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PostSubject: Soft Poo on Hills brand   Fri Mar 28, 2014 1:18 pm

This is what I was feeding Okami for awhile, just this.  And He had solid poo.




Now I'm trying to mix this in to get him off the Prescription ID.




I am at the point of giving him 50/50 of the old/new food.  And he has really soft poo.  I want to get him off the pricier food, ID, and move him to the Advanced Fitness.  Now I understand it is not puppy formulated food.  I tried a puppy food by Hills but he got really soft poo right away.  What should I do?  Do I just wait for him to get use to the 50/50 mixture?  He isn't lethargic or underweight.
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PostSubject: Re: Soft Poo on Hills brand   Fri Mar 28, 2014 2:27 pm

Science Diet is an absolutely terrible food for any dog to be on IMO. Too many sub-par ingredients and way too much corn. I'd suggest a grain free, more holistic diet. Blue Buffalo, Taste Of The Wild, Wellness, etc.
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PostSubject: Re: Soft Poo on Hills brand   Fri Mar 28, 2014 2:34 pm

Totally agree, and if he's soft now, I would do a bland diet of chicken and rice for a couple days and then start mixing in the holistic food. A lot of huskies (and humans too) have trouble with corn. I've never had one that can handle corn. Check out dogfoodadvisor.com, they have a lot of helpful ratings and info. How much per bag is the 'cheaper food?' Taste of the Wild isn't too pricey and definitely better to spend a few more dollars per bag then to have to keep buying different kinds to try out.
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PostSubject: Re: Soft Poo on Hills brand   Fri Mar 28, 2014 4:16 pm

Hmm, ok.  Okami use to be on this Blue Buffalo when I first got him but he would pretty much squirt that out. Sad

So I went to the vet and they suggested he be on Hills G/I.  Which helped solidify his poo.  Could the Blue Buffalo had had to much protein or too rich?  Is there another Blue Buffalo I should try?   One of these Blue Buffalo dry foods?
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PostSubject: Re: Soft Poo on Hills brand   Fri Mar 28, 2014 4:20 pm

When you switched did you just switch or did you transition over at least 2 weeks? It could have been too rich, you could try the lamb formula which is lower in protein/fat than the chicken is.
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PostSubject: Re: Soft Poo on Hills brand   Fri Mar 28, 2014 4:21 pm

Blue Buffalo Freedom works for my boy. He use to be a runny poo-er too.
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PostSubject: Re: Soft Poo on Hills brand   Fri Mar 28, 2014 4:25 pm

I tried transitioning him. He couldn't get past 75/25 mixture of old/new. I don't remember what the old was, it was just some cheap kibble.
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PostSubject: Re: Soft Poo on Hills brand   Fri Mar 28, 2014 4:25 pm

My pup had a lot of trouble with very high protein foods as a puppy. I found he did best on something between 22-25%. Still decent, but not as high as some. I think taste of the wild sierra mountain was in that range and that was one I remember working for him.
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PostSubject: Re: Soft Poo on Hills brand   Fri Mar 28, 2014 4:28 pm

It could have been too rich, certainly. Though it could have also been too much. 1 cup of a lesser quality food is a lot less in Kcal than 1 cup of a high quality food. Over feeding is often linked to diarrhea in puppies. There are a number of options in a higher quality product that will offer the best possible nutrition for your pup.
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PostSubject: Re: Soft Poo on Hills brand   Fri Mar 28, 2014 4:49 pm

I had a HORRIBLE problem with the science diet! i switched to IAMS lamb and chicken and now nala is perfectly fine! i hate science diet!
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PostSubject: Re: Soft Poo on Hills brand   Fri Mar 28, 2014 5:15 pm

Haha!  Ok, so Science Diet is bad seems to be the consensus.  I just want something that will help him grow into a big boy. Cost really isn't the problem, I just want him off the prescription.
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PostSubject: Re: Soft Poo on Hills brand   Fri Mar 28, 2014 5:56 pm

The best thing out of Hill is the marketing strategy in my option.
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