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Old 08-08-2011, 06:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a 7 month old male Boxer that I have fed Taste of the Wild Wetlands (Duck) formula for a few months. About half of his stools are very wet and I am starting to think that this is due to the high protein content in the Wetlands formula which is 32%. I heard recently that Boxers should not be on high protein foods. What is considered high protein? That being said, I'm thinkin that I will switch to either the Salmon or the Lamb forumla which only have 25% protein. Any suggestions would be great. Also, he weighs about 45 lbs and I'm feeding him about 3 cups a day. Is this too much maybe and might be causing the wet stools along with the high protein? Thanks a ton in advance!

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Old 08-08-2011, 06:53 PM   #2 (permalink)
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i was having the same problem with Kona...runny stools. I researched and understood the same as you....High protein=no good
so the lowest food in protein I could find was TOTW pacific stream...It was like night and day for Kona...immediately firmed him up....I do however give him broccoli stumps and the occasional egg.....but no problems since switching
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TOTW has 2 formulas that are 25 percent protein- Pacific Stream(fish based) and Sierra Mountian(lamb based).
I have fed both but have found that they shed more on Pacific Stream, next time I will get the lamb.
Too much protein can cause loose stools, so can over feeding. Also parasites- have you had a stool sample checked recently?

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Old 08-08-2011, 09:27 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Okay sounds like I'm going to be trying the Lamb or Salmon formula asap. And no, I have not had a stool sample checked but he has a vet appointment tomorrow so I will have one done then. It's so weird though, because his energy levels are fine and nothing seems to bother him, but I knew it couldn't be healthy to constantly have loose stool.

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Old 08-08-2011, 11:32 PM   #5 (permalink)
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when we were feeding Reeko TOTW he NEVER did good on the wetlands! Nasty nasty poos....not to sure if it was the protein though as hes on EVO now and thats 42% protein. And Ive heard its not so much the protein level you have to watch out for, its the calcium/phos levels But I would switch to either the pacific stream or the lamb. Reeko did well on both of these
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