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Blue Buffalo and Loose Stools

I recently adopted a 7 month old lab shepherd mix puppy. The foster home told me that he was eating "Wellness Core Grain Free" dog food. The food is so expensive that I couldn't afford it. I don't have a problem buying natural foods (since my westie passed away from stomach cancer after being on supermarket brand) so I gradually switched him over to Blue Buffalo food since I could afford it. His stools are soft, not diarrhea, but what I've come to know as "moon pies." I was wondering if maybe this is a result of the food itself, that I'm feeding him too much (he's currently 48lbs) or the fact that the food isn't exactly grain free?

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Blue Buffalo is a great brand of food ! However , if you read the label , you will see that it has a lot of ingredients ! Try feeding him some white rice and boiled white chicken with some Cottage Cheese every few days till his system gets used to the new food ! This is common when you change foods ! Try the rice and chicken a few times and I think you'll be fine . Also "Natural Balance" low ingredient food is also good and not as expensive !

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idk...but I trust your judgement..star
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It worked for my Hound Dog !
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Thank you! I will try this, I know it's a good quality food which is why I was a little confused. He is very active and athletic - I take him to the park every day for an hour so I was pretty sure it wasn't the protein content causing the food. I used to give my westie a little rice when she had the same problem and it always worked :)
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Give him some canned pumpkin puree (NOT the pumpkin pie filling!) It contains fiber and good vitamins and should fix up tummy problems. We give it to our older dog for gas and a weak digestion.

Its also a young dog, so it could just be tummy issues from his system being young and still unbalanced.

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The blue buffalo may be too rich for your puppy depending on its protein levels in addition to type. Also, over feeding the puppy with it can cause the loose stool.

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Simply changing his diet can cause this problem.

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