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need help switching from kibble to can

for the past 2 weeks django has not had much of an appetite. i have been adding canned food to his kibble and that helps to jump start things. i just started him on his clomicalm and the vet told me to be sure to give it to him after he has eaten. he LOVES canned. right now i am doing his usual 1/2 cup kibble, removing about 3 spoons full and adding canned. i thought about just giving him canned. do you just make the switch? how much should i feed him. he eats 1/2 cup kibble.
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I think you are doing it right. Add the canned slowly. Work up to half and half and then 3/4 can and 1/4 kibble, then all canned.





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Why do you want to switch to just can? Is he eating all the dry when you add wet? If he is I would just stay with that. If not does the can say how much. ?

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well, he was only eating the canned and no kibble. of course, today, he inhaled his entire bowl of food, combo of canned and dry. i'd like to incorporate caned to his kibble if possible, combo.
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I switched to canned only, a few years ago. Sabine gave me enough information, that basically it was a no-brainer for me. It's a much healthier choice than kibble. Like Linda said , do the transition slowly. As far as the amount is concerned, that you will have to find out depending on Django. If you want to do a total package with appropriate suppliments consider a consult online with her. It was the best money I ever spent on Molly. And it was very inexpensive . Geeze a couple of her coats cost more than I spent on her consultation.

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I agree with Dave. I'm getting a consultation from her for Scudder. I'm just waiting to hear back once she reviews his paperwork. It was so cheap too!





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i actually did a consultation with her back in september and was a tad bit overwhelming. with django and all his health issues, it was a lot to tackle. at the time we were traveling a ton and i didn't have the time to transition to her plan. perhaps i will revisit again next year.

django has had so many issues that i find i have to hit one at a time, if i try to address everything at once, it's not good for either of us. right now we are focusing on his SA issue which by the way, we started him on the clomicalm on thursday and we went from peeing 5x when we were gone to 1 or none! YIPPIE! i have been giving him 1/2 the recommended amount and he's doing great.

his energy was dropping (it was prednisone time) we gave him the clomicalm (makes him mellow) and he wasn't eating! oh, and an eye infection. so, one thing at a time. but all in all, he's a happy puppy dog and the best part is he ate all his food today.
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OK , I may have forgotten you did consult with Sabine. He has been a battle. You do have to take one thing at a time, for sure. My wife is currently on Prednisone and it is for inflamation. But with all the side effects ,the doc only recommended short term. Hope things continue to improve with his SA.

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I am sorry to hear dhango is still having problems. But happy to hear he is happy. Check your bag of kibble for how many calories are in the half cup you feed. And then transition to the same calories of the canned.

I would not hesitate to email Sabine and ask her help in dealing with one thing at a time. I think in your situation with django she would probably agree that one thing at a time is wise.




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Okay, Dave, now I'm confused.My previous dogs always ate canned and everyone said dry is better. So Sophie is on dry but why is canned better? There are too many choices, and then there's raw. What about puppies? Should they be adult before switching to canned?
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