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I have just switched Sofie to Taste of Wild Pacific Salmon grain free. We are into day 4 of the transition. Although her stools remain formed and firm, she has gone from 2-3 stools a day to 3-4 a day and she is making increased trips out doors to pee. This food has more protein than the last food, which was a chicken and brown rice dry kibble. Could the increase in protein cause the increase in stools and peeing? I am considering switching her back. I live in a small the area. Closest pet store is 30 miles away, so we have limited selection of decent dry kibble.

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i order my dog supplies from Pet food direct. They have free shipping over 49.00. Everything is so much cheaper including treats and food!

I would think more protein would equal less poop, but I'm not sure. I just switched my one boy to raw to see if his allergies clear up. I know when he was on raw before his poops were minimal.

I also just had a foster and he was on the worst food ever. He was pooping 5 times before 2 pm! So who knows!! Taste of the Wild is supposed to be good.





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I have just switched Sofie to Taste of Wild Pacific Salmon grain free. We are into day 4 of the transition. Although her stools remain formed and firm, she has gone from 2-3 stools a day to 3-4 a day and she is making increased trips out doors to pee. This food has more protein than the last food, which was a chicken and brown rice dry kibble. Could the increase in protein cause the increase in stools and peeing? I am considering switching her back. I live in a small the area. Closest pet store is 30 miles away, so we have limited selection of decent dry kibble.
Research Diamond Foods recalls including Taste of the Wild. They handled their last recall very poorly and several dogs including my sister's got very sick. After that I switched to Fromm Grain-Free which is a much smaller company that more responsibly sources the ingredients in their food. I feed Fromm to my two larger dogs and Ziwipeak to Leo.


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Research Diamond Foods recalls including Taste of the Wild. They handled their last recall very poorly and several dogs including my sister's got very sick. After that I switched to Fromm Grain-Free which is a much smaller company that more responsibly sources the ingredients in their food. I feed Fromm to my two larger dogs and Ziwipeak to Leo.
Wasn't it you and I who talked about Ziwipeak? You drive to Raleigh for yours? Just wanted you to know an Unleashed just opened in Cary and they carry Acana, Ziwipeak, Orijen, etc. Closer for you, correct?

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Wasn't it you and I who talked about Ziwipeak? You drive to Raleigh for yours? Just wanted you to know an Unleashed just opened in Cary and they carry Acana, Ziwipeak, Orijen, etc. Closer for you, correct?
Thanks Traci. Actually Cary is about 30 minutes further. Phydeaux where I have been buying the Ziwipeak is in Chapel Hill so it's a bit closer coming from Winston-Salem. I am going to try ordering online this time and see how long it takes to get to me.


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I'm geographically challenged! Lol!

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I just ordered a ton of grain free treats from chewys.com. It took 2 days to get! If I could order their raw food online I would





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Thanks Traci. Actually Cary is about 30 minutes further. Phydeaux where I have been buying the Ziwipeak is in Chapel Hill so it's a bit closer coming from Winston-Salem. I am going to try ordering online this time and see how long it takes to get to me.
I saw that pet food direct carries Ziwipeak





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kibble , even grain free still has plenty of starch which produces more bulk and therefore possibly more elimination. http://www.havaneseforum.com/showthr...dogs+naturally

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Ok, not to be indelicate but my 2 dogs that eat grain free kibble definitely produce much more waste than Leo does on Ziwipeak even taking into account the substantial size differences in the dogs.


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