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Post by Andrew/blue on Sat Dec 29 2018, 17:32

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Can anyone help me please. My staffy is 5 months old and for over a month now his stools are really loose. I have weaned him of pedigree puppy food from what the breeders have been giving him onto “ATTU pupppy food”

I have tried pumpkin and had two probiotic formulas from the vet but no change. I am now trying a food from the vet which is meant to be a prescription formula but the ATTU food has much the same ingredients. He’s not showing any signs of being ill other than his stools but i just cant seem to get it right.

Can anyone offer any advice please??

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Post by Inez Maria on Sat Dec 29 2018, 20:32

Hi Andrew, I have not heard of the food ATTU so not much help really, all I can say is its trial and error I had major probs with Vin as he suffers a lot of skin problems being a blue they sometimes do. So he is and has been always grain free cant have chicken based foods either but sure someone else will be able to be more helpful x


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Post by Andrew/blue on Sat Dec 29 2018, 20:35

That’s ok, thank you for taking the time to reply!!
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Post by Jenc on Sat Dec 29 2018, 20:39

Hi Andrew, I've just looked at the Attu site, I can't see anything in their ingredients that should cause a problem. Have you thought about going to raw? Some on here swear by it, I would but haven't got freezer space Smile


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Post by Inez Maria on Sat Dec 29 2018, 20:43

I looked on site aswell but suppose what suits one doesnt another, how old is Blue? and does he have one meal a day or smaller ones twice


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Post by Andrew/blue on Sat Dec 29 2018, 20:45

He’s 5 months now and he has 3 meals per day. The ingredients are really healthy in my opinion which makes it all the more baffling .....
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Post by Inez Maria on Sat Dec 29 2018, 20:48

Andrew try cutting it to twice a day it may just be too much I know its "casebook" to feed 3 times til about 6 months but I would give it a go


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Post by Nifty staffy on Sat Dec 29 2018, 21:32

I’m not familiar with the AATU kibble. I used Orijen for Nifty and now Acana for Opium with no transit problems.

I see that AATU claim “Concentrated formula for lower maintenance feeding” but equivalent feeding quantities are superior than Orijen and Acana. Plus AATU seems to be lower in fibre so extra quantity of food and faster transit = loose stools ?

I have used the probiotics “FortiFlora” by Purina veterinary diets.
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Purina-Fortiflora-Canine-Nutritional-Supplement/dp/B001650NNW/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1545749252&sr=8-2&keywords=Fortiflora
They’re sachets of powder that you sprinkle over feed once a day and Nifty was back on track after a couple of days.


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Post by gillybrent on Sat Dec 29 2018, 22:45

Hi & welcome.

If the vet can't find anything wrong, then it can only, really, be food. Aatu isn't a bad food, and is one of the brands recommended for lower price range v decent ingredients. How long did it take you to wean him off the Pedigree?

One thing you could try is Protexin. You can buy the sachets in Pets at Home or Kennelgate & you just sprinkle 1 gram over the food. It contains pro & pre biotic & helps the stomach to settle.

Personally, I wouldn't reduce the number of feeds unless he is already going off one of them. For a sensitive stomach I would actually increase the number of feeds with less in each meal so that his stomach doesn't get overloaded.

I wouldn't touch anything by Purina - they still use animal testing & euthenise animals that are 'past it' for their purposes.

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Post by Andrew/blue on Wed Jan 02 2019, 20:24

Just like to thank everyone for their advice and help. I manage to get. It Under control with mixing part Attu puppy food and part vet prescription food. Just glad its sorted !

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Post by gillybrent on Thu Jan 03 2019, 22:14

That's great - it's horrible seeing them unwell!

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