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Puppy food?

Postby Sooty42 » Mon Oct 30, 2017 3:26 pm

I'm feeding my pup Hills Science Diet, Healthy Advantage, Large breed puppy. I'm no expert but he seems to be having large stools for a 17 lb. puppy. Also they seem a little loose some times, especially the last few pieces of stool.

I'm thinking it could be his food causing this, but I guess it could be the random sticks, leaves, cardboard boxes, etc. that he eats that could have something to do with it.

I was thinking of switching to Acana large breed puppy food, if I can find it. I like the ingredients, but it is kinda high in protein compared to other foods (33% protein, 15% fat). Do you have an opinion on this food? Or do you have have any suggestions that have worked for your puppies?
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Re: Puppy food?

Postby STait » Mon Oct 30, 2017 4:19 pm

Try feeding him 10%-20% less. Stools will firm up.
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Re: Puppy food?

Postby Doc E » Mon Oct 30, 2017 8:35 pm

Too much corn and not enough meat.
What's the first ingredient on your dog food ?
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Re: Puppy food?

Postby Sooty42 » Mon Oct 30, 2017 9:25 pm

Chicken, cracked pearled barley, whole grain oats, brown rice, and chicken meal are the first 5 ingredients
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Re: Puppy food?

Postby orhunter » Mon Oct 30, 2017 9:33 pm

Too much grain. Dump the puppy food and find a good 26/16 adult food. Supplement with tuna oil and plain yogurt. Get used to reading and understanding dog food ingredient labels.
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