How to add wet food & avoid potty problems..
(Lyme, CT USA)
12 week old Beau came home with me 12 days ago and he's an absolute delight! He's my first puppy so were learning together every day. I kept him on the Pro Pac Performance Puppy he started on but he was eating very little which concerned me. Potty training got off to a pretty good start and he had very few accidents and no crate accidents... until... last night.
3 day ago, I started feeding him a heaping Tbs. of Merrick soft Puppy Plate at 6:00, 12:00, 6:00 and he loves it but ignored the hard food. Unfortunately, he had a few more accidents, poopy & pee, and I immediately scooped him up, took him out and said "Potty". His BM has been more frequent, loose & sometimes he strains. Last night, I started to mix the dry (Merrick Classic Puppy) with a Tbs of the wet, keeping the same schedule, and he had a bit of diarrhea in his crate. He sleeps quite a bit but otherwise loves to play and run.
Will his little body adjust to the change (when?) or am I doing something wrong and have reason to be more concerned? Thank you again, Gale, and to everyone in this wonderful community.. Much love to you all!