07-16-2010, 02:43 PM
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Originally Posted by amz155
I changed Simon (4 year old Mini Schnauzer, no health conditions) from vet food (Medi Cal Preventive) to Acana Lamb & Apple about a month ago. The transition went well and he loves the food; well, he loves any food
Upon switching his food I immediately noticed that he now poops more. Where he used to poop 1-2 times a day, now he goes 3 times a day--sometimes even 4! And the amount he poops each time has increased too. The consistency is fine-quite compact and not mushy at all.
Should I be worried? Apart from being a bit inconvenient for me
are frequent BMs something to avoid? And finally, what would be the reason for the increased BMs with the change in food?
The foods from the vet usually contain cellulose which is essentially saw dust or something like this that make those convenient little condensed poops.
The larger poops are a good thing don't worry. It will probably calm down after your dog adjusts to eating real food.