Poop question:)

Discussion in 'Health & Nutritional Care' started by umit, May 20, 2018.

  1. umit

    umit Member

    Hi
    Do corsos create more then other breeds???
    She is 4 months now we feed orijen puppy about 260gr a day and she really poops too much.
    3-4 times in the morning and really twice our retriever.
     
  2. trg

    trg Well-Known Member

    What is the consistency like? Also what color? If it is loose and yellowish color you may want to try a different food. We had to change our boys food. By changing it made all the difference in the world.
     
  3. Boxergirl

    Boxergirl Well-Known Member

    This is probably a silly question. You're feeding her 260 grams a day, or several times a day? Measured by weight, not volume? I've never fed my dogs by weight, probably because I'm in the US. I measure in cups. Since a cup is a measure of volume and a gram is a measure of weight, I'm having trouble with your feeding amount. Someone correct me if I'm wrong please, math has never been my strong point. 260 grams is equivalent to 260ml, which ends up being just a little more than a cup (US) by volume. Umit, do you know how many cups you're feeding per day and of which kind of Orijen?

    Anyway, like trg said, what does her poop look like? Changing foods can make a huge difference. Even if a food is really good, it may not be the right fit for your dog. How is her body condition?
     
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  4. TylerDurden

    TylerDurden Well-Known Member

    Your calculation is correct. I think it‘s popular to use these measurements instead of cups. I have never used cups prior to coming here, but agree that it is helpful when measuring feeding amounts. Considering breed and age, he is most likely not over feeding his dog (probably on the lower end with the amount).
    I haven‘t owned a CC, but don‘t think that they are any different from other Mastiffs in this regard. I would also keep an eye on consistency, rather than amounts for now.
     
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  5. glen

    glen Super Moderator Staff Member

    No my ccs dont create more poos than what my rotties did, im also interested with the consistency of the poo, i dont think the amount is too much it could be the food isnt quite agreeing with the pup.
     
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  6. marke

    marke Well-Known Member

    I tried orijen on my last pups , it didn't agree with them , too many and too loose of stools ......... pups will eat more than adults that are the same size or way bigger than them ......... more in , more out ......... I think as asked in previous post , the condition of the stools is the best indicator ......
     
  7. umit

    umit Member

    I think it is silly to measure by cup since every food has its own density.
     
  8. Boxergirl

    Boxergirl Well-Known Member

    Okay, lol. I think that the recommended feeding amounts on the bag probably reflect the individual food density. I just don't know anyone in the US that measures by weight. All of my dog food bags have recommended feeding amounts in cups. I guess it's just a US thing. I was just thinking that the amount seemed a bit light for a puppy, so I was curious. As others said, stool condition is very important. One of my dogs has tried some of the best foods available and he pooped like crazy. It took us a while to find something that agreed with him.
     
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  9. Boxergirl

    Boxergirl Well-Known Member

    Umit, I meant to clarify. I hope you didn't feel I was criticizing they way you feed. I was just trying to wrap my head around the conversion and I wanted to make sure my math was right.
     
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  10. TylerDurden

    TylerDurden Well-Known Member

    I wouldn‘t expect to find major/noticable differences between the premium kibble manufacturers in terms of density (I might be wrong). Generally, regardless of the measuring method, it‘s not an exact since. Especially when it comes to large/giant breed puppies, amounts have to constantly be changed and adjusted. Going by what‘s listed on the bag certainly helps, but there are too many variables that can influence the exact amount. As far as units go, I have calculated in kilogram, celsius, liters etc. for 25 years, and had to adjust when I came to the US three years ago. I‘m still reverting back to the metric system in many cases, as it is more convenient. However, measuring dog food in cups has always worked pretty well. I guess we have all become poop experts over time ;)
     
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  11. umit

    umit Member

    Our vet decided to try some probiotics.
    He thinks she cant digest well due to flora deficency.
     
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  12. BlackShadowCaneCorso

    BlackShadowCaneCorso Super Moderator Staff Member

    Orijen while being a premium food is also very rich and sometimes puppies can have a more difficult time digesting it. Our pup is around the same age and I think is eating approx. 2 1/4 to 2 1/2 cups a day (over several meals), she was in for a check up yesterday and she is a good weight, growing nice and slowly consistent which I had hoped for because she doesn't know how to stop running like a nut and not taking chances when it comes to getting on/off the furniture, etc.
     
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  13. umit

    umit Member

    I try to keep food at minimum, she is now 43pounds and 3.5 months.
    Our vet said muscularity is a little weak so i will give a little more fore muscle gain.
     
  14. mmmcc

    mmmcc Member

    my cc is 5 month old now and he eats 3.5-4 cups a day plus training treats. And he is hungry all the time, lol. His 'output' more than my adult dog of 120# and she eats only 2 cups a day.
    I think puppy is growing so fast so they need excessive food amount and even recommendation on the bag showing less food as dog growing so I expect less poop after 1 yo.
     
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  15. umit

    umit Member

    Does she sleep all the time she is not playing???
    She doesnt like to sit also,she is always lying.
    Hope not a sign for hip problems.
     
  16. mmmcc

    mmmcc Member

    my cc is pretty active if I allow. but I feed by his look and he is looking good.....just hungry all the time!
     
  17. Nik

    Nik Well-Known Member

    You are so right about the trial and error thing. Kahlua is easy but Diesel is so so particular. We measure by cup too but we just adjust it depending on their body and how they are doing. Also we are doing two types of food mixed so we can't exactly go entirely by recommended amounts anyways.
     
  18. umit

    umit Member

    I try to decide by her looks.
    Ribs should not be disappeared under fat as far as i know.
     
  19. umit

    umit Member

    Hi again.
    She is now 6 months but we still have issues about morning poops.
    She can't hold to spots and she now started pooping while walking!!!
    I feed her 3 times acana large puppy and now changed to n&d large puppy about 4-4.5 cups which makes around 600gr a day.
    She is about 29-30 kg(60-64pounds). IMG-20180719-WA0005.jpg
     
  20. Boxergirl

    Boxergirl Well-Known Member

    What consistency is the poop that she's unable to hold? If it's not liquid diarrhea, I would contact my vet and discuss the issue. Fecal incontinence is a thing and can be from something like an anal gland issue, among other things. Large frequent poop would indicate, to me, that the food may not be the best formulation for her. Being unable to control her bowels when the fecal matter is normal consistency would definitely be something I would consult with my vet about. Unless I'm misunderstanding what you're describing, I say have it checked out.
     
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