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Old 03-31-2005, 07:58 PM
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Question Science Diet made puppy sick

I got my puppy 4 days ago. Since they were feeding her Science Diet I decided to continue feeding her the same. I had heard before that it is not a very good food, but I didnt want to change it because she was already used to it.

She got sick and I took her to the vet who said it was the food that made her sick. He only recomends raw food diets, so he wont tell me which dry dog food is better. I have been reading online about dog foods and have decided to try Innova puppy.

Should I change her food a little at a time? or should I just start feeding the Innova puppy food tomorrow? My puppy is a miniature poodle. Any advice would be great!
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Old 03-31-2005, 08:00 PM
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Good for you for looking into it.

Innova EVO is the best. If you can't get that there other products are really good as well. They make it to be as close to eating raw as possible.

I think it's best to change their food over gradually. Some dogs are fine eating a variety of food... my dogs are. But some are more sensitive. Hope that helps
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Old 03-31-2005, 08:04 PM
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Truthfully, I'd go ahead and make the switch to the Innova. You might have a few days of loose stools, but that will pass and she'll be much, much better off.

I am so glad to hear a vet call Science DIEt what it is!
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Old 03-31-2005, 08:04 PM
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Yeah. Mix in a little of the Innova food at a time with the science diet, increasing the amout of Innova and decreasing the amount of science diet every day until your pup is eating 100% Innova food.

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Old 03-31-2005, 08:09 PM
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Well if she's getting sick, I agree with Renee just change straight away!
With Mordy's help am looking into a raw food diet for Gustav!
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Old 03-31-2005, 10:50 PM
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since your puppy is having trouble already, i would switch from the science diet without transitioning. start with the innova puppy (excellent choice by the way ) right away tomorrow and don't look back.

one thing you need to be aware of is that the innova is so much more concentrated tho, so do not feed the same amount of it as you were feeding of the science diet. this is very important, or you could end up having even more trouble.

i don't know which science diet food you were feeding, but assuming it was puppy food too, one cup of it has 375 kcal - while innova puppy has 500 kcal per cup. so you will be feeding only about 3/4 the total amount of science diet.
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Old 04-01-2005, 12:17 AM
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I want your vet. Mine complains at me all the time for feeding raw. He feeds his dogs cooked garbage, and he wonders why he has to deal with so much cancer in his patients! The best vet school in the country is just down the road...all of them can't be on the take from the big food corporations, can they?!
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Old 04-01-2005, 08:07 PM
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lol I was gonna say..I WANT YOUR VET TOO
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Old 04-02-2005, 10:50 AM
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I agree that you should just change to Innova right away...but like what Renee has mentioned, your puppy will be having loose stool as the body system is adjusting to the new food...after a few days your pup should be fine.

Feed your pup abt 4-5 times a day, giving small portions each time which will not sum up to the usual amount of the science diet that you had been giving.
Give her abt almost a week to get use to the new food and her stool should be back to normal. After that, you can increase her amount slowly.

My pup was like that too when I switched her food immediately. Now she is all fine!
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Old 04-03-2005, 11:15 AM
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I did switch her food the next day, and she didnt even get loose stool. She is feeling much better on the Innova puppy food! Thank You for all the great advice.
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