"Hi Sarah, our boy Wrigley was 5 pounds at 6 weeks. He and all his litter mates were around the same size. I was SHOCKED at how small they were- expected much larger at their age. Anyway, he grew very slowly at first then suddenly took off. At 8…"
"My pups were losing weight on Taste of the Wild so I switched them over to the Farmina Pumpkin Lamb line and they have not had any issues with weight since I switched their food. They also had better coat quality that made it much easier to be able…"
"So, here’s an update. I stopped the canned food immediately. Yesterday for his 2nd and 3rd meals (I had been feeding 3 times a day to get whatever in him I could) I mixed just kibble with yogurt. 2nd meal he barely touched. 3rd he ate probably…"
"I'm going to throw you another curve ball here, lol. Don't do a slow transition. It won;t work with two foods that are so different nutririonally in terms of both ingredients, calories and macronutrient percentages, and you may even make…"
"The learning curve is huge! I’ll slowly transition the kibble from Blue to Orijen once it arrives and order the probiotic and topper today. I’ll stop the canned now and start yogurt with the blue kibble while we wait on the Orijen. Will…"
"Okay, so Fortiflora is a Purina product sold by vets (because vets sell only Purina, Mars, & Hills food prodcuts, none of which you want) and it's not a very good choice of probiotic. We also find that many vets don;t advice you to give the…"
"He has been on the FortiFlora Probiotic. I’ve been mixing the Blue Buffalo Puppy Kibble (chicken and brown rice) with Blue Buffalo canned Puppy Chicken Dinner with Garden Vegetable in an attempt to get him to eat anything. He has been…"
"If you are still having loose stools, I would not switch foods at this time. I would order Proviable DC probiotics and start that. In the meantime, give plain unflavored yogurt. Sometimes the giardia may be gone but there is a lack of good gut flora…"
"All of these posts have been so helpful. We’re still on the struggle bus over here. I ordered the Orijen but it doesn’t arrive until tomorrow. In the meantime, the poor pup is still alternating normal stools with loose stools and…"
"Let me add also that my opinions about "holistic", "homeopathic", and "alternative" nutrition & health advice is not based solely on reading but on actual experience. I worked in the field of human health &…"
"Okay, I thought that might have to do with Aryurvedic which I tried myself - Pita, vatta, whatever - with no noticeable difference for me, I just didn't see any association on the dog related websites to it.
I stick to science based myself…"