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Old November 5th, 2008, 09:21 AM
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We finally switch Georges to holistic food and he seems to be happy. Poops all good Not less gassy though, but less smelly...
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Old November 5th, 2008, 09:25 AM
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We finally switch Georges to holistic food...
The term "holistic" is used very loosely. I know of a sales rep for Bil-Jac who said their food is "holistic."

If you switched to a "grain-free" food with the appropriate protein % then the gas would likely be eliminated. "Holistic" has nothing to do with it.
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Old November 5th, 2008, 09:30 AM
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we bought Eagle Pack Holistic Select http://www.eaglepack.com/Pages/HS_Chicken.html
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Old November 5th, 2008, 09:42 AM
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LOL-it contains TONS OF GRAINS. Of course he's still going to have gas. GRAINS are very hard on the canine digestive system.
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Old November 5th, 2008, 09:54 AM
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well at least he doesnt have diarrhea anymore...
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Old November 5th, 2008, 10:44 PM
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well at least he doesnt have diarrhea anymore...
Yes, that is wonderful. He is just so adorable.
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Old November 5th, 2008, 10:55 PM
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I am glad that Georges doesn't have diarrhea anymore but I agree with Goldens4Ever and you should consider switching him to a grain free kibble.

Btw, Georges is adorable.
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Old November 6th, 2008, 07:29 AM
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We have look for grain free food for him but didnt find any in our area... The brands that Purpledomino posted are not distributated here well except wellness but they don't have a grain free puppy diet... my lil Georges is just 4 months old...
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Old November 6th, 2008, 02:01 PM
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We have look for grain free food for him but didnt find any in our area... The brands that Purpledomino posted are not distributated here well except wellness but they don't have a grain free puppy diet... my lil Georges is just 4 months old...
Here is the store locator for Orijen....

http://www.championpetfoods.com/orij...reListing.aspx

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Profil Canin Inc

161 St Vallier Quest

Quebec, QC G1K 1J9

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Old November 6th, 2008, 05:47 PM
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.... lil Georges is just 4 months old...

Ah, just 4 months old. He is just precious!!!!!!

Send more pictures!!
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Old November 7th, 2008, 08:59 AM
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thanks rainbow! i saw that yesterday looking for orijen
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Old November 7th, 2008, 12:58 PM
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Good luck....it's a great choice.
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Old November 13th, 2008, 07:30 AM
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i went and bought Orijen for puppy yesterday... we don't know yet if it will work cuz we are still using the hollistic kibble too... but there's not much left... so by next week, we will know and hopefully see a difference!
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Old November 19th, 2008, 07:16 AM
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Georges has been eating Orijen puppy formula for a week now... his poop is still very soft and man he's smellier than ever when he has gas... we wanted to die the other night!!! soooooooo smelly So, i don't believe he has gas cuz of the grain!!!
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Old November 19th, 2008, 07:41 AM
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Orijen is significantly higher in protein, so it has to be mixed with the current food for 3-4 weeks. High protein diets can cause very soft stools & excess gas, just like they do in humans if introduced to quickly. Only being on that food for 1 week is not near enough time for his stomach to adjust to it. Because he's had problems with soft stools & gas for so long, it should not be surprising to you that a super high protein diet is effecting him in this way. You are jumping to conclusions about a situation that you do not understand....Again, it needs to be mixed for 3-4 weeks & worked in very, very slowly.
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Old November 19th, 2008, 07:52 AM
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aww okay thanks!
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Old November 20th, 2008, 12:17 AM
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Actually I have heard from several members that they do much better with switching to the high protein/low carb foods when it is done without mixing . In some dogs they don't do well when the two are mixed but are fine when switched directly (should fast overnight at least). You can also add pumpkin to begin with to help if needed.
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Old November 20th, 2008, 08:39 AM
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we're going to keep giving him Orijen for a while... we'll see...
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Old November 20th, 2008, 11:22 AM
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When I switched my Rhodesians to Orijen, they were very smelly for the first three months. Part of that is the body ridding itself of toxins built up from lesser quality foods [and they were on premium foods!]--so a few weeks is certainly not too much to see the difference in your pup.

The biggest arguements against high protein foods are based on the problems high protein dervived from grains and additives cause---the high protein in Orijen is from meat, so it will not cause issues such as growth problems or kidney problems. Also, the ingredients are Canadian and the plant produces only Acana and Orijen, which keeps the food safe from some of the poisons in additives problems other foods have had in the recent past.

It takes time, but it is VERY worth it to read ingredients--for humans AND pets.
Your pup will smell while his body adjusts to the better food, but unless he has an uncommon allergy to an ingredient in the Orijen, he will be much healthier in the long run. He is an adorable baby--good luck and give him a big hug from me!
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Old November 20th, 2008, 01:03 PM
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thanks for the explanation! I'll give him a big hug once i'm home! He's not as adorable as he use to be cuz of the 2 cherry eyes but he's getting operated on tuesday! He's getting his nuts cut too! Can wait to see him with a cone!!!
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Old December 2nd, 2008, 08:48 AM
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Georges seems to go well with the Orijen food... It's been 3 weeks now and he's finally pooping right... he's the cutest when his pooping having a lil bit of his tongue out
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its "cute" now cuz he's still small and poops are still small... Wait til he grows up... NOT SO CUTE...
Glad he's doing better! Pretty much puppies are an experiment to find out what works best with their sensitive tummies, eventually we all get it right!
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Georges seems to go well with the Orijen food... It's been 3 weeks now and he's finally pooping right... he's the cutest when his pooping having a lil bit of his tongue out
Awesome.
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Scathach, I think you have done a great job of asking questions and trying to make informed decisions about your first puppy. I also think that Orijen is a fantastic choice and gives your dog a great chance at a happy healthy life.

I assume the cherry eye and neuter went well.

I think you need to definitely post more pictures in a picture thread. Puppies grow so fast and we don't want to miss anything
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Old December 2nd, 2008, 01:04 PM
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Everything went well with the surgeries! He's alright, but a bit miserable. He still has his cone and will have it till saturday! 4 mores days to go.
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LMAO

The always look soooooo pathetic with that thing on!!!!

Glad he is doing well!
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Old December 2nd, 2008, 01:16 PM
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he had the same pathetic look before the cone! it came with the breed It sure helps him getting everything he want!
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Old December 2nd, 2008, 01:23 PM
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he had the same pathetic look before the cone! it came with the breed It sure helps him getting everything he want!


And, he IS absolutely adorable.

Glad the surgeries went well and that the Orijen is working out for him.
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