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So, both boys seem to have very loose stools lately, every once in a while I'll pick up a firmer one, but usually it is just too runny and I have to get the hose out and spray the yard. So Eddie (our 6 month old) was on IAms puppy- Now I  know not good. That is what he was fed at the breeders and I kept him on once he got home. However, he has always gone through spells of loose and runny. So, then we get Lenny (11 months old) about 3 weeks ago and change him over from Purina Healthy Morsels (they had him on adult food since 6 months or so) to the Iams puppy. So now neither dog was having good poop. I started to do some reasearch here nd found out the I was feeding my babies junk (BF is so informative!), and changed them to Chicken Soup for Puppies. I did a gradual change over, but now they both stink soo bad we have to put them in the other room to watch TV. And the poop is still runny! I went out last night to look for another option, but it is so limited here in Hawaii. I found Merrick Puppy Plate, which a friend here uses and loves for her Huskies, but it was 50 dollars for a 33 pound bag. If it works I guess I'll suck it up and pay the price tag for healthy tummies. My question is though, after switching over food, how long should it take for the tummy to become adjusted. I know that I'm going from 1 star to 3 star to 5 star, so that might be hard, but when should I be looking for firmer poop? I started to add Merrick yesterday for the last meal, and Eddie went out twice through the middle of the night with runnies. Aggh. Thanks for your input!
 

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How long has the change over taken so far?  I know my guy has a sensitive tummy and it took about 4-5 weeks before he was solid again.
 

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Ok, so we only gave it a couple of weeks. I didn't realize it could take so long. Maybe I should take back the Merrick and hold course on the chicken soup? They have a good return policy, 7 days return even for open food. hmmm.
 

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Generally you should figure a month to really tell if it's going to work. What you can also do is give them a bit of non fat, plain yogurt and also a teaspoon of pumpkin(not the pie filling) will really help with the runs....Because you are going from a loe quality food to a higher grade, it may take awhile, it's also possible that it may not work...It could be that you may need to get a food with just a single source of protein....
 

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Both in the same meal? Two meals a day or just one? I actually have both in the house, I'll give it a shot when I feed them next. Thanks for the advice. I'm just looking forwrd to the day when I have no more cow patties in the back. lol
 

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Roxy always had runny poo and smelled AWEFUL when I had her on Chicken Soup!
 

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Crazylegs\";p=\"110404 said:
Both in the same meal? Two meals a day or just one? I actually have both in the house, I'll give it a shot when I feed them next. Thanks for the advice. I'm just looking forwrd to the day when I have no more cow patties in the back. lol
my mistake, I would start with the pumpkin, once a day, that hopefully will help firm up that poo....Then after a few days, give them a teaspoon of yogurt with one meal a day...The yogurt also helps with gas too :) I don't give the pumpkin unless mine are having poo issues, which is seldom...
 
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