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Old 01-19-2013, 11:46 AM
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Over-feeding puppy?

I just brought Envy home on Thursday, and the breeder had her on Pedigree puppy canned...I know it's a horrible food, but I am feeding her what we have left before switching her to Taste of the wild...I want her to be comfortable and used to her new home before switching.

I read the directions on the can and the can said up to 5lbs feed up to 1 can. Envy is about 3.5lbs right now at 7 weeks old. I'm feeding her twice a day, and was seeing that I was feeding a half can a day between those 2 feedings.

She ended up with really runny poop, tinged slightly with blood, and just pooping A LOT!! I think I have been over feeding her? What do you think? Also what would be an appropriate amount? I gave her like 3-4 teaspoon's this morning which only skimmed the top of the can lol so I'm hoping that now I'm not feeding her too little. I'm not used to feeding canned dog food to such a little puppy so I can use all the help I can get!

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There shouldn't be blood in her poop, I would honestly call the vet about that.

My puppy was on Purina (dry) puppy food when I got him and he was scooting all over the place and straining so hard to poop. I actually switched him cold turkey to premade raw and nothing went wrong. You can always try soaking some TOTW (just like 10-20 kibbles) and then throw it in a blender with some of the wet food and switch over like that. Wet food + puppies have always ended badly for me (poo explosions) so I avoid it all together. I would start making the switch now personally.

How big are the cans of food?
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I'd call the doctor and I'd go ahead and start the transition to a better food. The blood in the poop for a puppy could be something that needs vet care.
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I will definitely contact the vet about the blood. I do know that she was just wormed with strongid on Wednesday. And I will go ahead and start making the switch then.

As far as explosive poops on canned, she has been on canned dog food since she was a month old. The breeder supplemented their feedings with it so it's not like she is still getting used to it. I also feed my min pin canned dog food, he won't eat dry dog food lol I guess he is just pampered. I would have done prey model raw but had some negative experiences with my Saint Bernard on raw, so we are just feeding TOTW and a few others as part of our rotation.

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i would caution you about making the switch so quickly, it can lead to more upset... especially when switching from something so nutritionally poor, as pedigree, to something really rich, like TOTW. especially since there is possibility of tummy upset at present. that could just be from the wormer, and not necessarily the food. just keep in mind that no matter what you feed, often when a dog's tummy is upset, it takes much longer than you might think for it to heal again. usually, for older dogs, i would recommend switching to a bland, boiled chicken, rice and yogurt diet, until their tummy settles, then very slowly working their regular food back in... not sure how that would affect a growing puppy, but you may want to ask your vet about it.

just to offer some of my experience, both my dogs tend to have sensitive tummies, i feed dry, store bought kibble and wet homemade food. i've found that they make the switches between kibbles much more comfortably since i started making the homemade food... sometimes i will up the fiber content of their homemade diet, or just top off their meals with something like banana or pumpkin and extra yogurt, i've found that adding these things helps to prevent tummy upset for my boys... not sure if that helps you or not, but i thought i'd throw it out there



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i would caution you about making the switch so quickly, it can lead to more upset... especially when switching from something so nutritionally poor, as pedigree, to something really rich, like TOTW. especially since there is possibility of tummy upset at present. that could just be from the wormer, and not necessarily the food. just keep in mind that no matter what you feed, often when a dog's tummy is upset, it takes much longer than you might think for it to heal again. usually, for older dogs, i would recommend switching to a bland, boiled chicken, rice and yogurt diet, until their tummy settles, then very slowly working their regular food back in... not sure how that would affect a growing puppy, but you may want to ask your vet about it.

just to offer some of my experience, both my dogs tend to have sensitive tummies, i feed dry, store bought kibble and wet homemade food. i've found that they make the switches between kibbles much more comfortably since i started making the homemade food... sometimes i will up the fiber content of their homemade diet, or just top off their meals with something like banana or pumpkin and extra yogurt, i've found that adding these things helps to prevent tummy upset for my boys... not sure if that helps you or not, but i thought i'd throw it out there
Yeah I don't plan on switching cold turkey, I like to take a whole 30 days of slowly adding the new food in. I called my vet and he said that as long as she is eating, drinking and playing she can wait until Monday to be seen for the blood in her stool. He too thinks it's from the de-worming and the stress from the new home. I didn't think to ask about the bland chicken and rice food, but come Monday if she is still having issues with her tummy I will make sure to ask.

I think I was over feeding her, the can's of the puppy pedigree are 13.2 ounces and she was getting half a can a day until I realized I may have been over feeding her. This time around I think I gave her about 2 tablespoons for breakfast.
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Yes...sometimes they put too much food on the guidelines b/c the more food you feed, the more money they make.

My pup was on a food I didn' tlike and didn't have easy access to, so I switched almost right away and he was fine. This pup hasn't had any tummy issues so far...iron gut.

Glad your call to the vet was good
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This morning has been a LONG morning so far. I don't know what I'm doing wrong as a puppy mom.

Envy POOPS and POOPS in her crate. Now I understand 150% that she is so young that holding herself is near impossible. My issue is that I feed her at 6pm and we go to bed, which means I put her in the crate at around 11pm-midnight. I get up EVERY 2 hours as I set my alarm and I let her go potty, by 6am I am up for the day and I STILL find poop and pee in her crate. I figured waking up every 2 hours to let her potty would help with this situation?

I'm not over feeding her anymore....her breeder told me to give her 3tbs of food twice a day. Now I also noticed that when I put her outside during the day and after eating her poop is still slightly runny and orange colored. At night in her crate it is semi-solid(pretty solid for canned food) and normal colored. Could it be stress causing her belly issues?

Today will be the first day I start incorporating TOTW into her diet. I am going to add a single tsp of the kibble to the pedigree twice a day and up it by 1 tsp every 3 days until she is completely switched over. This pooping business is for the...erm dogs.

Edit- I do not monitor her water intake during the day, but I do take the water away at 7pm. hoping her bladder is pretty empty by bed time...

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well, it sounds like she does have an upset tummy... it might be from the canned food, you might want to add something to help firm it up a bit, maybe a little bit of rice. personally i wouldn't add the TOTW until her poops firmed up a little bit.

how big is her kennel? often, if they are too big, a puppy will learn that they ca go in the far end. it could also be that she is stressing out from being put in the kennel, it is hard to say. but for some dogs, this is pretty scary for them. she may need a middle of the night potty trip for a couple weeks, until her tummy feels better and she is a bit older and better able to control her bowels. the most important thing is that you figure out how to prevent her from going in the kennel now, that is not a habit you want her to learn, much easier to prevent than to train away.

what's her evening like after you feed her?



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