My 4month old pup Molly, has very soft mushy stools since I switched her food 3 weeks ago. Stools checked by vet and were negatibe. Breeder fed her Blackgold puppy but since not available i switched her to Diamond naturals puppy lamb and rice. I got some of food breeder had but had to order it online and its $62 for 40 lbs plus shipping. I switching her back slowly but wondering what i can get in my area. Pro plan focus and Iams smart health are available in my area. Not sure if these are good choices and if ok which is better. I want the best for Molly and want her to be happy and healthy. PLEASE HELP!!!
Do you have a PetSmart or Petco locally?
My girls have been on Pro Plan All Life Stages Performance/Sport always. Their breeder was very insistant that this is best for labs. There are endless discussions (and fights) on this forum and others, about poops, allergies, food recalls, etc. I can only tell you, I believe in KISS (keep it simple, stupid) philosophy. My dogs love it, they are healthy, their coats are beautiful, poops are consistantly firm, no allergies, etc., so we go with our breeder's recommendations and don't stress endlessly on the subject. Pro Plan Performance is available at Pet stores, not supermarkets.
Hope this helps.
Cornerstone's Lady Cassandra CGC (Cassie) and Cornerstone's Lady Rebecca CGC (Reba)
Born to love and be loved 7/31/2010
My 2 Labs are on Wellness CORE - which is not appropriate for a puppy. My foster is on a Pro Plan food and it thriving on it. Personally, I would not feed a Diamond brand food if it was free.
Sharon, Blaise and Diesel.
I honestly think it is really important to follow the advice of your breeder. They know what works for their dogs and they give you this info for a very good reason. $62 for 40 lbs is a good price and will last a long time. If it is a good quality food and you can get it I would stick with it. I do agree with Sharon, I would not feed any Diamond products. Personally I wouldn't feed Diamond if they gave it to me for free. Jumping on the food change rollercoaster is just a really bad idea and usually causes many more problems than necessary.
Maxx & Emma Jean
Ozzy - 10/16/02 - 06/28/11 - Always in my heart.
Sometimes the hardest part isn't letting go - but learning to start over.
are you sure you're not feeding too much?
sometimes cutting back a bit helps.
My puppy is almost 5 months now and he was having the same issues with soft stools. I had him on Diamond puppy also. I gradually switched him to Earthborn Holistic - Meadow Feast, and it really made a difference. It's around $50 for a 28 lb bag.
Todd, Yellow Lab, 1/4/13
Mr. Utley, Welsh Corgi, 2/20/02
No we dont. We live in emall rural area in western nebraska.