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ilovemypets
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From:Tennessee, USA
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posted 06-10-2003 07:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ilovemypets     Edit/Delete Message
I know Science Diet is a bad food. This is why I am switching him to "foster & smith" puppy food. My sister researched it and found it to be very good. Now my question: I'm trying to mix S/D with my new food so it doesn't upset his stomach. The problem is he only picks out the new food and leaves the S/D! Needless to say mixing isn't working....So any suggestions? Thanks!

BTW he is a about 2 lb maltese male puppy (dont know if you needed to know that)

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TinaK12
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posted 06-10-2003 09:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for TinaK12     Edit/Delete Message
Hi there!

You might want to try adding something to the mixture that will allow the different branks to blend better, so your puppy cannot pick out the 'good stuff'. For example, you might want to add a little Yogurt to your mixture, along with some water. It will make it like a sort of stew. As far as the yogurt, add maybe a tablespoon. Did you know that Yogurt will help reduce your dogs tendency for gas?

Also, when you mix the different brands, start with an 80/20 ratio (with the yogurt and water). Slowly begin to reduce the S/D brand and increase the new brand. It will probably take about a month before your puppy is off the S/D and on the good stuff.


Hope these suggestions help! Good Luck!
TinaK

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Maisey
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posted 06-11-2003 01:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Maisey     Edit/Delete Message
OK! I have to ask...I have a 50 something pound 7 month old puppy with gas that could anesthetize a whole nation of people and living things! I was thinking about trying Beeno, lol. How much yogurt should I add to his food a day? He eats two times a day. I will try anything!

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TinaK12
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posted 06-11-2003 07:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for TinaK12     Edit/Delete Message
Maisey,
My brother has a 60 pound Golden Retreiver, and I have a 60 pound Mixed Breed. We both add about a tablespoon to the dog's food.

I was a little skeptical about the whole Yogurt thing, but I have to admit that my dog used to have some major problems too! But ever since I've been adding the Yogurt, there are no problems. I will usually go to the store and buy a big container of either plain or vanilla. That will last about 2 weeks. It's good to add the water too, since a lot of dogs don't get all they need throughout the day.

Give the yogurt a try and let me know how it goes!

Tina

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Jas

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posted 06-11-2003 09:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jas     Edit/Delete Message
yogurt is good for dogs, contains the "good" bacteria and better if the yogurt is plain or naturally sweetened (no sugar added).

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Maisey
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posted 06-12-2003 04:04 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Maisey     Edit/Delete Message
Thanks so much! I'll be ordering a life supply in the morning. I will add the water..but I have to tell you, my pup drinks plenty of water, I just think he loses much of it on the floor or on me as he thunders into my lap afterwards.

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