Okay - how much should my dogs poop? Back when I had Ruby, and then Angel, who were both kibble-fed girls, they pooped 2-3 times a day. I know that food quality effects the, er, output - I used to work in the pet industry and sold food, and observed the difference in, um, volume of dogs on cheap crappy filler foods versus premium, high quality, highly digestible foods.
Which brings us to my question - I feed BARF, it doesn't get much more digestible than that. My dogs' diet is grain-free, made up of bone, meat, and a small amount of veggies for the most part.
Angel poops 1 or 2 times a day, which I can live with. Sugar poops 2-3 times a day, not great, but not bad. Gage generally takes 4-5 huge dumps EVERY day!!! You add all three dogs up, and on a "generous" day, they're leaving me 10 piles of
to clean up!!!
Now, at least with this diet, within an hour in the sun the stuff is dried out, basically odorless, and pretty inoffensive - that doesn't mean I want to step in it, so I've gotta shovel it all off to the "poop zone" in our yard and pray for rain to break it down so it just goes away (their poop is a gazillion times better than a kibble-fed dogs, no saving it up in a bucket for the trash man with them
But still, I find it really odd that Gage, at 11 months old and around 55-60lbs, takes 4-5 healthy dumps a day - we're talking at least a cup and a half at a time.
Is this normal? Is there any way to reduce the amount of poop?
BTW, he's not over fed or overweight, he eats about 1lb of food a day, and his poop looks the same as the other dogs, there's just more of it.