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Hi I'm new to this forum & came across it as I was searching for answers on my dogs kibble. I have a 1 year old lab retriever & switched her kibble from Purina smart blend to Pure balance grain free bison, venison& peas. I did this because I knew Purina isn't good for her & she kept picking at her skin. On this new kibble, she seems to be more happy and does not pick at her arm pits. The only problem is she is a poop MACHINE. Her poop is normal, not runny at all. She just does it atleast 4times a day vs 2-3 on Purina. Oh, I also switched because this brand gets atleast 4 stars. She's not in pain & actually less gassy on this food. I'm not sure if she's just adjusting to it or it's too much for her system. Thanks everyone!
 

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Good for you for researching and getting her onto a higher quality kibble! (and yay for less gas!:thumbsup:) She may just be adjusting to the new food, but I would keep an eye on it all the same.

Is she just pooping more often, or is there more volume output overall? Some dogs may just go more times during the day depending on the protein source of the kibble. (your dog may react differently to the bison/venison than chicken or whatever the protein base was of her old kibble.)

In general, the higher the actual meat content in the kibble, the smaller the poops will be. When I was feeding kibble, we went through a lot of changes (looking for allergy relief). We cycled through a lot of high quality kibbles, and even in the top tier foods, there was a difference in poop output. On Fromm, she went 3x a day; on TOTW 2x a day; on Wellness Core also 2x a day; on Orijen only 1x a day, and the overall volume was less (very high meat content in Orijen kibble).

ETA: Welcome to the forum! :)
 
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