Protein – content et al

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    Barry O
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    Is there a down side to high protein?

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    Akari_32
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    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?

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    Ly
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    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!

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    aquariangt
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    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

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    Ly
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    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?

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    Dori
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    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.

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    Ly
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    His orange poops are from the chicken and rice though. I didn’t go very slow with the transition 🙁

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    Dori
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    Fast transitions as you now know are always pretty much a bad idea. Diarrhea is the result.

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    Ly
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    So eventually on this chicken and rice it’ll get better?

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