing, depending on body condition.

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if some stools are fine, then later in the day soft or if any given stool starts out firm and ends in pudding, that can often be from overfeeding....even cutting back by just 1/4 for the whole day might be enough. however, if he is too skinny and ribs are showing i wouldnt recommend cutting back. also, too many "goodies" between meals may be causing more food intake than necessary.

as with most of us, the amount that need to be fed may get tweeked several times over the first year of growing, depending on body condition.
Thanks for the 411. My 6 month old pup is having the same exact problem. Firm stools in the morning and mid-day, then pudding by the late afternoon. He's been checked for worms etc, all negative.

He is a bit on the lean side so my vet suggested that I increase his kibble portion by a cup or two. I did that and it made the problem worse, he had a massive bowl movement; all pudding. It was like he just pooped out his food without digesting it. So I cut it back a little. He is getting a little over 4 cups of kibble total over 2 meals a day. I want him to gain a tad more weight (can see his ribs a little), but at the same time I don't want to exacerbate his soft stool problem.

To make matters worse, just yesterday he got placed on antibiotics for a minor skin infection so that will not help the poop problem. I guess I will just have to wait out his antibiotics treatment, then continue to monitor. What to do...what to do...

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if some stools are fine, then later in the day soft or if any given stool starts out firm and ends in pudding, that can often be from overfeeding....even cutting back by just 1/4 for the whole day might be enough. however, if he is too skinny and ribs are showing i wouldnt recommend cutting back. also, too many "goodies" between meals may be causing more food intake than necessary.

as with most of us, the amount that need to be fed may get tweeked several times over the first year of growing, depending on body condition.
Thx for the advice. I will try cutting back a tad and see how that works.
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Thanks for the 411. My 6 month old pup is having the same exact problem. Firm stools in the morning and mid-day, then pudding by the late afternoon. He's been checked for worms etc, all negative.

He is a bit on the lean side so my vet suggested that I increase his kibble portion by a cup or two. I did that and it made the problem worse, he had a massive bowl movement; all pudding. It was like he just pooped out his food without digesting it. So I cut it back a little. He is getting a little over 4 cups of kibble total over 2 meals a day. I want him to gain a tad more weight (can see his ribs a little), but at the same time I don't want to exacerbate his soft stool problem.

To make matters worse, just yesterday he got placed on antibiotics for a minor skin infection so that will not help the poop problem. I guess I will just have to wait out his antibiotics treatment, then continue to monitor. What to do...what to do...
What type of food do you have him on? Maybe it does not agree with him? Also food for thought, maybe a grain free food would b best since you mentioned a skin problem.
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also try dividing up meals through the day when you can, makes it a little easier for them to digest. I go through this each time I increased Jake's food, last time I increased a cup but it took 2 weeks of slowly adding that cup into each of his meals divided.

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