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Re: color vary in dog kibble [Re: middleofnowhere] #345356
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Hi Middle, I am all over the place LOL b/c I am new at this but I am gonna get another bag. thank you.

Re: color vary in dog kibble [Re: jlstudent1970] #345364
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I am so glad I found this forum everyone is so helpful. I wanted to add that the 2 weeks he ate this (lighter color) bag which he ate about 10lbs of it there was no issues, then onset diarrhea. this is why I am so confused. how can he eat it for 2 weeks with solid stools then bam diarrhea? I don't think I specified that in the other post.

Re: color vary in dog kibble [Re: jlstudent1970] #345365
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update I gave him some of the dry food last night with meat and rice to see what is what and today soft stool (brown color) but little orangey at the end and soft? help!

Re: color vary in dog kibble [Re: jlstudent1970] #345366
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Return that bag of dog food. Go back to meat and rice. Then try introducing the new bag of same formula - be sure it is from a different batch. AND just a little bit at a time. Maybe a handful or even start with 1/2 a handful.

So 2 weeks ok, then not ok on the food. Vet thought he had a bacterial infection in his gut, cleared up on rice and meat, returned with reintro of dry food. Maybe gut not clear enough, maybe something in this bag has caused the issue and the sensitivity developed over the first 10 pounds consumed and surfaced then on, what?, pound 11 let's say. He is now sensitive to whatever is in that bag of food or maybe it's the bug not clear enough and any dry food would = soft stool (at least not explosive d. - or not yet anyway.) That's speculation.

Re: color vary in dog kibble [Re: middleofnowhere] #345383
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Hi Middle, your right the vet called and he said when a dogs stomach is upset any dry food can make it worse. now the update so far, the vet said he has been getting an unusual amount of calls with dogs with diarrhea in my area. He said he thinks something is going around. Now Vonn seems better so I gave him back the food gradually and so far other than a soft stool yesterday, now he did not go yet so I think were okay. The vet said soft stool indicates he is getting better because it is not diarrhea. In this case it is probably not the food, keeping fingers crossed. And I did get another bag of food different lot# and date just incase. I will keep you posted. Thank you for taking the time to get back to me.

Re: color vary in dog kibble [Re: jlstudent1970] #345386
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It sounds like good news. And you're welcome. I know what it is to worry about one of the dogs.

Re: color vary in dog kibble [Re: middleofnowhere] #345389
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okay, he did go at 9pm last night and the first stool was more solid and the end was really soft. So food wise the night before he ate meat and rice and 1/2 cup of dry. and the next day (that's when he went at 9pm) he ate the same except for more dry about another 1/2 cup.

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Re: color vary in dog kibble [Re: jlstudent1970] #345391
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I forgot to mention when I gave him back the dry I used the one in question (lighter color one) just to make sure it is not the food. today I opened up the other bag and it is darker and the kibble is smaller, that is what I used before. So today I will use that one.

Re: color vary in dog kibble [Re: jlstudent1970] #345393
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Hey, Middle guess what I did, I put some of the lighter color kibble in one bag and the dark one in another bag, then I took it to a friend of mine and ask him to smell both and see what he thought. I did it to another friend and ask the same question. Both of them said it is definitely different in color and they both said the lighter color smelled stronger. The third is my dog, which turned his nose up at it and ate the dark one. What do you think about this?

Re: color vary in dog kibble [Re: jlstudent1970] #345403
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What's the expiration date on the bag? Did it by chance expire? Its also possible to get a bad bag of dog food, food that's gone bad. It happened to me once. Two of my three dogs ended up at the vets getting fluids amoungst other things. I was able to home treat my third dog. But as it turned out the food was bad. In my case the expiration date was in the future. But who's to say what happens to a bag of food once it leaves the manufacture and before it gets to you. Its just a thought.


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Re: color vary in dog kibble [Re: Shilohsmom] #345408
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I think your dog likes the darker kibble better. (That's obvious I suppose but I am tired.)

Re: color vary in dog kibble [Re: Shilohsmom] #345409
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Thank you for replying, and the expiration date is good. I am sorry for driving everyone crazy, but I am trying to figure this out. What is driving me nuts is it's either the food or something else. But the only thing I know for sure is that something is different with this food. Well anyway I started feeding him the dark color kibble which I just bought a new bag of. My concern is that if he does even better how will I know if the bags are gonna be consistent and I may end up back to were I started.

Re: color vary in dog kibble [Re: jlstudent1970] #345432
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Don't feel bad about asking questions. Clearly this is an issue we want to resolve. I'm not familiar with this brand but if you keep finding inconsistencies in the food I would suggest trying another brand.


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Re: color vary in dog kibble [Re: Shilohsmom] #345433
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HI Rose, I bought 3 small bags of this brand and two of them are the color I am used to and the other is the light color again, obviously this brand is not consistence as you mentioned so I am going to find another brand like you suggested. So I for now I am feeding the one that is the color I am used to and the dog is fine. So it turns out it was the food.
I am glad to have found at least 2 bags I can work with to do a transition.
Thank you
Joanne.

Re: color vary in dog kibble [Re: jlstudent1970] #345445
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Yeah, sounds like you either keep getting food from the same "off" batch, or that food is having a manufacturing problem.

Good luck finding a new food. You might also want to give some probiotics, like the mercola pet products, just as a bit of a tune-up to hopefully help ward off future problems.


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