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Number of poops per day #351216
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I know that pups poop a lot, but as they age they go less often. Kody goes about 3-4 times a day. Sasha, who's one year old is still pooping like crazy. She goes 6-8 times a day, perhaps even a little more. All the poops are normal poop She is extremely active, is just the right weight and eats about 5 cups of food a day. She's not due for a physical until October and I'll be sure to bring it up then. But should I be concerned?

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once in am and once in pm (we feed her 2/x a day and she usually goes pretty quick after she eats.

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My experience has been that the output = the intake. A dog fed 2 x a day usually dumps 2 x a day. If you free feed, well, then they could dump more often.

Re: Number of poops per day [Re: Shilohsmom] #351221
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Nova is 22 months old and a very picky eater. She poops twice a day but only eats about 1 cup of kibble with a little chicken twice a day. She's quite small-just 50 lb-and quite active. Nova is at the very bottom of standard for a female but she is absolutely wonderful smile.

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I thought Sasha was pooping a lot wow I'll be interested in what the Vet says, but I'm thinking its not a problem. She eats quite a bit but like I wrote earlier, she is very active. I just thought by now she wouldn't be going so often.


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Re: Number of poops per day [Re: Shilohsmom] #351224
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My guys usually are twice a day, but it's not unusual for them to go while on a walk, too. So sometimes it may be 3 times a day.


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Three times seems more normal. I just hope she's able to get the nutrition she needs since the food seems to be going right out of her. I just can't believe how much she poops.


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Re: Number of poops per day [Re: Shilohsmom] #351227
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Twice a day for mine too.

Z is often just once a day. Age, maybe? He will be 12 next month. G is 10 months now & might go 3x's a day, depending on how much training we have done so how many hot dogs she has consumed too, but I limit that to 2 hot dogs. Both are fed 2x's a day. Z gets a cup each feeding and G get 1.5 cups each feeding. She also gets a marrow bone in the mornings so I can enjoy my coffee. I feed Earthborn puppy for G, and Earthborn Great plains for Z. He has a sensitive GI tract, bordering on IBS so he doesn't get any extras-kibble only and even then he is sometimes loose. G is solid as they get.

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Re: Number of poops per day [Re: Shilohsmom] #351253
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Lol middle.

Generally I do find the number of poops per day is often related to the number of feedings per day. My dogs have typically been like Woodreb's - a couple times per day, with maybe an extra one on walks or hikes.

The quality of the poop is more important. My previous experience with kibble is that certain ingredients created frequent voluminous poops - barley being a culprit for my dogs. Food is super individual and perhaps getting the food right is one of the most important things we can do.

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Neilla says now that her tummy is feeling much better she will weigh in on the poop post.

Neilla says right now my tummy is so happy I only do one HUGE poop in the AM sometimes before breakfast but for sure after breakfast and maybe a very small poop in the afternoon, but not for the last 2 days.


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