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I have read so much about different kibbles,different diets etc,and right now,being as we´re having an issue with the "kids" eating their poop,I´m seriously thinking about taking them off of "Royal canin yorkshire terrier junior" and changing them to a more digestable diet to see if that will help or even solve the problem.

At first,I wanted to change them to Origen puppy because it sounded like a wonderful kibble,but a few people from a different forum (Spanish) told me that this kibble makes their stools very soft and very smelly.So now,I am wondering if I should go out of my way and prepare my own "dog food" like other people do.

Does anyone know of a some recipies? Or sites where I can read up on how to prepare the food? Also,yorkshire terriers have beautiful long coats,so I have to make sure that the new food I choose does its job in caring for the skin and the coat too..so would I have to suppliment with something?
Any advice would be wonderful!
 

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I would search for resources on the raw diet if you wanted to feed a non-commercial diet. That said, I would try to rule out transition issues and overfeeding before you throw the towel in on Orijen. How long has she been on it, and are you feeding the same amount as you were on Royal Canin? Because she will probably need less, and overfeeding can cause loose stools.

EDIT: Just realized you haven't actually tried Orijen yet. I wouldn't avoid it just because someone else's dog didn't do well on it. Every dog is different.
 

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I agree with Kafkabeetle that just because one dog doesn't do well on a certain food doesn't mean your dogs will.
 

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I would try the Orijen. Feed carefully, as a nutrient dense food like Orijen usually requires a smaller amount than a filler packed food like Royal Canin. Also switch slowly, start with 1/10 Orijen, 9/10 RC for a few days, then 2/10 Orijen and 8/10 RC, etc. Switching foods can cause stomach upset, it doesn't mean the food is bad, just that you need to give their bodies time to adjust.

If you'd like to feed people food, raw is great. Look up "raw" and we have threads on that. Dogs can eat any raw meat, organs, eggs, and a lot of dogs enjoy vegetables such as carrots, bell peppers, and green beans. (I use them as training treats when I have extra. Low calorie and the dog loves them.) Just be sure to look up foods poisonous to dogs. There are some common foods like onions that are very dangerous for dogs.
 

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I would try the Orijen. Feed carefully, as a nutrient dense food like Orijen usually requires a smaller amount than a filler packed food like Royal Canin. Also switch slowly, start with 1/10 Orijen, 9/10 RC for a few days, then 2/10 Orijen and 8/10 RC, etc. Switching foods can cause stomach upset, it doesn't mean the food is bad, just that you need to give their bodies time to adjust.
I´ve just sat here and read a bunch of Orijen reviews and I´m going to try it :) It´s always sounded like a very good quality kibble to me,so I´m going to give it a go now that you (all) have said good things about it :).What I´d like to know is,how big are the kibble peices? (say,compared to RC puppy peices).

Thank you all for the advice,I trully apeciate it :D
 

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I don't know how big the kibbles are, but a small breed dog can eat large kibbles just fine, and it's even perhaps better for them.
 
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