If you have a dry fed dog then you may have noticed that they pass a substantial amount of quite obnoxious poo. Now for some of you who have never known any different this can seem perfectly normally.
The poo may vary in consistency on a daily basis but you tell yourself it is the extras that you have fed, the treats – your leftovers, for example.
You never quite know what you are going to find when you go out to your garden or pick up your dog’s poo after a walk.
Consistency & volume of poo
Often the inconsistency of a dry fed dog and the sheer volume is down to the amount of ‘crap’ (pardon the pun) that your dog is ingesting.
Much of the fillers and additives in dry foods such as kibble is surplus to requirements in a dog’s diet and is often passed straight through their system without it being used.
When it comes out, it comes out in great volumes varying in shape, size, colour and smell.
Clearing up after a kibble fed dog
You cringe when you have to get out your poo bags and pick it up, sometimes one poo bag just won’t cut it and you are forced to double bag.
The poos of a dry fed dog will often remain the same shape, size and texture long after they have been passed. This is due to the amount of preservatives used in the dry foods.
If they are preserving the food, the chances are they are also going to preserve the waste. These stools often have a more offensive smell and are less easy to dispose of.
They are also far less likely to express the anal glands of a dog. In a nutshell, if it is that offensive coming out, imagine what went in.