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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-23-2010, 09:46 AM Thread Starter
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Switching TOTW formulas

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So, we've had our pup on TOTW High Praire Formula and recently switched to Wetlands Formula. We did not mix in the new formula with the old, we thought since this was the same brand of food, the transition would be easy. Well, it is not - the pup likes the food but has had loose stool for a little over a week now. Should we be concerned or should we give it a little bit more time?
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-23-2010, 02:56 PM
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this is just my opinion. i wouldnt be feeding any of the TOTW formulas to a gsd pup because i feel the Ca levels are too high (at least for my comfort level).

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this is just my opinion. i wouldnt be feeding any of the TOTW formulas to a gsd pup because i feel the Ca levels are too high (at least for my comfort level).
Why would you not want high concentrations of Calcium in a puppies food ? I would think just the opposite ....

BTW - I'm putting DJ on TOTW this week. Gonna ween him off the crap food !


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Could cause issues with bone development. Makes them grow to fast. Pano etc. You want them to grow slow and steady.

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Could cause issues with bone development. Makes them grow to fast. Pano etc. You want them to grow slow and steady.
I was under the impression that Pano was caused by high proteins and that excess Calciums were just simply not assimilated ...


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my boy has had pano flare up twice. both of which he was basically on crap food (science diet, and eukanaba) both large breed puppy formulas

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Josh, did you switch your pup to TOTW finally?
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hi Jacek,

I'm still in the midst of the switch. We've got a good 7 days of introducing TOTW under our belts. His stool is doing very well on it so far. I transistion very slow, because I already know Cody's stomach couldn't handle Blue Buffalo. I was doing about 1/4 TOTW and 3/4 Eukanaba. This morning we started at 1/3 TOTW and 2/3 Euk.

i hope to be done converting in 2 more weeks if all continures to go well. He definitely loves the TOTW thats for sure.

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jacek, i meant to ask..why are you switching off the high praire formula? that is the one i am winging Cody on to...

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We just wanted to change things up for her a bit, since we've finshed the bag we thought it's a the same brand, different taste and what not, it turns out it wasn't a smart move on our end to just switch formulas without proper transition from one to another. I seriously wish I haven't done that.
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