No one likes to mention this subject!
A lovely subject we all talk about here at barkinBISTRO! This short article will give insight into the benefits of raw-fed poo as it is an important indicator of your dog’s health. Dogs that are fed a raw diet produce a lot less poo – it also biodegrades quickly, smells very little and turns to powder over a day or so. It is much easier to pick up too.
A normal poop should be soft and firm and look like a cigar. The colour will be brownish depending on what your pup has eaten. If the poop is white this may indicate the bone content is on the high side and if black, there could be too much offal. Occasionally you may find there is greyish slime – it is the mucous membrane which is shed from the intestine every few months. It is also normal to see some vegetables in the poop that may not have been digested and this can help to stimulate the mechanical function of the intestine.
Completely different from raw-fed poop as it contains a high amount of grain, rice, potatoes, fillers and carbohydrates, not to mention the lack of protein which is essential for good health. Often there is as much as 70%. We don’t believe that this kind of so-called food will sustain your pup and it would be like you eating processed foods every day. Your pup would not be running around wheat fields to find food, more likely he would be chasing rabbits and squirrels!
Dogs do not have the digestive system or enzymes to process a high carbohydrate diet and if fed a highly heated, processed food can lead to many health issues such as:
- Yeast issues
- Itchy feet and ears
- Poor dental health as starchy carbs stick to their teeth
- A higher chance of cancer as cancer feeds on sugar
- Massive volume of poop