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erm....<br><br><br><br>
does anyone else here who feed their dogs a v*n diet find that they poo A LOT?!?!<br><br><br><br>
I cannot believe the amount of poo that my 4 month old puppies are creating... it almost seems physically impossible...<br><br><br><br>
i am worried that there is a problem with this... and if they woudl poo so much if i fed them meat... but i really don;t want to do that...<br><br><br><br>
it just seems like everything goes straight through them!<br><br><br><br>
they are not underweight or unhealthy AT ALL...<br><br><br><br>
but i just wanted to see if you guys ahd any thoughts on the matter... is it healthy for them to keep pooing so much?!<br><br><br><br>
actually, another thought has just occured to me... i've noticed on my poo duty (ie, picking up theirs!) that there are some STONES IN THERE...<br><br><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/huh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":confused:"><br><br><br><br>
is there a reason apart from mad puppy behaviour that they would be eating a few stones?! this definitely concerns me!<br><br><br><br>
eek!
 

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Well, I'm told humans poop more on a vegetarian diet too... So, I would guess it's normal, but I've never really thought about it. And it depends on the breed, some dogs just have a lot of crap.<br><br><br><br>
And yeah, I would stop feeding them a diet of stones and rocks, even though it's vegan, they have trouble digesting them. kidding. It's probably normal puppy mischeif, but I'd watch them when they're outside to make sure they don't develop a rock eating habbit. And also, kitty litter too if you have that around.
 

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yeah... we have the cta litte inside but the puppies do seem interested in it when they come through the house, one in particular has had a bit of a munch!<br><br><br><br>
bizarre!
 

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Yeah, my dog loves to get a snack out of the litter box. Is there a good way to prevent that? Not only is it gross, but it's effect on the dog is arguably worse...
 

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yeah, definetely hide the litter box. I keep boxes around my cats litter box, tall enough that the dogs can't get in, but the cat can still jump up and over. Though she has her own room with a cat door that's too small for the dogs anyways.
 

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if you use a clay litter, especially clumping, it could be potentially deadly, or make them quite sick. hide it well or switch to a brand made from recycled newspapers, it's better for your kitty and your family as well. clay litter has been known to cause blockages in cats, especially kittens, and i imagine it'd do the same in puppies. the newspaper pellets are great, it's all i'll use now
 

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When dogs eat pebbles it is usually a sign that they are not getting enough nutrition out of their diets; they eat rocks trying to get whatever minerals and vitamins are in the rocks. I'm not saying that what you are feeding them is bad; but you should make sure that their diet is giiving them everything that they need. Maybe give them a canine multi vitamin or something (if you don't already) . In the meantime, eating rocks will not harm them. They just pass through the digestive system with no harm. Unless they are very large rocks, but dogs usually will not eat a rock that is too big.
 

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Interesting. I was always under the impression that dogs will sometimes eat small rocks to help digest something that is giving them some difficulty. I had no idea it was nutrition related.
 
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