I was searching for this but I only found one thread that's exactly what I am wondering but no one responded to them. My girl is 1 year, she had her bouts with Giardia when I first got her as a puppy, but tested negative finally after several treatments. That was many months ago. However, her poop is REALLY smelly and it makes me concerned although otherwise it is fine, firm logs mostly. The smell was bad when she had giardia, but it hasn't changed since she tested negative and the mushy poop stopped. I'm just wondering if anyone else's healthy dog has very stinky poop or should I be concerned. I switched from Orijen to Acana for less protein thinking maybe she couldn't handle the richness of Orijen, but no change. You can smell it from standing 5 feet away. Anyone???
Dogs' were designed to get live enzymes from the fresh prey that they killed. Their pancreas only produces a certain amount of enzymes (they didn’t need a lot b/c they ate live foods) and if they are not getting the enzymes they need from their prey’s guts and entrails, they have to get it from somewhere to be able to digest, absorb, and assimilate their food PROPERLY. Not having enough enzymes to do this can create mal-digestion and or mal-absorption in some dogs. The dog may end up only partially digesting its food in the stomach, and partially fermenting it in the gut and not absorbing all the nutrients and vitamins in the food. The dry kibble or the canned foods we feed are cooked at high temperatures so they are depleted of their enzymes and are therefore not living foods. This causes the pancreas to over tax itself trying to keep up, which can eventually weaken it allowing toxins to build up in the system. This is a key time for issues like yeast, pancreatitis, epi, diarrhea, bad breath, doggy order, allergies, arthritis, skin issues, stinky poop or even a compromised immune system (to name a few), to take hold. Also a pro biotic for gut health is a good choice.
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