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Old 05-13-2007, 08:09 AM
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Both dogs have been on Canidae for over a month.
They seem to poop in 2 stages. 1st time is usually okay, followed by loose stool. And man, does it stink!
The Collie mix still barfs every few days.
Any suggestions, or should we just be patient?
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Old 05-13-2007, 08:17 AM
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If you have been on it for a month and you have seen it getting worse from when you started, I would change foods.
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Old 05-13-2007, 10:23 AM
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Are you sure you aren't feeding too much? That all sounds like they are being overfed.

However, as Lizmo suggested, if it isn't working for you then switch foods. There are plenty of other great foods available.
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Old 05-13-2007, 10:35 AM
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That could very well be, Herschel.
The Collie mix was skin and bones when we got him, and we're trying to fatten him up a bit. His age is uncertain, but he sure acts like a growing puppy.
Both dogs are in the 50 lb. range.
How much and how often do you suggest?
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Old 05-13-2007, 10:54 AM
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How much and how often are you currently feeding him?

I would feed less, in more frequent meals to see if that helps
When I got Missy, my GSD, from the pound she was skin and bones! We tried to fatten her up, but the vet said to take it slow and she would gain in her own time. It was a hard concept for me to grasp - because my other dog is such a big eater I couldn't understand why my skinny dog wasn't eating a lot, or why she was still getting sick after she wasn't technically sick any more. We seriously had her for almost a year before she finally looked filled out good. But now, looking back, I'm glad she took her time. She not only looks healthier, but she is healthier
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Old 05-13-2007, 11:36 AM
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That could very well be, Herschel.
The Collie mix was skin and bones when we got him, and we're trying to fatten him up a bit. His age is uncertain, but he sure acts like a growing puppy.
Both dogs are in the 50 lb. range.
How much and how often do you suggest?
Thanks
Herschel is eco-dog or something. He's a little bit less than 20 lbs and we feed him 2/3 of a cup per day (1/3 of a cup in the morning, 1/3 of a cup at night). Canidae suggests 1 cup/day. He is extremely active so I'm not sure how he does it, but he won't eat if we feed him the full 1 cup!

For a 50lb dog, Canidae suggests a maximum of 2 cups/day. You could try feeding 2 meals of 3/4 cup to get a total of 1.5 cups/day. Or you could try splitting the two cups into three smaller meals.
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Old 05-13-2007, 03:00 PM
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Buster was the same way on Canidae.

35-40lbs and he ate a bit less than 1.5 cups, but you have to remember, he's a cattle dog type mix, he's more active than the majority of dogs I know.

2 cups sounds a right, if your dogs are active. If their couch potatoes, they need less, and 1.5 might be right.
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Old 05-13-2007, 06:43 PM
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Thank you, all.
It looks like I will have to force myself to save a little money and feed the boys less.
I've got a good pic of the "new guy" if someone would tell me how to post it.
He looks really cute - when he's not eating our couch.
Thanks again.
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Old 05-14-2007, 09:13 PM
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If the dog's weight is good try feeding the same amount of food over the course of the day but in more meals.
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