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Is this food no good?

Discussion in 'General Dog Discussions' started by Littlezoomie, Mar 12, 2018.

  1. Littlezoomie

    Littlezoomie Puppy

    I recently switched my dog over to Kirkland Brand Turkey and Sweet Potato from Chicken and Rice Royal Canin adult.

    The reason being that it is substantially cheaper and also apparently better for the dog at the same time per DogFood advisor is this site reliable by the way?

    My issue is my dog is now pooping 2-3 times a day from 1-2 times a day, and there is a lot more poop. It is fully formed but looser than before.

    Is this a sign of poor quality food and that it is just running through her with no real nutritional value?

    She began the transition about 3 weeks ago was fully transitioned for a few days now.
  2. Worg

    Worg Big Dog

    Natures Domain is better than their standard option, but neither are top shelf. I would suggest Fromm over kirkland, it may even be cheaper.
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  3. Sagebrush

    Sagebrush Good Dog

    I have had good results with Diamond products (Kirkland made by Diamond) for many different dogs. I find it to be the best bang for the buck. I also add raw food and quality canned from time to time to the dry.
    I would not go with fancy or "exotic" ingredients like the sweet potato. Just go with the Kirkland chicken and rice (same as what the dog WAS getting).
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  4. Littlezoomie

    Littlezoomie Puppy

    It is the Natures Domain - I know it isn't A+ quality but its supposed to be a decent enough B+ level food. I'm more concerned that if she is pooping more it's a sign that the food isn't good as her last food.
  5. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

    Neither of my dogs handle kibble with sweet potato very well. IDK why?
  6. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

    I don't think it means the food is not as good. It just means she isn't handling this one very well.
  7. Kit

    Kit Good Dog

    You can have the best food on paper, but if your dog doesn't do well on it, then it's not the RIGHT food.
    I fed Kirkland for several years and my dogs (at the time) did great on it. It wasn't the right food for Frankie.
    She did well on Nutrisource, so I made the switch and put all the dogs on that. Then they split from Chewy.com and Rosie needed a food in lower phosphorus. I've been going over numbers for the past year and finally settled on Nutro Max.
    THEN hubby saw Supreme Source at the grocery store yesterday. After a bit of research, turns out that Supreme Source was formed by former Merrick employees after Merrick was bought out by Purina. It's a 4 star rated food and under $26.50/bag.
    While it's higher phosphorus that I want to feed Rosie, we're going to try it for the other dogs and leave her on Nutro Max.
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  8. Littlezoomie

    Littlezoomie Puppy

    She has now started having to poop 3-4+ times per day which is very unusual and she can no longer hold it as well and has started having to go in the house off and on. I am going to see if it subsides for another 2 weeks but after that will be transitioning her back to her old food.
  9. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

    I wouldn't wait two weeks if it seems like it is getting worse.

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