Tazer is 5 1/2 months now. He 62 lbs. already. His stools have been soft and I have tried a couple different foods before finding this site. He has been on Purina's puppy chow, science diet, Euk.
Total after talking with the the local store about getting away from the grain and by products they recommended EVO Red Meat Formula. The ingredients and such in alink below, but before I blow more money out the window on food, I thought I would get some opinions on it. I did not see the brand when I search so I started a new thread, pardon if its a double thread.
Meat-Based Pet Food – Premium Dog Food, Cat Food, Ferret Food, Dog Treats – EVO Pet Products
Protein44.17 % Fat23.13 % Fiber1.72 % Arginine2.73 % Histidine0.96 % Isoleucine1.75 % Leucine3.39 % Lysine2.78 % Met-Cysteine1.53 % Methionine1.0 % Phe-Tyrosine3.6 % Phenylalanine2.07 % Threonine1.83 % Tryptophan0.45 % Valine2.31 % Linoleic Acid1.27 % Arachidonic Acid0.09 % Ash8.0 % Calcium2.0 % Phosphorous1.26 % Potassium0.81 % Sodium0.43 % Chloride0.56 % Magnesium0.1 % Iron382.76 mg/kg Copper19.69 mg/kg Manganese22.83 mg/kg Zinc218.73 mg/kg Iodine3.02 mg/kg Selenium0.74 mg/kg Vitamin A 16623.81 IU/kg Vitamin D1620.58 IU/kg Vitamin E 318.56 IU/kg Vitamin K0.65 mg/kg Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)3.5 mg/kg Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)3.58 mg/kg Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid)15.08 mg/kg Niacin31.64 mg/kg Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)3.86 mg/kg Folic Acid0.98 mg/kg Biotin0.07 mg/kg Vitamin B12 (Cyanocobalamin)15.38 mg/kg Choline1737.89 mg/kg Taurine0.11 % Omega 30.53 % Omega 6 1.17 % Linolenic Acid0.15 % EPA + DHA0.39 % Carbohydrates14.85 % Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C)530.93 mg/kg
Since he is only 5 1/2 months old there may be too much switching already going on. His system needs time to adjust. And puppies can be sensitive to change. My GSD did best on Iams Large Breed Puppy - best stools - solid and I kept him on it prior to moving him to adult at about 6 months old, which has less fat in it. Be careful with Grain-Free and puppies as the calcium / phosphorus can be really high.
Pumpkin in a can will help firm things up. Not the pie mix. For his weight maybe a couple of tablespoons full.
As an FYI - the Orijen Grain Free LBP gave my GSD the runs - watery runs - it was horrible. And that was just from a small handful as treats.