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What do you guys feed your puppys and dogs?
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Good question!

I feed Joey Wellness Just for Puppy canned food. His poops can sometimes be a little soft, so I'm wondering what eveyone else feeds their dogs who tend to have soft poop. Joey is 5 months old, and I think I want to stick with canned food. Suggestions? Thanks!
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My dogs get Wellness Core Red Fat. It is grain free. We put them on this because of Kodi's weight problem, and they all do great on it. I tried switching them back to the regular Wellness, but they got loose poop. They also get some chicken, turkey or beef mixed in.


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It seems that quite a lot of our babies have problems with soft stool. Is it some kind of genetic gastrointestinal sensitvity? Anyone knows more about it? Dave? Tom?
Roki was very poor eater, but he is donig much, much better eversince I stopped feeding him Royal Canin gastrointestinal veterinary diet which was givne to him because his stools were soft. In the morning he gets grain free kibble (Farmina Natural&Delicious Wild boar - Italian stuff very simmilar to Orijen) garnished with pieces of ZiwiPeak Daily Dog Cuisine dehydrated food (smells great) and in the evening I cook for him. Since he doesn't like veggies, he gets steamed (almost raw) meat. His stool is much harder. He is allergic to corn and soy so I also avoid most of treats because they contain a lot of wheat and corn gluten and soy byproducts.
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I home cook for Tillie due to her severe food allergies. Her food consists of: Ground hamburger, spinach, zucchini, cauliflower and kale, along with sweet potato. (all made, measured and frozen according to Sabines instructions) along with various supplements and vitamins.
She rarely has had soft poops and is very healthy!
if she has Chicken, turkey, duck, she gets horrible diareeha. Could be that the havs with poop issues could have a sensitivity to poultry?

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I have been trying quite a few things with my 11 week old puppies. They seem to want to mix it up. I feed Stella and Chewies complete raw foods, it started out that they loved chicken then all of a sudden it seemed that they could care less for it! I switched over to the lamb which is stinky to me, but they seem to really like it. I have also used Merrick canned food called Puppy Plate and Thanksgiving Dinner, and Blue Buffalo small breed canned food. They really don't like kibble. I have tried the breeder's kibble (sorry don't know the name), EVO and Orijen and they have probably eaten a cup or so the entire time I have had them. I tried mashing it into the raw food, and they would carefully lick the kibble clean, then place it on the floor next to their dish. They are really variable on the amount of food they eat from one day to the next also. I have heard that this is normal for puppies, and as long as they are acting "normal" and eating something, I am not getting too concerned. I will tell you that they are VERY interested in whatever I am eating however! I have not fed them people food, but it doesn't matter. If I'm eating it, they think they should be also. Sorry - probably Too Much Information but I have been thinking about this a lot!

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I home cook for Tillie due to her severe food allergies. Her food consists of: Ground hamburger, spinach, zucchini, cauliflower and kale, along with sweet potato. (all made, measured and frozen according to Sabines instructions) along with various supplements and vitamins.
She rarely has had soft poops and is very healthy!
if she has Chicken, turkey, duck, she gets horrible diareeha. Could be that the havs with poop issues could have a sensitivity to poultry?
I think it could very well be a food sensitivity, but not necessarily to poultry. Kodi is fine on poultry, and gets loose stools with beef. When the vet put him on glucosamine after his injury, he started to have loose stools, then started vomiting his entire meal where I had mixed in the powder. (this was a TINY amount!!!) I read the label, and realized that it was made from bovine trachea. We switched him to a brand made from mussels instead, and the problem immediately disappeared. That's how sensitive he is to beef! And it's the only protein source I know of that he has problems with.


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I find that both Misty and Willow have gastrointestinal issues and loose bowel when they have any poultry. One of my girls vomits the lamb products, no matter which type I use!

They now eat Primal Raw (frozen) or Instinct Raw (frozen) BEEF ONLY...both have veggies included. In addition to Fromm Four Star; Beef fritatta Veg. All four of my girls love it and are doing well!
Treats??? A few pcs of there Fromm , carrots, a bit of crunchy lettuce. For training purposes, a tiny bit of there Primal/Instinct.
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I feed Maccabee Canine Caviar kibble mixed with a spoonful of canned Taste of the Wild (Wetlands flavor, which contains duck, chicken, quail and turkey). I tried a couple other Taste of the Wild canned foods before I realized we should stick to one variety. Maccabee turned his nose up at the Pacific Stream (salmon) flavor, but he loves the Wetlands flavor.

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Sergio is a little trash compactor and will eat just about anything.

I have mistakenly fed him turkey from the deli when I was making myself a sandwich. He loved it. I've given him chicken livers that I prepared for him baked in Italian breadcrumbs, egg substitute, and Parmesan cheese. He's licked up some macaroni and cheese I accidently dropped on the floor before I could stop him. He likes plain non fat Greek yogurt, but he's not crazy for it. I tried to freeze some and leave it in a kong toy. He's not crazy for peanut butter. He likes apples and blueberries. He also didn't like the kong paste.

He's been on Pro Plan chicken and rice puppy formula and eats it w/out loose stools. In fact, his stools are like perfect tootsie rolls on just the Pro Plan. But he looks at me like, "C'mon same thing, 2x a day, for 2 years?? I want some variety."

He loves Zuke's mini chicken treats.

He really seems to like the Wellness Simple Solutions Salmon and Rice. The more it smells, the more he seems to like it.

He's not really a picky eater.

I don't think the Charlee Bear treats worked well for him, even though he liked them. It's like they made him too hyper and itchy. I cut those out recently.

That cute litte nose of his is interested in ANYTHING I eat.

To answer your question, I haven't noticed a sensitivity to poultry or beef or fish or dairy in Sergio. I edited this to add, I also have to make sure he doesn't eat grass when we're outside.

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