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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 09-17-2008, 09:54 PM Thread Starter
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I have a 11 week old and we have been batteling loose stools for a while. I will get him on WD and quarter cup of Eagle puppy and quarter cup of dry WD and slowly increase it. I seems that when I get him up to a full cup of Eagle he starts to have loose stoole. He eats 3 time a day. 1 cup of Eagle, Half cup of Dry WD and about one third can of WD. Is this too much food. He has been to the vet for his 8 and 10 weekd shots. Fecial Exaim was good no sign of worms or anything. I guess my main question is has anyone had a problems with Eagle Puppy Food and am I just feeding this little fellow to much?
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Are you giving him that at each meal or a total for the day?

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every meal----1 cup eagle, half cup WD dry and half can WD per meal (3 meals per day)
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Every Meal---1 cup eagle, half cup WD dry and Half can of WD per meal (3 meals a day)
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That seems like a lot to me...that's 4.5 cups of kibble and 1.5 cans of food a day.
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If you were feeding all Canidae the suggested daily is:
Kibble:
Puppies (to 6 mos. old)
2-10 lbs. 1/2-1 1/2 cups
10-25 lbs. 1 1/2 - 2 cups

Canned:
If fed solely, feed one 13 oz can a day for every 20 lbs. of body weight. Puppies may need up to twice the amount for the same body weight

I think you're over feeding, which can cause loose poop


Why the WD??

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Isn't WD Hills "weight loss" food???

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Re: loose stools

I agree with Barb, that sounds like WAY too much food to me for a pup that is only 11 weeks.

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r/d is the weight loss one. w/d from their website promotes a healthy weight????? Low levels of fat and protien, high fiber.


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OK, so to the OP, what is the reasoning behind feeding him the WD in addition to the Eagle?

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Thanks to everyone. I took him off the WD and lowered the other amount. Today the stooles were perfect. I now see I was feeding him way to much. Thanks everyone. I love this site
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