|Barked: Mon Aug 5, '13 7:23pm PST |
|'Nice' poop, firm but not hard and larger than Max's daily poop but twice a week?
Any other dogs that do this?
I have been feeding her twice a day as once a day was causing annoying exercise 'diarrhea' when we went for 2 walks a day. After three weeks she is just starting rabbit and is fine on chicken, pork, beef and organ as long as it is well mixed in the rest of the food. By itself organ really needs to be rolled on and Max sometimes gets to eat it for her. She is getting about 2x the bone she needs for nutrition so far and a big meal of pork shoulder bone was no problem at all.
I know this seems like I am progressing really fast but I am giving the tiniest bits of new stuff the first meal and doubling it every meal. She is only getting 1.6% of her actual weight as she is on a diet and I think that is helping keep poop in good order [except for how often it is produced!]. I would think many 19 pound dogs would need more than 2%.
Her diet is going great. Just yesterday I felt vertebra - only in the middle of her back though. For a week I have been able to feel the lower part of her ribs. Her upper hip, rib and shoulder areas still have a heavy load of fat though. I don't think she has lost any weight though.
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