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#345330 - 09/24/17 02:27 AM Re: color vary in dog kibble [Re: jlstudent1970]
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Well the reference to the breeder was before I checked the threads and realized this is not a pup. With that, I can retract my questioning of your switching foods, too. I was thinking 1 yo or so. It's really hard to say because what works for my dogs might not work for your dog. I've been with Dr. G's Best Breed for something like 7 years and three dogs. (2 current) You might want to get the batch number off the bag that's giving your dog grief and call Levi again. Let him know you had a problem with another food, too.

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#345336 - 09/24/17 01:26 PM Re: color vary in dog kibble [Re: middleofnowhere]
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I called a pet store in ohio, and the mngr. was very nice and talked to me for awhile he new the food well and sells the whole line. he grapped samples and checked each one and told me that the lamb formula should be dark. all of the other samples included the one u use is dark except for the salmon and rice and the chicken and rice. the chicken and salmon sounds like the color I have, he explained a coffee color and that's what I see. now I am wondering if the wrong formula got into the wrong bag?? probably not just a thought. He told me I am probably right about the food not being correct from what I told him. I have to Levi again only b/c if I can get the correct bag I would like to use it b/c I seen great results I hate to change it if I don't have to. What a mess!!!!!

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#345338 - 09/24/17 02:32 PM Re: color vary in dog kibble [Re: jlstudent1970]
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I hope that's the case. Salmon might be pretty rich. Although I didn't have the problem you did, with fish based food, my dogs stunk like fish!

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#345343 - 09/24/17 08:20 PM Re: color vary in dog kibble [Re: middleofnowhere]
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Hi Middle My dog's name is Vonn, and I feed him homemade diet Friday, Saturday, most of today. He did not poop yet, so I guess he is getting better. I know I should of waited for a solid stool before giving dry, but I gave him 1/4 cup of that dry food tonight. I think if he was still sick he would of had diarrhea already, so if this food is causing it I guess i will know. I hated to try it again however, it is still unclear if it caused it. My gut says it did. we shall see. Do you think I am doing the right thing?

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#345352 - 09/25/17 02:53 PM Re: color vary in dog kibble [Re: jlstudent1970]
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In another thread, it was suggested you return that bag for another one (same brand, same forumla). You might try that. Especially if the diarrhea returns..

It sounds like you are on a good track. Time will tell....

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#345356 - 09/25/17 04:42 PM Re: color vary in dog kibble [Re: middleofnowhere]
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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.

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#345364 - 09/26/17 01:44 AM Re: color vary in dog kibble [Re: jlstudent1970]
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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.

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#345365 - 09/26/17 08:25 AM Re: color vary in dog kibble [Re: jlstudent1970]
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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!

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#345366 - 09/26/17 12:51 PM Re: color vary in dog kibble [Re: jlstudent1970]
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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.

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#345383 - 09/27/17 07:32 PM Re: color vary in dog kibble [Re: middleofnowhere]
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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.

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