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Pi looks like a little cutie. Changing food has to be done Very gradually or puppy will get a bad tummy upset ...as Pi has done. My GR puppy Loki turns 16 weeks old tomorrow & we have had him since 7 weeks old. His breeder fed the pups on Pro-Plan for large puppies & gave me a very big bag of it. I've never been a great fan of this, so I switched to Eukanuba Large Breed Puppies, after a week ...so allowed him to settle in with as few changes as possible. I did the switch very slowly, adding just a few Eukanuba biscuits to his Pro- Plan. When I saw his little tummy was fine with the addition of the new kibble, I slowly increased the amount of new kibble. I now actually give him a mix of the two, but when the Pro-Plan finishes, he will be just on the Eukanuba. I have only ever heard good things about Eukanuba, & certainly Loki is thriving .....I also give him other food too. I would only give him large breed kibble, as this is specially formulated for their bone growth development ....very important for large breeds, as puppies can have a lot of stress on their joints & you don't want him to have problems in adulthood.
It would be very unwise to continue feeding your baby on that new kibble ...in fact, you probably need to feed him cooked rice (without salt) & cottage cheese or cooked chicken ( steamed ) until the diarrhoea clears up, or he is just going to continue having it & will becoming very sick, stop eating & drinking,& get very dehydrated ...that happens very quickly in a young puppy. If it continues, as said above, you should definitely get him to a vet. My baby Loki accidentedly got hold of the kibble I feed my adult papillon on, & he got diarrhoea the next day. Also vomited once. I took him straight to the vet & he was given an antibiotic injection which covered him for 48 hours, plus medicine to settle his tummy, & vet told me to feed him Only the chicken, cottage cheese, plain unsweetened yogurt & cooked unsalted rice. He loved that food & was fine within 24 hours. Enjoy your new baby.
Last edited by Dwyllis; 11-24-2012 at 09:13 PM.