Dog loosing weight on new food

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    Boxermom
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    Hey all,
    So I started my dog on a new food.
    After having diarrhea problems on many brands, this food finally firm up his stool and I was so happy! However, after 1 week I weight the dog and saw he lost 3 kg (!!!) 🙁 . Since he’s a little skinny already, and I actually want him to gain weight, I panic and added about 110g to his daily amount. That caused him to have diarrhea again (I assume, because nothing else changed).
    Now I don’t know what to do- should I go back to the former amount and gradually increase it, or just stay on the new amount till he gets used to it?
    I’d appreciate anyone’s opinion…

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    InkedMarie
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    What food is he on now?

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    Boxermom
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    Canine caviar

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    Hound Dog Mom
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    I would try to gradually increase the amount. You could also try feeding him smaller but more frequent meals. What foods did you try prior to CC that caused loose stools?

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    Boxermom
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    Thank you, may I ask how frequent meals make a difference? Now I feed twice a day but I don’t mind feeding more often if it could help.
    I don’t have all the food options in my country- I tried Regal (4 stars), Eukanuba (3.5), Nutrience (3.5) and Acana (5). I tried two different kinds of Acana because I really wanted to feed him that brand, but no luck. I wanted to try Merrick when found out it has chicken fat in its lamb food, and I think my dog is sensitive to chicken… The Canine Caviar is the first food in the last YEAR, that actually firm up the stool, immediately (within a day). But of course if I can’t get my dog to gain weight on it, then I’ll have to keep on searching…

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    Hound Dog Mom
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    I’m not certain that more smaller more frequent meals would help, but I think it would be worth trying – just less to digest at once. Chicken fat shouldn’t be a problem for a dog with sensitivities to chicken. Sensitivities are to the protein in an ingredient, fat doesn’t contain (or shouldn’t contain) any protein.

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    Boxermom
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    I’ll try to change to 3 meals a day see if it helps…
    And I didn’t know that about the chicken fat! That’s really good news, I may try the Merrick after all!
    Thank you!!

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