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So....after 2 foods that didn't work for Blitz's belly (Wellness and Orijin) and one that worked really well (she loved it and her stools firmed up)(GO natural) but unfortunly had to much calicum for a growing large breed puppy I decided to go raw! Now I hope I don't get grief for this part but I was afraid I would not do it right and keep her balanced well (One of the main reason I tried 3 kibbles first) so I am going with the frozen raw patties by BRAVO!

In the end I just figured I wanted to do what would work the best for Blitz and keep her healthy.
 

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i'm a kibble for life owner but whatever works for you and Blitz is great so props!!!
 

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i'm a kibble for life owner but whatever works for you and Blitz is great so props!!!
I have always been too but Blitz has a very senstive tummy and I was at a total loss for something that would work for her...never know maybe this won't either...just hoping I find something that will keep her healthy and with a settled belly!
 

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i have all mine on 4Health right now and our male has a sensitive tummy and so far he's been doing fabulous on it!! I also mix in some Taste of the Wild so he's getting the 4 star food plus a little bit of 6 star. I can afford to feed taste of the wild solely so i just buy the little 5 lb bags and the bigger bags when i can and they're good. bout a 1/4 -1/2 cup of the taste of the wild with the 4health which for him is about 3-4 cups. he hasnt been sick once and his poops have been solid for the first time consistently in his 6 years.
 

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I hear you! My girl had skin issues like crazy and I tried several different foods - the one I ended up with wasn't as "good" as I was hoping, but she is doing awesome on it, so I'm sticking with it. I never tried raw, but that was going to be my next step.

Hope it works for you!
 

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How long did you stay on the wellness and orijen before giving up?

How long did you take to transition from one to the other?

What was blitz eating when you got him from the breeder?
 

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I've had my dog on raw before and loved it. Way to go! The only reason we switched back to kibble was because of a move and not having the time to prepare it. We'll go back eventually, I'm sure!

Honestly though; doing it yourself is a lot cheaper and isn't that hard to understand. I'd recommend reading up on balancing the diet and see if it's something you could do.
 

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How long did you stay on the wellness and orijen before giving up?

How long did you take to transition from one to the other?

What was blitz eating when you got him from the breeder?
She was on wellness from the breeder and she had told me she was going to switch her because it never agreed with her, I switched to the orijin over a 4 week period so very slowly and kept her on it for 2 weeks once she was fully switched, her stool was like water! I just bought the GO natural a few days ago but then started hearing about the high CA so went to the raw before getting her fully switched to the GO.
 

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Don't surprised at first if she has diarrhea switching to raw....if you post in RAW BARF section you will get tons of valuable advice!
Good luck!
 

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I would add some digestive enzymes and probiotics during the transition, and I agree with Renee, you may get some runny poo during the transition.
 

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I would add some digestive enzymes and probiotics during the transition, and I agree with Renee, you may get some runny poo during the transition.
I give her probiotics daily and I also picked her up some pure pumpkin from the place where I got the food (I know some people say it doesn't work for them but the fresh pure stuff I get has worked wonders for her in the past)
 

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My dogs were consistant in about 3 days when I transitioned them. Just make sure you don't overfeed, that can cause runny plop too.
 

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My dog never missed a beat being transitioned. His poops were great the entire time.
 

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I started out with frozen raw, nothing wrong with that. Try it out and learn how to do it yourself later on.
 

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How old is Blitz ? I was thinking about doing this for my dog . Would it be better for your dogs coat as well ?
 

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I too switched Brody to raw. His coat is AMAZING!! Before he was very itchy and flakey! His coat was also dry. A couple days on raw food and he is perfect! He only itches here and there, and thats after running in wet grass (makes me itchy too :) )
I also give him Salmon oil and Vit E...that could be helping too!
 

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Raw is fantastic, and pre-made is a great way to start if you're still unsure on proportions, balance, etc. Hope raw is as good for blitz as it has been for my dog. :)
 
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