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Old 09-06-2015, 07:11 PM   #11 (permalink)
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We are soon going down to feeding 3 times a day,the daily amount will remain unchanged until we increase more as she grows.

If the poo is soft he is maybe getting too much or the food may not be suiting. He shouldn't really be pooing for Britain though.

Different foods will suit different dogs and there is so much to choose from. Have you checked out reviews for different brands?

Some foods will have more fillers than others to bulk them out.
When we were looking it was going to be between Millies and Simpsons,Millies was chosen and Cola loves it. It has a good meat content and no grains/rice. I'm happy with it,cola likes it and her pops are great(you know what I mean) firm,not smelly and she doesn't poo loads.
I am not sure what the daily amount should be. On one hand were told to feed a couple of handfuls, then our vet said fill the bowl up and Milo should leave some! Does she know he is a Labrador

He is also a whingy puppy no matter how much exercise, toys, games, food, cuddles he has had so this makes us worry that he is hungry. Milo poo's a lot, he will have 2-3 poo's every time he goes but more often than not normal looking, reasonably firm, sausage shape (easily picked up) and then the odd more soft one throughout the day. I have looked on here at various threads but unsure what brand to try and worry it will upset him further plus at this rate we will be able to open up our own branch of Pets at Home
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Completely confusing! If it's not insurance it's food! There are too many products on the market.

We tried JWB and wanted to ideally stick with it but his poo's were very soft on the turkey/chicken and rice and he threw up the fish JWB because he refuses to chew anything and the kibble is bigger even though it is still for a puppy. So we tried Royal Canin and all is well but he does poo an awful lot mostly normal though and he has very smelly wind which I read is down to diet so we are considering changing again but this isn't good for him.

Hope you got on ok at the vets.
We did thanks, Gibbs is now 15 kilos

How long have you tried your pup on the food? It can take a good few weeks to acclimatise and for little tums to settle down on the new food.

We found that the first poo of the day was quite firm and then they got looser as the day went on so we reduced the amount to approximately 150g (weighing it rather than doing it by eye as we then found out we were giving way too much food) three times a day and now, five days later, Gibbs is doing firm poos twice/three times a day.

We are lucky though as Gibbs tends to take his time with the food, in the morning he would rather have a cuddle than his breakfast!

You know, I never ever thought I would be so interested in dog poo!
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Are you using Burns? How do you find it and what is the kibble size like? Burns has been recommended to us as we have had a few issues with food since getting Milo. Currently we are feeding Royal Canin.
Yes, I have used Burns from the start for both of mine. Coco was fine on it but Griffin was very skinny and I had to supplement the Burns for him, I used additional foods and swapped him to JWB for a while. Both are on Burns full time now though and due to Coco's allergies I have switched them from Burns Canine Alert chicken & rice (VAT free, aimed at assistance dogs) to Burns Choice fish and maize. Be warned that it can be difficult to put weight on a dog with Burns and it doesn't suit all. It has been developed to create slow growth so it takes longer for puppies to fill out.

Kibble size isn't tiny but they do a puppy bites variety if you want smaller kibble. If you email the "contact us" on the Burns site they will probably send you some free samples, some literature and maybe a money off voucher.
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We did thanks, Gibbs is now 15 kilos

How long have you tried your pup on the food? It can take a good few weeks to acclimatise and for little tums to settle down on the new food.

We found that the first poo of the day was quite firm and then they got looser as the day went on so we reduced the amount to approximately 150g (weighing it rather than doing it by eye as we then found out we were giving way too much food) three times a day and now, five days later, Gibbs is doing firm poos twice/three times a day.

We are lucky though as Gibbs tends to take his time with the food, in the morning he would rather have a cuddle than his breakfast!

You know, I never ever thought I would be so interested in dog poo!
Glad the vets visit went well

Well he has suffered a fair bit with vomiting and the poo's plus he has had worms so he has had a break from all dog food (vets advice) and has spent a fair bit of time on chicken, rice and white fish. We started introducing the Royal Canin back into his diet within the last 2 weeks and it's only been the last couple of days where he is now having Royal Canin only and bigger portions 3 times a day. It's a nightmare, just when he gets settled he's either sick or has the poo's. But he was on the Royal Canin for a week or so prior to the sickness etc. I had a look on the Royal Canin bag and it says 339g per day for a 5 month old pup (that's up to 25kg adult weight up until 12 months old). JWB is 375g for the same. What brand do you feed Gibbs (sorry if you have already said). How old is Gibbs?

Can I ask you, with regards to worms/flea treatment what do you use? We were given Advocate but that was all and then Milo had worms where the vet should've advised to use an additional worming tablet from what I've heard. We give Milo Advocate monthly but should we also give an additional worming tablet and if so should this be monthly too? Or will a normal worming tablet suffice along with the spot on for fleas? Why don't they just offer one product that covers everything?!!
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Yes, I have used Burns from the start for both of mine. Coco was fine on it but Griffin was very skinny and I had to supplement the Burns for him, I used additional foods and swapped him to JWB for a while. Both are on Burns full time now though and due to Coco's allergies I have switched them from Burns Canine Alert chicken & rice (VAT free, aimed at assistance dogs) to Burns Choice fish and maize. Be warned that it can be difficult to put weight on a dog with Burns and it doesn't suit all. It has been developed to create slow growth so it takes longer for puppies to fill out.

Kibble size isn't tiny but they do a puppy bites variety if you want smaller kibble. If you email the "contact us" on the Burns site they will probably send you some free samples, some literature and maybe a money off voucher.
Sorry I missed your reply. Ok thank you I didn't know that about weight gain. I would like to go back to JWB I think as it's one of the best as far as I know? I wonder if Milo's upset tummy was down to the worms all along but because we hadn't seen any sign of worms until weeks later and he was fine in himself bouncing around we thought it was down to his food.
I don't think Royal Canin is too bad either? Having looked at both bags feeding guidelines JWB amount per day is higher, is this a good or a bad thing quality wise? Royal Canin says 339g per day and divided over 3 meals doesn't seem like much?

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http://www.allaboutdogfood.co.uk/sea...?q=Royal+canin

This site can be helpful when looking at different brands Some foods can be similar priced but have big differences in ingredients.
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http://www.allaboutdogfood.co.uk/sea...?q=Royal+canin

This site can be helpful when looking at different brands Some foods can be similar priced but have big differences in ingredients.
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http://www.allaboutdogfood.co.uk/sea...?q=Royal+canin

This site can be helpful when looking at different brands Some foods can be similar priced but have big differences in ingredients.
Shocked at the info provided for Royal Canin!! Heard it was one of the better brands but there are lots of ingredients listed in red, it has a poor rating out of 5 and contains allergy causing ingredients too. Defo some research to be done! Thanks for this it's an eye opener
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Shocked at the info provided for Royal Canin!! Heard it was one of the better brands but there are lots of ingredients listed in red, it has a poor rating out of 5 and contains allergy causing ingredients too. Defo some research to be done! Thanks for this it's an eye opener
There are a lot of foods out there and hopefully be the site will be a good help

I noticed Royalcanin didn't have very good reviews,there are better quality ones out there. Some may look unite expensive but you may find you will feed a lot less so it actually evens out
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There are a lot of foods out there and hopefully be the site will be a good help

I noticed Royalcanin didn't have very good reviews,there are better quality ones out there. Some may look unite expensive but you may find you will feed a lot less so it actually evens out
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Thank you.

Sorry to come back with yet another question but the issue I have now is we are low on Royal Canin was off to pick some more up today but after reading that last night I am reluctant to give it to Milo anymore. But I know that I can't just put him straight onto a new brand so do I buy 2 bags (1 of Royal Canin and 1 of something else) or do I buy a new bag of something and some chicken and do half and half for a couple of days? Arrrgh!
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