Is it normal for a puppy to have diarrhea after changing food?

Asked By: Houston Senger
Date created: Tue, Dec 1, 2020 5:37 PM
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One of the most common causes of diarrhea is a recent dietary change.

In more cases than not, if the new food isn't slowly transitioned into the dog's diet, it will likely result in diarrhea.

This often occurs when pet parents begin to transition their pup into an all natural or a raw food diet.

Answered By: Tristin Kessler
Date created: Wed, Dec 2, 2020 7:40 PM
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How long do I wait before taking my puppy outside? Vets recommend waiting until 10-14 days after your puppy's last vaccination booster – usually at around 14–16 weeks of age – before introducing them to the wonders of local parks, beaches and walking trails.

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A good rule of thumb is a ratio of five minutes exercise per month of age (up to twice a day) until the puppy is fully grown, i.e.

15 minutes (up to twice a day) when three months old, 20 minutes when four months old etc.

Once they are fully grown, they can go out for much longer.

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By around eight weeks of age your puppy should be eating solid food.

Puppies should be fed three to four times a day therefore if you are currently feeding ΒΎ a cup of puppy food twice a day you should consider spacing it out by feeding Β½ cup three times a day.

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Cat food tends to be high in fat, calories and protein which means it's not ideal for dogs. Dogs with sensitive stomachs may suffer gastrointestinal upset, sickness and diarrhoea after eating cat food.
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In many ways, canned dog food can be superior to kibble.

They typically contain more meat protein than their dry counterparts.

And they're made with fewer carbohydrates, too.

Plus, due to their air-tight packaging, canned dog foods contain no synthetic preservatives.

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Feeding adult food will rob your puppy of important nutrients.

Four feedings a day are usually adequate to meet nutritional demands.

Large breeds should be fed unmoistened dry food by 9 or 10 weeks; small dogs by 12 or 13 weeks.

3–6 months: Sometime during this period, decrease feedings from four to three a day.

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Young puppies have short attention spans but you can expect them to begin to learn simple obedience commands such as "sit," "down," and "stay," as young as 7 to 8 weeks of age.

Formal dog training has traditionally been delayed until 6 months of age.

Actually, this juvenile stage is a very poor time to start.

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