Is there a down side to high protein?Akari_32Member
Aside from perhaps some medical conditions, I wouldn’t think so. It’s definitely preferred to feed high protein and low carbs. Is there any reason you were asking?
I noticed BB Freedom puppy is 27% protein and the BB Freedom small breed is 30% protein. My yorkie’s poops on the 27% were perfect and the 30% were a little soft. I recently switched him to Orijen and that’s 38% and he had major diarrhea. So would higher protein make softer poops? And some dogs just can’t handle it? I think I’m going to go back to BB on 27%. But if that’s not the case, I want Orijen….it’s like the best it seems!aquariangtMember
you may try some probiotics or pumpkin while you transition to the higher protein, especially orijen and other close to or over 40% proteins. Honest Kitchen’s Perfect Form is a nice one, and plenty of other options as well. 11% protein is quite a jump for your yorkie and if you have a sensitive stomach it may take a little bit for him to get used to it. But yes, some dogs do struggle with protein that is quite that high
Thanks! Right now I have him on the chicken and rice diet, as of Thursday night. And his poop is liquid orange now! Maybe I’m feeding him too much? idk?DoriMember
Did you do slow transitions with the change of foods? Add digestive enzymes, etc.? 38% protein would be on the very low end that I would feed any of my three toy breed dogs.
His orange poops are from the chicken and rice though. I didn’t go very slow with the transition 🙁DoriMember
Fast transitions as you now know are always pretty much a bad idea. Diarrhea is the result.
So eventually on this chicken and rice it’ll get better?
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