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  • in reply to: Switching from Orijen to Answers #92911 Report Abuse
    Jeff L
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    I have been switching proteins from beef, turkey and chicken. I will throw in pork next round. I have been bouncing form Answers to Primal Pet foods. His stools changed a little with the chicken. I have also been feeding different raw meaty bones and will probably switch completely to raw once I figure out what works for Nick. Right now I feel better giving him a prepared raw food diet because those two companies have already done the thinking for me, but at a much higher cost than I want to pay forever. Definitely not as convenient as kibble, but I know he is thriving right now. I will keep everyone updated..

    in reply to: Can puppy food cause diarrhea? #92477 Report Abuse
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    I think anything can cause diarrhea in a puppy. Try some pumpkin to firm up his stool.

    in reply to: Undigested Kibble in Poop #87591 Report Abuse
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    Its been about 3 weeks since starting Orijen and Nick has been doing great. No undigested kibble in his stool. Not eating his poop anymore at all even when left alone in parents or friends backyard. He gets 1 TBSP of coconut oil a day and his coat looks awesome.

    in reply to: Undigested Kibble in Poop #87198 Report Abuse
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    Just over a week of changing his for from Carn4 to Orijen, his stool has firmed up nicely with no undigested kibble. I have added back the coconut oil and had no ill effects. I’m happy with the results of the change plus I still feel the CO has some benefits.

    in reply to: Undigested Kibble in Poop #87062 Report Abuse
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    Well all of his stools have been firmer even with the addition of the CO. It was either the flax oil or the Carna4 itself. I’m leaning towards the C4 because his stools have always been soft since I started him on C4 at 12 weeks.

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    in reply to: Undigested Kibble in Poop #87037 Report Abuse
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    I started to add 1 teaspoon of CO today just to see its effects. I was giving at least a TBSP before so that might have been too much for him, but I really think the flax oil was the main contributor since I think that is when his stools became the most inconsistent. I have cut the flax out completely.

    in reply to: Undigested Kibble in Poop #87011 Report Abuse
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    So far he is firming up on just Orijen so I will keep him on this unless things change. Plus he likes it.

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    in reply to: Undigested Kibble in Poop #86999 Report Abuse
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    I haven’t given him any oils for 2 days and his poop was very firm today. Not sure if that is a good thing or not. I will try to add some CO back not his diet in a few days. With either Carna4 or Orijen he has tons of energy and his coat is beautiful even in his ugly phase, but I’m sure CO has something to do with that. I was probably giving him 2 TBSP. between Flax and CO which was probably too much.

    As far as raw goes, I really don’t want to do it just because it much harder to travel while feeding raw and I’m pretty lazy. As far as eating poop, that only happens at my parents when I’m not picking up right after him like I would be at my apt.

    in reply to: Undigested Kibble in Poop #86994 Report Abuse
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    I’ve thought about trying raw diet, but its pretty overwhelming at the moment. A full 36 hours since stopping flax and coconut oil and his poop is much firmer and easier to pick up with no undigested kibble in it. I have fed my dogs coconut oil for as long as I can remember without having a problem. I also read that it helps with fleas and I never want to give my dog the poisonous flea meds. I have never had a dog with fleas so I always attributed it to the CO. Plus it has always made their coats, skin and pads very soft.

    in reply to: Undigested Kibble in Poop #86984 Report Abuse
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    If not giving him CO firms up his poop then I have no problem not giving it to him. I will just bathe him in it to give me the coat benefit that I thought I was getting and rub it on his pads.

    in reply to: Undigested Kibble in Poop #86973 Report Abuse
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    Its usually 1-2 pieces a day. He does eat fast sometimes. I have also been giving him flax oil and coconut oil so I’m going to stop that and see if that firms up his poop and helps his digestion. There doesn’t seem to be any medical issues. He has never thrown up or had diarrhea just softer poop sometimes, but not all the time. I have been brushing his teeth since the day I brought him home even when he had puppy teeth. I’m not overly concerned, but I would like the poop slightly firmer and maybe that will come with age. Thanks for the responses. As far as the poop eating, that is only at my parents when he goes back outside. I’m assuming because he isn’t digesting the food completely that is why he likes to eat it. He won’t touch other dogs poop though. He has only been on Orijen for about a week so I will see how he responds without the extra oils.

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