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Old 01-20-2013, 02:19 PM
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It will get better, don't fret

To be honest, the new puppy poops 2x a day and pees like 6-8 times a day. Annnd he sleeps through the night. But that is ODD. I think part of it is the fact I have put him on a very strict routine right away and the first food I tried worked for him right away (the premade raw)

Remy on the other hand pooped all over the place all the time when she was young. The puppy probably does have an upset tummy and at night it might also be stress of being in the crate also. You should put a hot water bottle wrapped in one of your t-shirts in the crate and it might be better for calming. My puppy actually sleeps next to me in the bed now, which will probably be his place for the rest of his life. We are working on crate training during the day though.

I would agree that at this point I wouldn't add the TOTW yet and add rice. If you do add TOTW seriously only add maybe 2 or 3 mashed up kibbles in the mix. But rice might be better for now.
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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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I would switch to a dry puppy formula. Glad you are dumping the pedigree it is very bad food. Feeding the recommended amount in 3 small meals a day.If the pup does not like the crunch add a little warm water to the dry food. The dry food will help firm up the bowel movement. You might also want to check for parasites if the breeder did not worm. You just have to take a sample to the vet and ask for a parasite check.

Dietary Indiscretions Over eating or dietary indiscretion may irritate a dog's intestines, causing vomiting, diarrhea and bloody stools. Dogs must be switched to new foods gradually. If a diet change is done too sudden vomiting and diarrhea may take place. Other causes may be eating spoiled foods or food intolerance and allergies.
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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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Hi I would give her goats milk, until her tummy settles and then gradually give her the food you want to give her is it dry or wet,if it is dry put a little warm water as it will make it more appetising,my puppy is 6mths old and she has 1lb.8oz of tripe she is a fussy eater,and we chose tripe because its strong smelling,and we had to feed her something,as she was very nervous around food, so would think your puppy would only need a small amount and every dry food differs in recommendation,over here we have James Wellbeloved chicken & rice,turkey & rice,it is always recommended for puppies as it it is easily digestable,they have a good web site which may help.gemini
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