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Sam, the OEM puppy
« on: September 07, 2008, 07:26:12 pm »
We have a 4 month old OEM, she is around 30 lbs and is eating 4 cups of food a day, spread over 3 feedings.  Her stool is quite soft, and our vet swears that there is a direct correlation between amount of food served and stool consistency.  So we are cutting her back to 3 cups of food a day and will see how it goes.  She is on a really great kibble, so we are not really worried about her getting all the nutrients etc.

I think we are very prone to worry about underfeeding our Sam, every vet visit the one burning question we have is whether she looks too thin.  So far tho our vet has tried to keep us calm and says she looks fine.  We feed her after walking her for 10-20 mins, depending on the time of day and how much time we have.  She does wolf the food, but then has a nap, so I don't believe she is going without.  But who knows, kinda like babies, they can't tell you what they need.  But she is steadily gaining weight and you can feel the meat on her bones so we will stick to the current diet plan and see what kind of improvement we can make on the stool consistency, since it is no fun to try and pick up the loose poops :(
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Re: Sam, the OEM puppy
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2008, 09:10:00 pm »
Hiya, thanks for putting us in the right spot.

She did her first 8-9 weeks on Nutro, then spent the next 2 months getting weaned of that and onto Orijen large breed puppy.

Too rich, now there is a thought.  WTB a dog that can tell me what, how much and how often to feed :D!!!!

Pics are on the camera, hubby keeps promising to get them off, then I will get some posted~

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Re: Sam, the OEM puppy
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2008, 10:37:28 pm »
Here are some pics:

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Re: Sam, the OEM puppy
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2008, 01:10:17 am »
awww hehehe she is SO adorable! that little tongue kills me

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Re: Sam, the OEM puppy
« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2008, 07:16:13 am »
Welcome to BPO.  Sam is a doll.  I have an OEM/Bullmastiff mix that will be 7 mos old on the 14th.  We fed him Eagle Pack large/Giant breed puppy in the green bag for a few months and he did great on it.  Growth has been slow but steady.
We switched him at about 6 mos to wellness super 5 mix and he has done great on that too.
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Re: Sam, the OEM puppy
« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2008, 09:05:26 am »
What a cute puppy face! Welcome to BPO!
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Re: Sam, the OEM puppy
« Reply #6 on: September 08, 2008, 06:34:47 pm »
Awwwe, she is sooooo cute!
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« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2008, 06:53:22 am »
Sam is adorable! Welcome to BPO!

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Re: Sam, the OEM puppy
« Reply #8 on: September 09, 2008, 07:46:16 am »
Welcome Sam! 
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Re: Sam, the OEM puppy
« Reply #9 on: January 27, 2009, 05:41:31 am »
Just a little update for you all - thank you again for all the help you provided.

Sam was moved over to the Eagle Holistic Giant Breed Puppy food and that, along with a week of frozen pumpkin squares, firmed up her poop.  It's never gotten to the hard, dense texture of our newer addition (a mini schnauzer) but at least we got well away from the chocolate pudding ;D

Sam is still sleeping with her tongue out - one of the many, many, many adorable characteristic s of this wonderful dog...so here's a new shot of her on the couch (she takes up much more room on it now when she stretches out) as well as a shot of her and her little brother having a nap.

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Re: Sam, the OEM puppy
« Reply #10 on: January 27, 2009, 09:03:56 am »
Awwwe, how adorable!
glad her poop is firmer as well.

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Re: Sam, the OEM puppy
« Reply #11 on: January 27, 2009, 10:45:12 am »
Oh my gosh I' in LOVE!
I'm putting my Newfoundland on the Eagle Pack too, I hear good things about it, and it's been actually tested on Giant breeds, or something to that effect.
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Re: Sam, the OEM puppy
« Reply #12 on: January 28, 2009, 08:12:01 am »
I fed Eagle Pack holistic to Adak when he was  younger, love the food, the key with him was to keep him very lean as was posted before,  you don't want her to grow to fast. It does not produce extrememly hard poop, but it is hard enough.

BTW...Sam is a cutie!

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Re: Sam, the OEM puppy
« Reply #13 on: January 28, 2009, 09:07:25 am »
SOOO cute! I am in love...maybe one day she can marry Titan...he thinks she cute!

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Re: Sam, the OEM puppy
« Reply #14 on: January 29, 2009, 03:14:55 am »
OMG!! She is so cute. I gave Athena Eagle Pack puppy when she was little and she did great on it.
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