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Honestly I would suggest buying a different food. I would assume your feeding pro plan because your breeder was feeding it as do many other breeders because they get it for free... If you switch to a different food that is a bit higher quality you will notice a huge difference. I was feeding pro plan and switched to blue buffalo and I fed the same amount and lily would have huge soft stools. Then I read that if you switch to a higher quality food that you will need to feed alot less because of the higher meat content.
If you do decide to switch to a different food you will have a problem with loose stool and alot of people will tell you that the food you are giving is " too rich " and I think that is total bs. A dogs diet should be mainly meats then a some vegetables not the other way around. And alot of people don't want to deal with loose stools and just go back to a brand like purina and their stools will firm up, then problem solved.
I now feed Lily Fromm and I switch between proteins so she does not develop a food alergy to chicken which you do not have the choice if you stick with a purina food because I think most of their foods are made with chicken. I also buy a Digestive Enzyme supplement and her stools are very good once i started giving it to her.
Obviously you don't need to buy a very expensive premium food if you cant afford it, theres lots of great other foods aswell, or even you could consider a cooked or raw diet at home. Purina is just all advertising and little substance unfortunately and I would suggest switching to a different food because 6 cups is alot of food and what worries me most is when your little pup eats 2 cups of dry food and drinks a ton of water the food expands and could cause bloat.
Hope this helps !