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#345071 - 09/03/17 03:37 PM color vary in dog kibble
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Hi I am transitioning to dr gary's lamb and everything was going good until the 3rd bag it was lighter in color than the other 2 bags. Now the dog has soft stools. I am going to contact the company when they open I am sooo mad. please let me know if this is normal?

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#345072 - 09/03/17 03:50 PM Re: color vary in dog kibble [Re: jlstudent1970]
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I forgot to mention that I spoke with a manager in ohio pet store that sells dr gary's and he said since its all natural they may have added more of one ingredient b/c if they can't get a good enough lamb they may use more whitefish. the formula is lamb and whitefish by the way. I ask him I didn't know they can do that without labeling. He said they can on occasion.

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#345080 - 09/04/17 06:49 PM Re: color vary in dog kibble [Re: jlstudent1970]
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You can call the number on the bag and talk to the manufacturer directly. They've always been great to deal with (I order direct from them - shipping's not cheap but it comes to my door.)

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#345083 - 09/05/17 06:50 PM Re: color vary in dog kibble [Re: middleofnowhere]
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I called dr garys and spoke with Levi, very nice man, he said his food is all natural and it can vary in color and that's not a bad thing. they don't use coloring or anything of the kind. They don't change their product and he said sometimes ingredients can vary in color which is understandable. He seems like a very honest man. Also, I feed the food and the stool is fine so I am glad, I must of overfeed him the other day and that's why his stool was soft that day. I think Dr. Gary's is a good brand dog food. Oh, and the pet stores in Ohio said that the police dogs there eat their food and many people there buy it. so I felt good about that. Disregard what I said about the person who said they use more of this and they don't change the label that is not true. I ask that question as well and the company would not do that. Thank you for your reply.

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#345288 - 09/21/17 04:18 PM Re: color vary in dog kibble [Re: jlstudent1970]
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I am changing my mind about dr gary's. here is the deal: for a month he did very well on those bags that were dark color. Now the other bag is lighter and stool first got soft then firm. He was eating this light color for 2 weeks, now diarrhea. I did the bland diet for 2 days all was well, I gave him 1/2 cup of dr gary's now diarrhea is back today??? I feed the lamb I think something is not right with it. Now back to bland diet and finding another food.


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#345308 - 09/22/17 05:50 PM Re: color vary in dog kibble [Re: jlstudent1970]
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Hi everyone I am very upset my dog is sick, diarrhea for 4 days the vet gave me metro. I held out b/c I didn't want to use meds if I didn't have to but I gave it to him. The vet seems to think its bacteria. so I am feeding bland diet for now, can anyone suggest a good food you guys been using with good results. I would appreciate it. thank you.
Anymore I hate dog food!! I would put him on a homemade diet, but how much do I need to feed and does he need vitamins with it? I do make homemade biscuits for him, because I don't like store biscuits at all.

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#345312 - 09/22/17 08:35 PM Re: color vary in dog kibble [Re: jlstudent1970]
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You might want to give him some pumpkin, that might help with the loose stools. Other than that, I would change the food to another brand. It seems he's just not reacting well to the food he's on. Good luck, I really hope he's back to normal soon.

I use Taste of the Wild and Merrick and have good results with both.


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#345314 - 09/23/17 01:51 AM Re: color vary in dog kibble [Re: Shilohsmom]
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thank you very much for replying back. I was thinking of merrick maybe I will try it once he gets better.

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#345316 - 09/23/17 02:19 AM Re: color vary in dog kibble [Re: jlstudent1970]
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Hey, this is new info -- the vet thinks he has a bacterial infection... Get it cleared with the bland diet and meds. If I were you, I would then go back to Dr. Gary's ----- But here's another thought - breeder was feeding pro-plan; not overall the best. I get that.
When I moved to Arkansas from Wyoming I was excited to be able to choose a higher quality kibble for the Barker Sisters the first. They loved it. It gave them runny stools........ (so much for my excitement...) Consider then, that Your guy may do better on a lower quality dog food...

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#345318 - 09/23/17 09:03 AM Re: color vary in dog kibble [Re: middleofnowhere]
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You think I should give pro plan a shot now? Maybe other foods are too rich? I do know that high protein kibble gives him loose stools so I try to stay 22-25% the dr garys is 26% not to bad. But ya what Middle, I still say those other bags of dr gary's that were dark brown he had no trouble with for a month. Then the other bag like I mentioned was very much lighter (same flavor) and during the 2 weeks he ate the lighter color one, loose stools on and off now diarrhea. I still am skeptical about that.

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