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Old 06-10-2012, 02:23 PM
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What about a food makes dog poop more?

What is it about a food formula that causes a dog to poop more (either greater frequency or greater volume)?

A lot of people mention that when they find a food that works for their dog, that the stools are small and not so frequent.

I tried mixing some sample bags of Fromm into my dogs' Wellness CORE and (it could be my imagination) it seemed that the volume of stool increased. That happened once when I tried Simon on Acana Lamb & Apple--he went from pooping 2 times a day up to 4 times

Is it a certain ingredient that does it? A certain % of fibre? If the Fromm makes the dogs poop more than Wellness CORE, I'm curious to know what is the cause so that when I try out a different food, I can check out the label and see what to avoid.

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Probably all of that in addition to how much you have to feed. I know that for humans, simple carbohydrates are digested first (sugars, starches), then fat, then protein (meat). So, I'm guessing the more sugars, fiber, and grain as a primary ingredient in your dog's food, the faster everything's going to come out (the apple in the Fromm may have helped things along). All dogs are different, and you may have to fiddle with what you are feeding to see what works best.
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All of the above? Some of its the dog, some dogs just react differently to different things in ways that cause more poop. Sometimes its the filler (Fromm doesn't have that problem, but ), or the fiber, or the type of protein....
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Ok, thanks. I have two sample bags of Acana Duck & Pear and one bag of Acana Lamb & Apple (which I've tried before) that I'm going to try next.
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Thats funny because since I switched Willow's food from Pro Plan to BB she is pooping much more but there much more solid. I wish she would poop less, lol.
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I'm hoping for low volume and quite solid poops. The best of both worlds
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I can't add anything about why or how-to but Panda seems to poop right after eating or when we go for walks - it seems to help him go.

I'm on Acana lamb & apple, but I think I'll change to one of the other Acana brands - Ranchland maybe where there is more meat & less other stuff.

The Acana has made his poops much more solid & darker in color, but mine seems to have a sensitive stomach - smaller poops would be great but right now I'm just glad they're solid
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What is it about a food formula that causes a dog to poop more (either greater frequency or greater volume)?

A lot of people mention that when they find a food that works for their dog, that the stools are small and not so frequent.

I tried mixing some sample bags of Fromm into my dogs' Wellness CORE and (it could be my imagination) it seemed that the volume of stool increased. That happened once when I tried Simon on Acana Lamb & Apple--he went from pooping 2 times a day up to 4 times

Is it a certain ingredient that does it? A certain % of fibre? If the Fromm makes the dogs poop more than Wellness CORE, I'm curious to know what is the cause so that when I try out a different food, I can check out the label and see what to avoid.

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The food with the higher protein content should give the smaller quantity because they digest meat better than anything else. If you feed too much food it can also cause and excess of pooh.
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I'm still experimenting....we are now on our second sample bag of Acana Duck and Pear. If anything, this formula is making them poop more. Sigh.

I like to keep my dogs on the lighter side so I'm sure I'm not over feeding. Gonna keep experimenting...the dogs don't seem to mind
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The Acana singles, from what I read, has less protein in it than the other Acana kinds. Maybe that's why it's making them poop more. HAve you tried their Regionals? They're grain free I believe and have 60% protein. Orijen has 80% protein I think
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