|Barked: Sun Sep 29, '13 7:19pm PST |
|Desmond has been on Blue Wilderness almost all of his life. We've tried Natural Balance before and Solid Gold, both gave him nasty poops. He was on Orijen for several years, but has since gone back to Blue due to budget.
I found a bag of Nutro Natural Choice for an absurdly low price (it was a mismark by the store, but I still got a 30lb bag for $4, and a broke college kid can't turn that down). But...
He is pooping... a lot. Like, 4-5 times a day a lot. Normally it's twice, maybe 3 times a day. His poop is weird, too- it's bright yellow. I honestly had to double take, but it's caution-sign yellow!! And soft. Not runny, but gross soft.
He is obnoxiously anxious ALL of the time. My normally chill couch-potato is consistently bothering me, begging for I-don't-know-what, and seems to be really hungry at mealtime. Usually a slow eater, Desmond has been scarfing his meals down.
He is panting, pacing, and trying to incite play 24/7. If I ignore his irritating begging, he starts yawning, licking his lips, whale-eyeing, and looking incredibly anxious. He'll nudge my hand to get me to play, bring me toys, and pounce up where I'm sitting. He seems like he has an abnormal amount of excess energy. This behavior is not normal in Desmond in THIS amount. Some, yes, but not constantly.
Am I overthinking by attributing his strange energy & appetite increase to the new food? I honestly have no idea what to think about the yellow poops- I've seen some unhealthy dogs have big wet piles of yellow-ish goop, but never from my baby. What gives?
(NOTE: there have literally been no changes in our day-to-day schedule, living arrangements, or exercise schedules. Everything is just the same as always, except the Nutro switch, which I transitioned over 2 weeks. He's been eating it for about 3 weeks)
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