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post #1 of 34 (permalink) Old 02-28-2008, 08:09 PM Thread Starter
 
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Fromm dog food ?

I got lots of samples and the doggies seem to love it. Here's my question: will it make my dogs poo less? Will their poo be firm?
I ask because I've had such good luck with Eukanuba (available at my local pet store). I know Euk has tons of fillers and such and ranks low on the dog food studies, but everytime I've switched to another brand (Wellness - they hated, Nutro - loose stool), I've had problems with loose and too frequent poo. My vet and his techs also love Euk and think it's a great dog food. And on it, they poo about 2x day and it's nice and firm (yay).
So, I'd appreciate advice here. Like I said, they like the samples of the gold puppy and the price is pretty good (I'll have to order online since no store in my town sells Fromm, if you can believe it!!).
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Every dog is different so your dog may do well on it. Do you have enough samples to do a test run for a couple of weeks?

I used Innova first and it was a little too rich for the male I had. It would cause runny stools at the slightest stress. Then I moved to Purina Pro Plan, but one of my dogs couldn't tolerate one of the ingredients (never found out what it was) and they all had pretty firm stools. When we moved to Fromm, there was a slight adjustment period (softer stools for a week or so) and a even an eating strike or two, but now they all love it.

Mine all eat the Salmon a la Veg variety. I have done Puppy Gold (for puppies) in the past without any problems, the Chicken a la Veg (one of my males), and we've sampled the Duck & Sweet Potato (also one of my males) - all without problems. Since all of my dogs thrive on the salmon variety and their skin/coats are doing well, I'm staying with this for now.

By the way, if you contact Fromm directly, they may give you the phone number to your local distributor, who can tell you which of your local stores has the ability to order it. They did that for me over a year ago and eventually the distributor began to service my home directly (but that was due to the large quantity I was buying). I don't even need to leave the house and they drop it off for me once a quarter or so.

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Kimberly, they sent me 2 samples of puppy gold and 2 samples of every other variety! Very nice of them, I thought. Is it OK to feed my guys the adult food (the kibble seems pretty small) after their done with the puppy gold?
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Definitely.

When you transition any food, you may have a little intenstinal upset, so it is good to transition slowly, but there is no reason for you to not move to the other type.
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Dora LOVES the chicken a la veg! I don't notice less poo than the solid gold but she loves this food!

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coco was on the fromms puppy gold and has been on the adult formulas for several months. she is on the salmon a la veg after trying all the others to see if she has a favorite. she seems to like them all some days more than others. she has two very nice firm poops a day!
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It seems that I know more and more people moving over to Fromm in the last year. I hope that they can handle the production increase (and maintain quality!) and that they become much more mainstream in the near future. That would be really nice.
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Kubrick has pretty firm stools and he's been on Fromm's (Duck and Sweet Potato, Salmon a la Veg and Chicken a la Veg) since he was 4.5 months. I switch the flavor every 3 bags (about 3 months). He does really well on it.


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Kubrick has pretty firm stools and he's been on Fromm's (Duck and Sweet Potato, Salmon a la Veg and Chicken a la Veg) since he was 4.5 months. I switch the flavor every 3 bags (about 3 months). He does really well on it.
Why do you keep changing flavors?

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Sally, really just for fun. I've only switched him once on each... I do think he appreciates it though as he eats with a lot more gusto during the change. I also make sure that I transition flavors slowly so he won't get an upset tummy or anything.


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