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Sensitive Stomach Issues?

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Well I've been through 2 brands of food now and am having no luck with my dog. Let me break it down for you...I have a 9 month old lab mix. He is fully healthy.

When we first adopted him we fed him Blue Buffalo. His stools were probably firm about 75% of the time, although he would also have occasional diarrhea. During a two day span he had what seemed to be uncontrollable diarrhea. I was concerned and took him to the vet. The vet told me to get him off of Blue Buffalo and recommended a couple of brands...I chose California Natural.

He has been on California Natural for about 3 weeks now. During these 3 weeks his stool has been diarrhea about 85% of the time. I occasionally see some shape to it, but it is almost always runny. He has also began to have accidents in the house.

So basically, I can't afford to just trash 25 pounds of the California Natural. I can't afford a more expensive brand. I can't afford to take my dog back to the vet who seemed to give us bad advice. So now I am turning to you. What should I do in my situation? Thanks.
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Hi...so sorry to hear your dog is having problems.

I feed my guy Blue Buffalo and he seems to be doing fine. I also give him Boiled/Baked Chicken & Pot Roast/Beef Stew. He is 54 lbs -- I give him 1 Cup in the morning & 1/2 Cup at night with the Chicken or Beef. Occasionally his stool is soft -- one night he had a gas attack -- but the next morning his stool was back to normal. I'm not sure if it's the dog food -- or if he just has occasional gas.

His energy level is great, his coat is soft & shiny & has been shedding less.

I've heard that the Blue Buffalo Fish & Sweet Potato Formula is better for sensitive stomachs -- & also Blue Wilderness (which is high protein) ---maybe you should try them -- and only buy the small bags until you're sure (and if you buy them in Petsmart - they will let you return them if your dog has a problem)

If you don't want to go back to Blue Buffalo -- maybe you should look into a Light Formula for our dog -- and try some Canned Pumpkin for your dog when his stool is very soft -- it should help

Good Luck to you.:)
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