I changed the dog's food from Purina one to Kibbles and Bits. Last night Parker got me up three times to go, this was after he left me mushy presents in the kitchen and dining room. And he was hyper as heck, like he ate a two pound Hershey bar or something else sugary. I let him out around 1 3 and then 5. At 3 I went out with him and sat on the swing. He then gets his LOUD squeaky Wubba and proceeds to squeak the heck out of it all over the yard and want me to throw it, bouncing around in the dark. I yelled at him to get in there which he didn't so I left him out there alone in the dark for about 15 minutes at which point hubs went down and the little shit pranced right in.
Could the kibbles and bits be causing the diarrhea and hyperactivity.
Kibbles and Bits id not a quality food. I would go back to the Purina One.
Maxx & Emma Jean
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Of course it is. It would be like giving your kids a whole crap load of Captain Crunch instead of real food and then wondering why they are hyper.
LOL! Did you read the ingredients before you switched? Regular old Dog Chow is a better choice than Kibbles and Bits.
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Mombear, feed whatever works best for your dog. Dog food is a religion/voodoo for many here. Stick with a food for a while to let your dog adjust. If after several weeks your dog is still having issues cycle another food in.
Kibbles N Bits is mostly sugar. So yes, is the answer to your question.
I normally say feed what works, but that food is crap. His body is telling you it's crap.
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I didn't know they put corn syrup in dog food, thats a new one for me....
But yes, more sugar and starches and possibly food colorings could cause hyperactivity. Any dog food changes should be done over minimum a week period gradually mixing, 14 days if possible, so if you changed too quickly that definitely could cause the diarrhea.
Kibbles & Bits Original formula ingredients:
Corn, soybean meal, beef & bone meal, ground wheat, animal fat (BHA used as preservative), corn syrup, water sufficient for processing, wheat middlings, animal digest (source of chicken flavor), propylene glycol, salt, hydrochloric acid, potassium chloride, caramel color, sorbic acid (used as a preservative), sodium carbonate, minerals (ferrous sulfate, zinc oxide, manganous oxide, copper sulfate, calcium iodate, sodium selenite), choline chloride, vitamins (vitamin E supplement, vitamin A supplement, niacin supplement, D-calcium pantothenate, riboflavin supplement, pyridoxine hydrochloride, thiamine mononitrate, vitamin D3 supplement, folic acid, biotin, vitamin B12 supplement), titanium dioxide (color), calcium sulfate, yellow 5, red 40, yellow 6, BHA (used as a preservative), DL-methionine.
Purina One Large Breed Ingredients:
Chicken, brewers rice, poultry by-product meal (natural source of glucosamine), corn gluten meal, whole grain wheat, whole grain corn, soy flakes, animal fat preserved with mixed-tocopherols (form of Vitamin E), pea fiber, oat meal, soybean meal, fish meal (natural source of glucosamine), animal digest, glycerin, calcium phosphate, salt, calcium carbonate, caramel color, potassium citrate, Vitamin E supplement, choline chloride, potassium chloride, zinc sulfate, L-Lysine monohydrochloride, L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (source of Vitamin C), ferrous sulfate, sulfur, manganese sulfate, niacin, Vitamin A supplement, copper sulfate, calcium pantothenate, thiamine mononitrate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, garlic oil, Vitamin B-12 supplement, riboflavin supplement, calcium iodate, Vitamin D-3 supplement, folic acid, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of Vitamin K activity), biotin, sodium selenite.
Reece DOB 5/1/2013
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