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Old 11-05-2012, 01:15 PM
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Chloe is almost 8.5 months old. She weighs exactly 4.0 pounds and she's been that weight since the middle of August. She weighed 3.2 pounds and she had a growth spurt and went to 4.0 pounds and has stayed there. She hasn't gained any weight since then and her measurements are the same. She looks to be a healthy weight, but I'm sure she'll gain a little weight before being full grown because she is on the thin side.

She has always eaten Fromm puppy since the first week we brought her home. She's always had very small non-smelly poops. The last 2 weeks her poops are suddenly much much bigger and they smell more now. When I come home from work I can smell them from being on her pad. And this used to not be an issue. They look normal. Just bigger and smellier. Could it be that she's ready to move to adult food? There have been absolutely no changes in her diet prior to this happening. We feed zero table scraps and minimal treats. After this started happening I have feed her two raw chicken wings for the first time and her poops after those we're tiny. I don't want to commit to raw full time, but I'm ok with it a few times a week for dinner. I'm thinking about moving her to Ziwipeak to see how she does. That's what we give her for treats so we have some already. Does anyone know why she is suddenly not tolerating the food she's been on for about 6 months?


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I don't know but I switched my Pug, before I got Ike, to Fromm from Blue Buffalo, didn't it slowly, her poop got really soft and stinky and she was passing gas something awful. I put her back on Blue Buffalo and things went back to normal. I put Ike on the Puppy Blue Buffalo and he is doing well. I have not tried my dogs yet on raw foods or treats, might try the treats, but I don't want to rock the boat again.
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Have you tried the grain free varieties from Fromm? I don't think the puppy one is grain free. We rotate between the 4 grain free varieties and all 3 of my chis do great on it. They have surf and turf, salmon tunalini, free game bird, and beef frittata.


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No she only eats the puppy version because so many people told me she needs to stay on puppy food until she's a year old. I'm thinking she's needing to switch off of the puppy kind though.


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Leo just turned 9 months old and he's been on the grain free adult food since he was 8 weeks old. Fromm adult is recommended for all life stages. I wanted to start Leo on puppy Fromm but when I asked a few local holistic dog store owners they said there was no need to feed the puppy version if I am choosing to feed Fromm. They told me to feed more than the recommended amount bc he was a baby and that was it. He did great on it then and still eats it today. You can definitely switch her now.


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Meant to say Leo has been on Fromm grain free adult food*


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Thanks Zorana! I've been thinking that she would be fine to switch for awhile now, but the manager at the store I get her Fromm from kept saying I shouldn't. Normally, she's great about answering my questions, but I just didn't like her answer on this one. This makes me feel better about it. I'm thinking I might still want to try Ziwipeak, just to see how she does on it, but I haven't decided yet.
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No problem! I completely understand wanting to try the Ziwipeak, they say its the best! Let me know how she likes it! I tried it a couple years ago, mojo loved it but I couldn't get Lola to touch it. I even skipped meals, locked her in the bathroom w it, ect and she wouldn't go near it. I think the texture threw her off bc she won't go near raw either. Good luck!!


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