The Stool Section(The Poop Page)

Stool(poop) Pictures Posted Below

Below is a comparison with stool from Goku.  On the right is a gross, big double bagger of kibble fed stool. He would go 3-4 times a day, and each time would be this amount and sometimes more. He would constantly drink water(almost a half gallon a day). His fur was a bit coarse, and he would search for food often. We fed him a little over the recommended measurement of 2 cups of dry food a day.

On the left is a month into Sadie's Savory Chicken. He now goes once a day, sometimes twice. His stools are significantly smaller and more firm. He drinks much less than when he was eating kibble, since the food contains much more natural moisture than dry food. His fur has gotten much softer, and he doesn't search for food as often. Since he is a pretty active dog we feed him 2lbs a day. He weighs 58lbs, so that's roughly 3% of his body weight.

We know poop is gross. But keeping track of the stool is very important! It tells us if our dogs are eating a correct balance.

Every dog digests food differently. Some require more bones, muscle, or organs than others. here's what to look for:

  • If poop is hard and white; too much bone. You can add extra meat to the diet on your own. Ground beef, chicken breast, or chicken thigh (without bone), or turkey breast are some good options. Or just a sliver of liver can correct this. Too much liver will cause stool to become loose, so feed with caution.
     
  • Black and loose; too much organ meat. Add some more bone or meat. Sadie likes to chew on raw and uncooked chicken leg quarters (bone in). If you are uncomfortable with this, add more meats as noted above.
     

 Please Note: If you are transitioning to raw from kibble you will possibly see traces or blood, mucous, loose stools, excessive shedding, and if your dog has any skin issues they may seem to worsen for a period of time. This is usually normal. 

We are not Veterinarians and are only providing information we have seen first hand and have seen from other raw feeders.  Please consult your Veterinarian if any major problems arise.

This is a text book poop! Small and firm.
This is a text book poop! Small and firm.