The So Much Poop Post - German Shepherd Dog Forums
 1Likes
  • 1 Post By Custom Billet
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-15-2019, 12:55 AM Thread Starter
New Member
 
Kayah's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Posts: 15
The So Much Poop Post

My 6 month old puppy poops SO much. Today I counted. 1x when 1st out of crate, 2x on walk, 4x rest of the day. I expect he will poop again before he's in the crate for the night.
I am feeding Only Natural Pet dehydrated and kibble. I've also had him on Nutro Wellness and Sinply Nourish Source.
I want to feed him very good food, but is there anything I can give him that won't decorate my yard with 8-9 poops per day?
(They are not diarrhea.)
Suggestions welcome, please ....and thank you!
Kayah is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-15-2019, 09:37 AM
Crowned Member
 
Sabis mom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 4,258
How much are you feeding? That seems like kind of a mish mash of food, can I ask why so much variety? An adult dog will generally have as many bowel movements as meals, pups maybe more but that does sound excessive. Most puppies I have raised get fed 3-4 times per day and have 3-4 bowel movements per day, 5 or 6 at the most.
Perhaps a vet check to ensure that his system is functioning properly. If he cannot empty it may make him go more frequently.
Sabis mom is online now  
post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-15-2019, 11:28 AM
Member
 
Custom Billet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: Oregon
Posts: 85
Mine is on commercial raw. She goes once a day. 15 months old. When she was 6 months, she would go once or twice, unless she got a hold of one of those yard mushrooms. Then she would go every hour!
ausdland likes this.
Custom Billet is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-15-2019, 01:10 PM
Senior Member
 
Pan_GSD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Posts: 297
when my dog was a puppy, he would go about 4 to 5 time sper day.

now, almost 3 years old, he goes twice a day.

no noticeable change in diet.
Pan_GSD is offline  
post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-15-2019, 01:14 PM
Member
 
CactusWren's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2018
Posts: 82
5 months old, maybe 4-5 times a day. Sometime big masses, too! He eats 3X a day, Nulo Freestyle for puppies.
CactusWren is offline  
post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-15-2019, 01:36 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
Kayah's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Posts: 15
Hi again. I had him on the other types of food earlier, but he pooped so much we switched it, thinking it would help.
Now he's been on on Only Natural Raw (dehydrated) ....and Puppy Power Feast, also by Only Natural Pet. He eats 3x per day about 1 cup at a time.
I wondered if it could be a health issue but the vet says he's perfect. It just seems to me that his body isn't being very efficient.
Kayah is offline  
post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-20-2019, 09:43 AM
New Member
 
dkallas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Ohio
Posts: 18
So my Male GSD is 14 months old and when we switched from puppy food to taste of the wild lamb he developed stomach issues. Was losing weight, gray stools and smelly. We switched foods to Diamond naturals chicken. We had him checked for worms which was positive. He's been on the new food for about 8 weeks. His stools color and smell has improved but he goes poop A LOT 4 or 5 times a day and large amounts. He's still not gaining weight, down to 68 pounds. He was at the vet yesterday who wants us to increase his food to 3 meals a day for a total of 5 1/2 cups. It just seems like he just poop more. Like he's not keeping any of the nutrients. Need some advice on what could be going on.
dkallas is offline  
post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-20-2019, 10:44 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Maryland
Posts: 462
Mine is 15 months and he poops 3 times a day. Back when I first got him, he was going 8 times a day. I used to keep a log (no pun intended). I'm trying to get him down to twice a day. Still a work in progress. However now that he's in a "schedule," everything is less stressful and easier. Once he "normalized" I didn't need to keep a log book anymore.

Oh, from what I understand, the better the quality food you feed your dog, the less that comes out. They will absorb the good ingredients and minerals and vitamins and nutrients. The bad foods have ingredients that the dogs don't digest so well and that's why it will poop more. I'm not a biologist or a vet. It's just I read about it somewhere.

Last edited by tc68; 04-20-2019 at 10:50 AM.
tc68 is offline  
post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-20-2019, 10:52 AM
Member
 
Seer's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 197
Its certainly the kibble. Highly processed foods are shown the exit much faster then whole un-processed food. If you were to switch to just a complete raw DIY or pre-made you would find two differences the amount of poop coming back out (mass) and frequency. Once a day or once every other in a whole food dog is not uncommon but rather the norm. The amount to clean up after also decreases by quite a bit as your getting better absorption feeding what the dog was designed to eat.

JD

Are you going to pull those pistols or whistle Dixie
Seer is offline  
post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-20-2019, 11:51 AM
Member
 
Custom Billet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: Oregon
Posts: 85
Quote:
Originally Posted by dkallas View Post
So my Male GSD is 14 months old and when we switched from puppy food to taste of the wild lamb he developed stomach issues. Was losing weight, gray stools and smelly. We switched foods to Diamond naturals chicken. We had him checked for worms which was positive. He's been on the new food for about 8 weeks. His stools color and smell has improved but he goes poop A LOT 4 or 5 times a day and large amounts. He's still not gaining weight, down to 68 pounds. He was at the vet yesterday who wants us to increase his food to 3 meals a day for a total of 5 1/2 cups. It just seems like he just poop more. Like he's not keeping any of the nutrients. Need some advice on what could be going on.

Go to commercial raw and he will poop way less. Also, they actually use the food that you are giving them, so he will most likely put some weight on.
Custom Billet is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the German Shepherd Dog Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Can you help him to poop? readaboutdogs The Senior Dog 10 08-12-2013 10:58 AM
Can't get bitch to stop eating pups poop Gilly1331 Breeding - General 7 11-20-2012 07:51 PM
Frustrating neighbor! Litz Stories 205 05-10-2012 03:44 AM
Let's all Sit Down and have a Poop Talk.... Konotashi Diet & Nutrition 12 03-04-2012 12:26 AM
Eating feces macdonc353 General Behavior 56 02-27-2009 04:21 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome