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Puppy with VERY bad wind on James Wellbeloved

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Ninjamouse Thu 14-Aug-14 09:32:56

Our almost 12 week lab bitch is still on James Wellbeloved that she was having with the breeder. She told us that the duck and turkey were the only ones the puppies liked. We bought a big bag of the duck-she loves it, that's definitely not the problem, but oh my god the wind!!! It's almost constant, and smells so bad. We notice it particularly in the evenings when we're in the lounge and she is by our feet-it's almost enough to knock us out shock
Anyway, I've decided we need to change it ASAP as we only have about a weeks worth of the jw left and I'm not buying more if I can help it. Ideally for the moment if I can buy it from pets at home that would be great as I can get there today, but in the longer term (most likely once she has grown as then you need to use less) I'd like to move onto raw feeding, but I need to convince dh first!blush
So the 2 options from pets at home seem to be wainwrights and applaws (friend has hers on wainwrights and loves it but allaboutdogfood rates applaws much higher) dpup is also fairly scratchy-I think maybe cutting out the grains would help this? In which case that counts out wainwrights.
Sorry for the ramble! I'm open to all other suggestions too smile

tabulahrasa Thu 14-Aug-14 09:43:25

Wainwrights do a grain free food.

Ninjamouse Thu 14-Aug-14 10:23:08

That's interesting tabula-I didn't realise-I'll have a look! Do you use that?

tabulahrasa Thu 14-Aug-14 10:42:18

No but I was thinking of trying it as it's got similar ingredients and is cheaper than what he is on.

WhatsTheEffingPoint Thu 14-Aug-14 13:54:43

Try Burns - I moved my dog from JW on to this and hes much better.

BravePotato Thu 14-Aug-14 16:44:47

Pero are good, and deliver for free (next day) I think

Ninjamouse Thu 14-Aug-14 18:33:41

Well I went to pets at home and was going to buy the applaws or no grain wainwrights but surprise surprise they didn't have either so I've bought a small bag of the turkey and rice wainwrights whilst we decide what to do. It had the highest meat content of the flavours. I need to do more research and look elsewhere, but it's so bloody confusing-there are so many! I'll have a look at all the ones suggested, thank you smile

frozenmad Thu 14-Aug-14 20:33:17

We moved our lab pup over from Wainwrights to Millies Wolfhart at about 12 weeks (read about it on here & it gets good reviews). She's now 21 weeks old and has no wind & her stools are much smaller & firmer (sorry if TMI!). You can only but it direct from them though.

Ninjamouse Thu 14-Aug-14 20:50:10

Frozen-that sounds good-not tmi at all-that's what I'm most interested in smile I'll have a look now. Did your dpup have wind problems with wainwrights?

murphys Fri 15-Aug-14 09:51:38

I know what you mean..... our pup was on Hills but the pong was just unbelievable.

We changed her to Eukanaba now and she is smelling much sweeter grin. We don't get the brands that you are discussing so I can comment there.

You do need to move over the food gradually, so using what you have left of your current one, start with 80/20 and slowly over about 5 days just to get her stomach used to the new one gradually.

Ninjamouse Fri 15-Aug-14 10:10:39

We've been mixing 3/4 old food with 1/4 the new wainwrights, last night she are it, but slower than usual, and this morning 3 hours later she just finished picking all the James well beloved out and has left the wainwrights in her bowl. Normally it's all eaten in minutes! So I don't think she's a fan! Will need to sort something else out ASAP, I'm just not sure which one to try next hmm

mistlethrush Fri 15-Aug-14 10:35:36

You might find it is just one type of the JWB that results in problems too - mine can't have the turkey version but the others are OK.

The pet food place we get ours from also recommended Symply and we might try this if the new JWB formulation seems not to agree.

frozenmad Fri 15-Aug-14 19:19:52

No, our pup didn't have wind problems on Wainwrights but the poos were shockshock. We've seen a big change on Millies. Their customer service is very good so it's worth calling them for a chat. They also do next day delivery.

Floralnomad Fri 15-Aug-14 20:25:49

May be worth trying Barking Heads that's what my fussy dog eats ,he rarely has wind and does 2 firm poos ( maximum) per day.

WeAllHaveWings Fri 15-Aug-14 23:22:31

Wind and loose poos disappeared within 2 days when we changed to Millies Wolfheart.

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