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post #1 of 69 (permalink) Old 07-12-2010, 03:43 PM Thread Starter
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Blue Buffalo Just isn't working...now what?

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So I've tried 2 different times now to get Cody to adjust to Blue Buffalo LBP. I've been very, very slowly introducing it to his Eukanaba. I could practically count the pieces of BB I add (exaggeration) but really I've been trying to transition very slow.

Still liquid pooh. it's been about 3 weeks now. I quit LOL. It's gotta be awful for him, and equally awful for me and my girlfriend.

SO....what other options do I have? what is it in the BB that ruins his stool? If BB does that, can I assume all other premium food will too? he may end up an Eukanaba doggie...

thanks again for all your expert advise

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I put my puppy on the Solid Gold Wolf Cub food. But think I'm going to switch her to BB Wilderness when she's about a year old.


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My pup does very well on Wellness Large Breed Puppy. I also mix in 2tbs of plain yogurt with his dinner portion and it helped with his digestion too.

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Get a trial size bag of Orijen and see how that works out.
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thanks for all the suggestions!

maybe i can try to add the yogurt and give BB another shot..i still have some, i just don't want to keep giving my poor pup the runs

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I was going to use the BB for large puppies...but the guy at the dog store said that some people had returned a bag complaining it made their puppy sick or she got the runs from it or something to that extent. I don't remember exactly; but basically that something was going on with the puppy food. Not sure if it's the same issue up there, we were buying a bag in Florida.


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I have had great experiences with Acana, their chicken based grainfree is even appropriate for a large breed puppy, and I've had nothing but good poops Also I'm only feeding my 85 lb adult 3 cups a day and he doing great. So if you do switch over, you might not want to do equal amounts. PLus it is cheaper than Orijen, and for some reason Koda like the Acana better.

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hi Vchurch,

I'm not sure what it is. could just be that my pup was a overly sensative stomach. i tried to get him on it about 3 months ago... no luck. then i moved to eukanaba and thought it was premium food until recently. now im trying to wing him back onto it and the last 3 weeks have provided some pretty bad stool..

good luck! hope you pup does better with it that mine

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thanks GSD sunshine...i'll give that food a shot too. i have heard it mentioned many times in a very positive light

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I put my puppy on the Solid Gold Wolf Cub food. But think I'm going to switch her to BB Wilderness when she's about a year old.
Sinister was on SG Wolf Cub from 11 weeks old until he turned a year old and we had great results on it.

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