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Old 12-04-2012, 10:18 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi All,

I am new to this forum and kinda new to the boxer world. I rescued a Boxer almost a year ago and I just have a question about poop!

Cruz is a 20 month old neutered male & we've had him on Taste of the Wild since we got him 10 months ago. I was told this was a very high quality food, but please correct me if I am wrong.

Anyway, in the last few days he has started pooping a lot more than usual. He used to poop 3 times a day. Now he can poop 3 times in an outing to the off leash. He will now poop every time he is taken out. And this morning on our walk he pooped 6 times in about 45 mins. The first 2 were healthy looking... the second two were small but ok in consistency. The 5th was soft & the 6th was very soft and looked kinda greasy (sorry.. hope you aren't eating breakfast lol). He seems fine other wise, no change in energy levels. No change to his diet... I am just wondering if this is something I should be concerned about. Or if perhaps we should change his food?

Thanks in advance for any help or suggestions!
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Old 12-04-2012, 10:48 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Thats a whole lot of poop! What goes in must come out, has there been an increase in the amounts he is eating?

I am not a TOTW fan. Its made by Diamonds and they have had way to many recalls for my liking. How about changing him to something else? SLOWLY Such as Acana, Fromm's or Now. I would only get the grain free varieties of those brands.
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Old 12-04-2012, 11:12 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Hi,

No change in the amount of food.. seems weird to us too. I do remember there was a recall for TOTW.. thankfully Cruz's bags were not affected. We will look into the brands you suggested. We have also been toying with the idea of making our own dog food for him as I've heard so many good things.

No idea why this guy would all of a sudden start pooping so much lol

Thanks for the suggestions!
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Old 12-04-2012, 11:19 AM   #4 (permalink)
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If you want to make his own food, why not go raw?


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Old 12-04-2012, 11:45 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Raw seems a little intimidating to me... but, I am willing to try it. I guess I can look up some raw food diets/recipes. I wouldn't know where to start, but I definitely what the best for my boy. He had a rough start to life and has separation anxiety and anxiety in general so anything to make him happy is worth a shot with me!

I'm assuming if we switch to raw it should be a slow transition?
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Definitely look into the raw.. I started my boys on it and have never looked back! Now the idea of feeding them kibble just seems so strange to me.hahah. There is a lot of amazing information on this forum. 2manydogs is an expert in the area of raw feeding and she helped me out a lot when i was transitioning. It may seem kind of intimidating- but really it is the best thing for your boy, and it is not as complicated as it sounds. By the way this is coming from a vegan (if i can do it- anyone can! haha!) Best of Luck!
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So your interested in RAW?

Beginners Guide to Raw Feeding
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Thanks!
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Old 12-04-2012, 03:27 PM   #9 (permalink)
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RAW will only seem intimidating until you get the first couple of meals behind you. After that its all much easier than you think, especially with the links Kari pit up. The beginners guide that Kari was nice enough to type up gives you every detail laid out in detail.


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Yeah,farting goes down 95% on raw as well

(although the raw I feed Valant is not the same raw as you guys feed your dogs,basically meat veggies fruits bones and select seeds)
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