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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-12-2010, 07:27 AM Thread Starter
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Need help with puppy feeding please

My daughter bought a silver lab @ 8 weeks old being fed Iams puppy food she also was given the remaining meds for worms. I had her switching slowly over to Blue Buffalo LB formula. During this time Lucy started with the squirts only to find out she had a parasite. After putting her on chicken & rice only for about 1 week I thought we should just start her on BB but feeding her 4 times a day and less than 1/2 cup each time. Lucy is 10 weeks old and weighs 10 lbs tops. She did fine for 3-4 days but now has the runs again and I am not sure what direction to take this.
Perhaps the BB is to rich or shes allergic to something, or maybe I shouldn't have had her start entirely on BB.
I chose BB for the price value of a quality food but what should I do for poor Lucy at this point.
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Maybe it's too much food? Is two cups a day a lot of BB for 10weeks? I would go slower. Over cooked rice and chicken and slowly add the bb in to the mixture. Give her a chance to adjust to it. Also adding a little bit of canned PURE pumpkin can help firm up her stools.

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I agree with what Renee said- we've been going through parasites and elevated bacteria levels- and fed the same meal that she's described, slowly adding dry over a week. You might give the puppy some Gatorade to keep her from becoming dehydrated.
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I would have another fecal run to be sure the pup is free of parasites, many times you need to treat every two weeks, 3 treatments til they all clear.

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if free of parasites it could be the richness. there are some dogs that can't handle BB
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