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A. You shouldn't ever switch a dogs food cold turkey like that. It always has to be a very gradual change from one food brand to another. You have to slowly put more and more new kibble into the bowl of old kibble, while reducing the amount of old kibble. This process should take about a week at the very least, otherwise you will end up with a dog that is having diarrhea.
If your dog just had puppies, she likely needs to be (and should have been being fed) fed a food that is very high in protein so she can make the best milk for her pups. Many people feed pregnant/nursing mother dogs puppy kibble because it is much higher in protein.. I recommend you do this.
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