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post #1 of 32 (permalink) Old 08-25-2010, 07:18 PM Thread Starter
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So, my 5 3/4 month old GS puppy has been on blue buffalo large breed puppy food for about 2 1/2 months now. His stool is almost always soft or like liquid. Does anyone have an idea as to whats going on? Do I need to switch him off the food??? He has been dewormed for all types of worms, has all his shots, I keep using the same type of treats and dont switch them. I have no idea... He hoves the food and doesnt seem to have any negative reaction. Also, when I switched his food, I did the proper ratios of old food to new food.
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post #2 of 32 (permalink) Old 08-25-2010, 07:27 PM
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I had soft and pudding poops on the Adult Fish/Potato. Some dogs are sensitive to certain things, have you tried adding some pumpkin to the kibble? Also over feeding can cause runny poops? How much are you feeding? High quality kibble = less feeding

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I have heard from numerous people that Blue Buffalo can cause loose stools. It can be too rich for some dogs. I feed it to my adult dogs and they do well on it but you may try switching?

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a Vet check might be in order. maybe
Blue isn't the food for your dog.
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I woujld have the stool checked at your vets...I have my dog on chiken and wild rice blue buffalo and her stool is great!...I wish she was a better eater and would put alittle bit of weight on maybe 5lbs but that is another thread unto itself..lol

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Both of my dogs and my 3 cats are all on Blue Buffalo Blue Wilderness.

Are you feeding the Large Breed Kibble? It might be too rich for your puppy. You may need to switch again if it is not a medical problem.

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I havent tried pumpkin. What does that do? I dont think I'm over feeding him. I'm giving him 2 cups in the morning and 2 cups at night. I guess a vet check and see from there..... Thanks all
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It is possible that you are over feeding. Blue Buffalo is a pretty high calorie food. I had a very underweight foster who could handle 2 cups of BB at each meal and that's it. If I tried to feed him more than that he would have soft stool.

Try cutting back a little each meal and see if that helps.

Pumpkin (pure pumpkin not pie mix) helps with digestion. It can help firm things up or get them moving depending on what's need. Just a little bit per meal is all that is needed.

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I think you should try feeding 3 cups a day. One in the morning, one in the afternoon and one at night.

I feed my 1 1/2 year old 3 cups of BB BW a day.

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I agree, before switching try to feed a little less. My 85 lb 2.5 year old male eats 3 cups a day of a similar calorie dense food. If you don't want to feed 3 meals a day, you can still feed 1.5 cups per meal. If it gets slightly better, you could even go down to 1 cup in the morning, one at night, and add in a half cup sometime during the day, or in a treat dispenser, or add to his dinner for 1.5 cups.

Speaking of treats. Does he get any. They could also help contribute to over feeding and runny stool. If you are doing a lot of training with him, I would cut back on his food a little, or mix in part of his meal in with the training treats.

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