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    JColvin102 is offline Junior Member
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    My lab is 8 months old and I have been feeding him pro plan since I got him at 2 months. I'm slowly switching him to blue buffalo (25% at a time over a few weeks). Since I switched him he has been having very soft stools. Best way I can describe it is like soft serve ice cream. I always hear this is normal for a lot of dogs to have soft stools when switching, but how long should I expect it to last before I should be concerned?

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    Honestly, I would go back to the Pro Plan ASAP! I would not not feed Blue Buffalo myself. Was there a reason for switching?
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    Just some recommendations on how it's supposed to be "better" or "healthier" (which a lot of times I know is very objective depending on who you talk to). I guess it's a good thing I just a bought a small bag.

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    I disagree that it is a better food, I personally don't know anyone who has fed it with success. Many use Pro Plan with great results, as long as you are not using the "shredded" varieties. My son used to manage a pet store and they would put foods that were at the expiration date out back for the birds and strays and they would leave behind the "blue" pieces of the BB and they would not disintegrate for months, regardless of the weather conditions. Makes you wonder...
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    I agree. Go back to ProPlan. Was dog doing good when you were feeding proplan? If your dog is healthy I wouldnt change it.

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    Chicken, brewers rice, poultry by-product meal (natural source of glucosamine), corn gluten meal, whole grain wheat, animal fat preserved with mixed-tocopherols (form of vitamin E), whole grain corn, corn germ meal, brewers dried yeast, fish meal (natural source of glucosamine), animal digest,

    Yes, go back to the food containing "animal digest."

    Was the protein source of the Pro Plan and BB the same? Is the BB higher calorie?

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