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What is the actual label of the "Iams Green Bag"? We've had our grey for 5½ weeks and have had problems with her system. She came will a severe case of tape and round worms and after her deworming also received Panacure. She has "pudding poo" and on the advice of the vet we are currently feeding her boiled chicken, rice and pumpkin twice a day with Forti-Flora added once a day. She is supposed to start having kibble introduced to her meals but as soon as she gets Science Diet Adult Lamb and Rice her stools get extremely runny all over again. I would like to go pick up some Iams today to but want to make sure I am purchasing the correct bag. It sound like a little of that to start maybe exactly what she needs. I know she was being fed Iams Lamb and Rice at her foster's home.

 

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It is Chicken and Rice, regular sized kibble. You could try giving your dog home cooked oatmeal. Works well for my dogs when they have stomach upsets.

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Another green bag convert here. The formal name is "Iams Proactive Health." You can get it in two different kibble sizes, large breed and mini chunks. We get the large breed because it seems to force them to actually chew their food. I buy the huge 46 pound bags from Sams Club for around $38.

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Another green bag convert here. The formal name is "Iams Proactive Health." You can get it in two different kibble sizes, large breed and mini chunks. We get the large breed because it seems to force them to actually chew their food. I buy the huge 46 pound bags from Sams Club for around $38.

There is an in-between size kibble. I get the regular sized kibble. I pay 42.99 (?) for a 50 lb bag at BJ's.

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http://www.iams.com/dog-food/iams-proactive-health-adult-minichunks This is the only food that keeps Gracie regular and firm. She didn't care for the big chunks version so she only gets the minichunks.

 

While many suggest adding pumpkin to firm up the poop, it had the opposite effect on Gracie. With any of my greyhounds the first poops of the day were firm but became slightly less firm later in the day. Normal for all of them.

 

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Make sure you transition gradually...too fast may cause pudding poo to continue. Good luck!

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There is an in-between size kibble. I get the regular sized kibble. I pay 42.99 (?) for a 50 lb bag at BJ's.

Wow, you're right! They HAVE apparently come out with a 3rd size. This is it, right?

Adult Chunks (not "adult large breed" or "adult mini chunks"

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Wow, you're right! They HAVE apparently come out with a 3rd size. This is it, right?

Adult Chunks (not "adult large breed" or "adult mini chunks"

That's it. I buy it in BJ's, but, have seen it in Walmart as well.

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I, too, switched Autumn to the green bag IAMS (whatever sized kibble that Costco carries). Oddly enough, she turns her nose up to the "fawncy" brands. She may look "upscale" but she has middle-class taste :D!

With her, it wasn't tummy-trouble, just a matter of preference.

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When my boys came to me from the prison program they were on Science Diet and Hutch had a serious case of hookworms. The Science Diet just did not seem to agree with either of them and they didn't like it. The Iams green bag seemed to do the trick. Mr. Tibbs' poos are always perfect since he started on the green bag and Hutch's are sometimes ok, sometimes looser depending on where he is in his Panacur treatment (he's had two of three rounds for a super-nasty case of hookworms). They love the stuff. I add a dollop of yogurt in the morning and a dollop of canned (green can) Iams in the evening as well.

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Iams in the red bag is lamb & rice. One of ours doesn't care for Iams but has stomach issues without it so I mix it with another food and it works for her.

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It's the only food I use for my boys. Four cups a day total in 2 meals. I moisten it slightly to help with swallowing since they both tend to gag on dry kibble. Works great, they have firm stools and seem to like its taste. I've fed both the small and large kibble sizes. The larger size seems to work better for them.

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After Starbuck's recent throw-up disasters, we ended up switching her to the green bag. Her dandruff is clearing up, her coat is fuller, she smiles all the time, and even better, she isn't puking anymore.

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I feed the green bag here also. I know many feel it's the beet pulp, but I think there is another or combination of elements.

I have tried a few other foods over the past few months. One of the other brands also had beet pulp, but Sonny still had very soft or runny stools. Matt seems to do OK on any brand.

 

I had tried to switch back to Canidae a few months ago. Both Sonny and my foster had very loose/runny stools. I bought the magic green bag and after 2 meals with small amounts of Iams, stools had started to firm up already.

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Here's the infamous story one more time. :lol :lol

 

My Rex had runny and occasionally bloody poop. We fecaled and wormed him within an inch of his life. He had a standing script for flagyl. His stomach would gurgle so loud it would wake me at night.

 

I spent about 487 hours on line and in the dog food aisle studying foods. Tried every higher end food around (or so it seemed) Wellness, Solid Gold, Evo...tried limited ingredient (California Natural), novel proteins (Natural Balance)...This was about 10 years ago so choices were more limited than today. Nothing came out of Rex that could be scooped as opposed to hosed in. One day I got so frustrated that I threw a green bag of Iams in the cart and called it a day. I'd fed Iams for years before those "in the know" started lecturing about the demon corn.

 

His poop started firming up one or two days into transition and by the time he was on straight Iams I swear you could bounce his poop off the sidewalk. Never had another round of bloody runs and his stomach quit grumbling. It was amazing.

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