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Old 12-11-2012, 08:34 PM
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Soft stool after switching food

I switched Maddie from Eukanuba to Fromm her stools have been very soft but still have form not loose. Is there a chance it will firm up? or should I look into switching her? in order to do it gradually I would have to start soon. Fromm food I have about 1/2-1/4 bag left. She's been on the Fromm completely for about 4 days. Thanks


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I don't know much about Eukanuba or Fromm, but could it be that you need to reduce the amount of Fromm you are feeding her? If the Fromm is richer, you may have to feed her less. I switched my 2 girls this summer to Acana and it never worked for them. They had the same loose stools, and eventually it became diarrhea, so I ended up going back to the old food. I think I went through 3 bags (28 lbs) of Acana before I was sure it would not agree with them. When I did switch them back, I did it cold-turkey, with no problems.
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She eats 1 cup in the am 1 cup in the pm of the Fromm same as the Eukanuba, she would leave some of her Eukanuba in the bowl. The Fromm she usually finishes. I don't think she cared for the Eukanuba, so I would have to find something else. I was thinking of the pro plan sensitive stomach and skin I heard good things about, but am open to suggestions.


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When did you begin the transition to Fromm from Euk? Which Fromm are you feeding? Is she teething right now?

I'd buy more Fromm and Euk and go back to a 50/50 split and go much slower. I'd also consider a probiotic like Natures Farmacy Digestive Enzymes or FortiFlora.


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Maybe give it a few more days to see if the stools firm-up. Only been a few days and a young puppy may need a little more time to adjust.
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I had the same problem when switching my dogs food, i even transitioned it for over a week . Had to do the chicken and rice for a couple of days then slowly started adding there new food to to rice now after day 4 they are on there new food and no problems. My puppy didn't care for the premium food at first, would leave some in his bowl, but after a while when he knew he wasn't getting anything else he eats it up seems to love it now. ALSO MADDIE LOOKS LOVELY, WHY SWITCH?
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When did you begin the transition to Fromm from Euk? Which Fromm are you feeding? Is she teething right now?

I'd buy more Fromm and Euk and go back to a 50/50 split and go much slower. I'd also consider a probiotic like Natures Farmacy Digestive Enzymes or FortiFlora.


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I would say for about 1 week I was mixing the 2 gradually with less and less eukanuba. Now for past 4 days it has been just Fromm Gold adult. And it seems with each bowel movement the stools are getting softer and softer.


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If it is getting worse, I would consider going back to the Eukanuba--assuming that your puppy had firm stools before the switch.
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If you were using Eukanuba large breed puppy, it has 337 cal/cup and Fromm large breed puppy has 389 cal/cup, same protein and fat levels. You could possibly reduce the amount of Fromm by 1/3 of a cup/day and still be giving her the same calories.
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I had the same problem when switching my dogs food, i even transitioned it for over a week . Had to do the chicken and rice for a couple of days then slowly started adding there new food to to rice now after day 4 they are on there new food and no problems. My puppy didn't care for the premium food at first, would leave some in his bowl, but after a while when he knew he wasn't getting anything else he eats it up seems to love it now. ALSO MADDIE LOOKS LOVELY, WHY SWITCH?
I was switching to adult food so I figured I would try Fromm. Which food are you using?


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