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Puppy food advice

Discussion in 'Dog Health and Nutrition' started by Monkeypuppy, Jan 16, 2021.


  1. Monkeypuppy

    Monkeypuppy PetForums Junior

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    Hi, we got our puppy a couple of weeks ago and when he came to us his owner gave us a bag of dry adult food she'd been feeding him We bought some dry puppy food and gradually changed it over the course of a week as advised.

    He then got diarrhea and had very smelly wind, and then was sick oce 2 evenings ago.

    So yesterday, we just gave him boiled chicken and rice and his tummy seems much better. So today we've been gradually adding some of his previous puppy food to the rice and chicken, and the smelly wind is back!!

    Were thinking we might try a different puppy food brand but my query is, should we just start afresh with a new brand, or should we get him back on his previous brand and then ween him onto the new stuff over a few days?
     
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    Nonnie PetForums VIP

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    What was the adult food?
     
  3. Monkeypuppy

    Monkeypuppy PetForums Junior

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    It was a dry food, tesco own. But he's been on dry puppy food for at least a week. We're just not sure if he's not agreeing with it!
     
  4. Nonnie

    Nonnie PetForums VIP

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    Certainly dont want him on that, but you probably changed too soon after coming into a new home.

    Is he on four meals evenly spaced out across the 24 hour period?

    You might need to reintroduce the puppy food really slowly over about 10-14 days as long as his tummy is settled on fish/chicken and rice. If he isnt passing a normal poo at all, then you need to go to the vets.

    Be careful with swapping and changing.
     
  5. Monkeypuppy

    Monkeypuppy PetForums Junior

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    So would you recommend keeping him on the chicken and rice and then introducing the new puppy food brand over 10-14 days? I don't want to keep changing him but something obviously wasn't right with the previous one.
     
  6. Nonnie

    Nonnie PetForums VIP

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    If he is solid on the chicken and rice, then yes, i would VERY slowly introduce the puppy food.

    If he isnt solid, then you need to go to the vets as there could be an underlying cause.
     
  7. Monkeypuppy

    Monkeypuppy PetForums Junior

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    Great, thanks. One more question since you seem to know your stuff! What weight of rice / chicken / puppy food should I start on?

    He is going to be a medium sized dog and he's 3.5 months. According to the puppy food packaging she should be having around 200g of puppy food per day, but I'm not sure how much rice and chicken.
     
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    Nonnie PetForums VIP

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    That i cant answer as ive never used it for more than a couple of days. You dont want to under feed a puppy, but over feeding can cause some of the issues you've been having.
     
  9. Monkeypuppy

    Monkeypuppy PetForums Junior

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    Thanks for your help. He was fine on just chicken and rice but gave him small amount of puppy food mixed in yesterday and he's had diarrhea again today. So I guess it's a trip to the vet to find out what's going on.
     
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