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Old 06-25-2007, 01:14 PM   #1
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My 13 week puppy is on tinned food with mixer, I tried to give him Tesco puppy dry food, but each time I have tried it has given him diarrhea.
I am either going to put him on Eukanuba or Iams.
What do you think on those 2 foods.
I did try to wean him in VERY gently but after only 1 feed of the Tesco food it upset him.

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Old 06-25-2007, 01:24 PM   #2
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Hi storey,
Any switch can cause diarrhea if done too quickly. Did you change over gradually, like over the course of a week, or suddenly? If it was sudden you might want to wait a bit to see if things settle down.
Otherwise I would say that neither Iams nor Eukanuba is all that good. There are higher quality foods, but since you are in the UK I am not sure which brands to recommend.
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Old 06-25-2007, 02:07 PM   #3
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I am sure I am going to get shot down for this but I use the bakers range. People may say it is not very good but Shankly likes it and the vet has always commented on how healthy he looks and also on what good condition his coat is in so it doesn't seem to be doing Shankly any harm.

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I wouldn't use Eukenuba or Iams either. Do you have Fromm's over there?
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i think perhaps that ingredients vary from country to country. in te uk, eukanuba's ingredience is:
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Chicken (>24%), maize, wheat, animal fat, sorghum, barley, poultry meal, dried beet pulp, chicken digest, dried whole egg, brewer's dried yeast, potassium chloride, salt, sodium hexametaphosphate, fish oil, linseed, DL-methionine.#

which is one of the better ones on the market. i dont feed it, i dont think its THAT good, but there are loads which are FAR worse.

f you want to feed dry, id advise james wellbeloved.
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I wouldn't give a dog puppy food... It's much to high in protein. Ever noticed dogs on puppy food get knobbly ankles, and generally look like over sized puppies as adults? The high protein and fat just isn't good for them. Moderate how much protein your puppy gets or you could have a tangly, knobbly, dog who has limb and bone conditions.

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Old 06-26-2007, 06:13 AM   #7
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my puppy is on pro plan and will b satying on that

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Pro Plan has nasty ingredients too.

Check www.dogfoodanalysis.com It's rated a one with six being the best...
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I have a20 week old pup and we had the same problems with the diarrhoea from tinned food and mixer.....we now have her on pedigree chum puppy complete as it can be used for up to an 18 month old it says on packet. Hope this helps
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Pro Plan has nasty ingredients too.

Check www.dogfoodanalysis.com It's rated a one with six being the best...

u kno its so hard finding the best foods they all seem to have something wrong wiv them one site says one thing another says something else any one got good suggestions

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