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My Bouvier had stomach issues as well. Any food with grain is a problem and I also find that he seems to have problems with chicken and duck. He did really well on Annamaet Aqualuk but its very expensive! He also did well on Victor’s (can’t remember which one though) and Great Life Grain Free Buffalo. Not so well on Wellness Core or Avoderm. I think I’ll give Orijen or Acana a shot now that he’s almost a year and calcium shouldn’t be an issue anymore.
Thanks. I will do so.
Has anyone checked out Nulo Medal Series to see if it is ok for large breed puppies? It gets 5 stars but I”m not sure how to calculate the grams of calcium per Kcal to see if it fits HDM’s formula. The Puppy Formula lists Calories as 3,652 Kcal/kg, 431 kcal/cup. Calcium is 1.0% (min) and phosphorous is 0.9% (min) if it helps. Is there another number needed that I should call the company for? I’m always on the lookout for new foods that don’t give my 9 month old Bouvier gas.
Aha. Ok. Thanks!
I might have answered my own question. The Lauten article HDM included in the first post says 6 months is when puppies can regulate calcium uptake. Can anyone confirm?
Hi. I’m wondering the same thing. When is my puppy old enough that I don’t have to worry so much about calcium levels in his diet?
Hi. I recently had the same problem with my Bouvier. I added enzymes and probiotics but the culprit seemed to be the kibble (Wellness Core Puppy). Even though it was grain free, he still had terrible gas. We switched to Annamaet Aqualuk. We still do the toppers (including Wellness) but he hasn’t had any gas at all since.
Haven’t tried enzymes. Is there a brand or type you recommend? I also read earlier today that the probiotics might make the problem slightly worse before it gets better. Has anyone had this experience?
I have much the same problem with my 6 month old Bouvier. Tried yogurt and kefir both gave him the runs so the dairy must be an issue. I’m looking into probiotics in pill or powder form. In the meantime I read that you can give dogs Beano or GasX so I guess I’ll be trying that. Any other info would be much appreciated!
Thanks for your response Patty. I’ll keep him where he is. He’s not emaciated by any means, he’s just not bulky. He does have the really bad flatulence that Bouviers are known for. Any ideas for that? I was thinking probiotics, maybe yogurt? Or is there a supplement that is recommended?
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Hi. This is my first time posting and this has probably been mentioned somewhere else on this forum but… I have a 5 month old Bouvier. I feed him Wellness Core Puppy kibble as well as Wellness canned topper. The bag says 4 and 3/4 cups per day. I’ve also heard 1 cup per 10 lbs. (I think that was from the Vet). I just recently heard all they can eat in 15-20 mins. He’s about 40 lbs. or so and on the slim side for a Bouvier. I feed him the 4 cups a day plus topper but I’m wondering if I should increase the amount. He does seem to be really hungry but I worry about overfeeding and loose stools or him gaining too much weight. Any ideas?