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What commercial food would you recommend for 3yr old shelties?

Discussion in 'Commercial Food' started by BryanAndLarrysMama, Mar 18, 2022.

  1. ghggp

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    I love the product to help with loose stools!
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  2. BryanAndLarrysMama

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    Yep, I added a tsp to their night snack and their morning potty was perfect. Same with their midday potty (they always do 3 times a day LOL). I think you're right, it's just a little bit of time and adjusting.

    I'm feeling really good about the Fromm food, though.
     
  3. BryanAndLarrysMama

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    Oh interesting! I've never seen this before! Sure would be better than opening an entire can for the few times we ever need it. I've put half the can into icecube trays in the freezer for when we need it. But this looks interesting. Are you using it as a daily supplement or just as needed?
     
  4. Piper's mom

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    I have pumpkin powder and I use it daily. Helps keep poop firm and much easier than opening a can of pumpkin!
     
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  5. BryanAndLarrysMama

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    I am definitely going to get some. I had no idea there was such a thing! Thank you all!
     
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  6. BryanAndLarrysMama

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    Well, a bit of an update. It's been a while now and little Bryan (ok, he's not so little at 38lbs LOL) has consistently mushy poops since switching to Fromm. Big Larry pretty much hates it. I added a little chicken topper to it and he tolerated it and this morning he decided nope, that's it, he's not eating it anymore. So we are switching them over to Pro Plan and we'll see how that goes. We could tell they would eventually just refuse the Fromm, since I pretty much have to song and dance to get them to eat it. Bryan eats it because he wants to make me happy, I'm sure. Larry just says no now. He's not unwell. He's eating other food just fine but nope, Fromm isn't their thing, I guess. We'll go to Pro Plan starting later today (making the gradual change over of course).
     
  7. ghggp

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    Liam is on Pro Plan and loves it
     
  8. BryanAndLarrysMama

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    Yeah I think we’ll be going to the Pro Plan. Are you using the Pro Plan Complete Essentials?

    I know changing foods takes time but a month of mushy poops and having to wipe bums and trick them into eating is just a drag. Clearly they just don’t want it. I hope the Pro Plan is the solution. They were on it as pups so I think they will do ok. Let’s hope it stops their constant farting too!

    oh I do have pumpkin powder coming! Should arrive next week.
     
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    He was on it when he came from the breeder. Liam gets soft stool sometimes and I also give him Slippery Elm which helps stop it.
    https://www.chewy.com/purina-pro-plan-3020-chicken-rice/dp/52635
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  10. Sharon7

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    We've been on Pro Plan for a couple of years now, they love it and do well on it. Faith's coat has an amazing shine. We do the Lamb and Oatmeal for Sensitive Skin and Stomach because the ingredients were closest to what we fed before the DCM issue (Wellness). Poops are good on that food for us.
     

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