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Old 12-13-2012, 02:15 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Wow, you guys are lucky. My Porter is on grain free and smells every bit as "doggy" as he ever did. This weekend he's headed for the dreaded bath.
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Old 12-13-2012, 06:25 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Oh wow, that's a long transition time. Does he have an extra sensitive tummy?
Actually I thought it was fairly normal or even short. I had read everywhere feed 1/4:3/4 for a week, 1/2:1/2 for a week, 3/4:3/4 for one to two weeks and then go full. The 10% every other day is actually a bit faster. His tummy seems fine now, originally he had fairly soft stools and now I know it was from the old junk food he was on. He's still having that a bit at times but I suspect that's because the day he went 100% (this last Monday) he also had to go on antibiotics for suspected kennel cough (really mild case hard to tell). I'm going to pick up some Greek yogurt as I was reading around here it will be good for helping with that.
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Old 12-14-2012, 01:03 AM   #13 (permalink)
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I am about to transition Sally back to a grain kibble, She has been in a grainfree kibble for 2 months now (2 different varieties of same brand) and she is pooping twice as much, twice as smelly and very mushy... so I am going to tranistion her back to the grain food she pooped well on and give it another try in a couple of months. (my husband needs a break from collecting mushy poops, he is on poop patrol!)

There is only one pet shop which sells grainfree and it is 45 minutes away, so it has been a bit of a nusience taking up my weekends going to the next City, cause when you go there you can't just go there, if Sally is with we go to the beach, if not we do other shopping while there.

So back to Royal Canin we go... it is the highest Star food that any local pet shop/vet/farm supply shop sells.
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Are you sure? Royal canin is just as bad as science diet that's really not saying much.


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Can you order online and have somethng shipped?


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Old 12-14-2012, 09:27 AM   #16 (permalink)
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flyinion - Really? Everyone I've talked to (including the vet) said 5-7 day transition. Funny!

We're transitioning Duke this week and he'll be 100% on his new food by the end of the weekend. This is the second time transitioning him and he's doing great! Nice solid poops (after getting the cat food out of his system! lol).
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Old 12-14-2012, 12:26 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Flyinion... I have read multiple places that you are doing a great transition. If i fed kibble and had to switch i would do it gradual like you are.

Too much too fast is hard on them and so is switching brands a lot. Find a good quality food that you can afford and your dog does well on consistantly and keep with it.




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Old 12-14-2012, 12:43 PM   #18 (permalink)
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I was thinking of putting Zeus on Orijen however it is extremly high on protein. Does anyone have any positives or negatives about orijen for puppy?
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Well Duke seems to be doing fine with the 7 day transition or I would obviously do it slower.

Dawna - I heard the same about Orijen which is one of the reasons we didn't transition to that. Another reason we've stuck with Fromm is because they've been around since 1907 and never had a food recall.
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Dawna - I heard the same about Orijen which is one of the reasons we didn't transition to that. Another reason we've stuck with Fromm is because they've been around since 1907 and never had a food recall.[/QUOTE]


Yea it is 80% protein. They say it is the closest to RAW in kibble form. We just switched my 5 year old lab to it because she is allergic to everything and has dealt with chronic yeast infections in her ears all her life. Orijen is 100% grain free, meaning no rice. A lot of food say grain free and have oats and rice... SHE LOVES IT. its like dog CRACK lol. she is so excited to eat it. its very expensive though, 29 pound bag came out to 97 bucks.


Zeus is doing well on Blue Buffalo basics for puppies. great poops! he does have serious gas though!

I just want him to have the absolute best. he is my little boy and deserves it!
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