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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-08-2013, 11:16 AM Thread Starter
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Firm stool in the morning and loose in the evening

I am feeding my 5 month old GSD Fromm Large Breed Puppy. She seems to really like the food. She has been on it long enough to go through the large bag so it is not a newly introduced food. Her stools are firm when I take her out in the morning but when I take her out in the evening they can be very loose and sometimes runny. Is this normal? Sometimes they will be very loose, sometimes they will start firm and the end of the movement is loose.

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How many times a day are you feeding, and how much?


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We are feeding her three times a day, about 7:00 AM, Noon and 6:30 on average. We are feeding her 1 3/4 cups per feeding. Usually when I notice the most soft stools she has eaten within a half hour to an hour.

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almost sounds like overeating to me... feeding too much. cut back to twice a day and start cutting back the daily amount.

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That's what it is. Too much food. You might want to reduce it to one cup each meal.


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Interesting. I just double checked the feeding chart and in her Weight 40-50lbs and age 3-4 months it says to feed 5-6 cups a day. She will be 5 months in 5 days and at 5-7 months in the same weight range they suggest only 3 1/2 - 4 cups. Maybe she is ready for the 5 month reduction. I actually thought the amount of food kept going up and was kind of shocked how much she was eating. It is interesting to see that it actually goes down at 5 months.

I really appreciate the feedback!

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my puppy is only 14 weeks on but she had a similar issue from over feeding and she is also on fromm LBP. her AM stools would always be great then the rest of the day would be pudding like. I cut her back a 1/4 cup and everything returned to normal.
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Delgado ate Fromm LBP and the highest he needed was 4.5 cups at around 8 months, that was with 3 hours of exercise at the dog park daily. I would definetely cut back to around 3-4 cups and see how it goes

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Thanks for the feedback I started cutting back last night I hope that fixes the situation!

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Please let us know. Baron has this now and again. I'm going to take 1/4 cup away and test.
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