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    Default Which type/brand of food to make poop firm and easy to pick up

    Sorry if the title is a bit direct! Chloe's on Royal Canin kibble and her stool is most of the time firm-ish. Whenever we give her some can food also (Science Diet) she ended up with soft stool. Any suggestions which brand of kibble or what would be the best combination of food best for her and easier for us, i.e. to get her poop to be firm and easy to pick up with no or very little trace? Thanks. From Chloe too, she's looking at me with her usual look. Well, she'll get to go to the beach soon, for a picnic and a walk.

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    Hi

    My answer would be a RAW diet .Dont know which one you are feeding but have a read of .

    http://www.dogfoodanalysis.com/dog_f...t=1028&cat=all
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    Peanut's poop was always soft until we found out he was allergic to chicken and beef. Now that we've eliminated them from his diet, we feed him blue buffalo basics salmon and potato. He has firm poop and he is doing great!

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    I have a silly question here. Why is RAW diet spelt that way, with capital letters? Is there a specific RAW brand, or is just any raw diet, but for some reasons spelt that way? Thanks. Or have I missed something here?

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    Default They were just emphasizing word "raw"

    Raw dog food is one of the ways to get firm poop and also less of it. Gracie is on it because she ended up having allergies or intolerances to most kibble proteins and grains.We were advised to give raw food a try and now she can eat many meats raw that bothered her in kibble or canned food. She has firm poop consistently about half the quantity. She used to get runny poop fairly often but no more. We use a commercial brand...actually a couple of brands. We buy brands called Primal and Omma's Pride in USA for example. They are frozen medallions you thaw out and are complete balanced meals with veggies, fruit, oils, vitamins added. But most are grain-free since these are often allergens. Gracie loves the food, especially bison and rabbit. There are other brands in the UK. However, the commercial raw food can be a pricey option for some. In our case, it has been cheaper than treating her for diarrhea! Brian M makes his dogs a homemade raw diet which is a way to do this cheaper, but takes time to prepare and make sure it's balanced. Many can achieve the same thing with kibble if they find one that works well for their Cav, but we never had luck with that option. Like any transition, if you decide on new food, do it slowly over a couple of weeks.

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    Thank you for all the replies and suggestions. We will stop by at a shop closest to us tomorrow to see what the options are if we were to buy ready-made. Somebody recommended this before to us http://www.rawessentials.co.nz/ I shall let you know how it goes. I did look at Science Diet's can food ingredients earlier, and corn is listed third after water and chicken. Not very comforting isn't it.

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    hello i dont know if where u are there is james wellbellowed dry food.my tobi is doing great with it and olso i giving him bionic biotic.

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    Default Sounds like good options...

    The raw brand you linked to looks very healthy....wide range of meats!! Many here from UK do well on James Beloved kibble too. We do not have that here

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    Hi

    I am more than happy to give you a break down on what I feed just ask .As far as GraciesMom's comment that my home
    made food works out cheaper than prepared raw ,be warned it a lot more expensive .I suppose I am a bit quirky or whatever
    but as for meat everthing is the best human quality I can get with a minimal fat content ,I buy fresh lamb ribs and chops best
    beef chunks ,sirloin steak ,fresh rabbit ,fresh sardine fillets,fresh whitebait ,goat yogurt ,cream cheese and many different sorts of fresh veggies and lots of fruit ,melon strawberry ,blue berry ,apple (no Pips ) banana and even sprouts and lots more so if you wanta complete breakdown just
    ask me but I assure it is not cheap .I like it because I know exactly what they are having and it is the best I can get .
    And I enjoy preparing it

    Best Wishes

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    Default Dang Brian!!! We want you to be our chef!

    I love teasing you, but you really are just an amazing doggy dad!
    Quote Originally Posted by Brian M View Post
    HiI am more than happy to give you a break down on what I feed just ask .As far as GraciesMom's comment that my homemade food works out cheaper than prepared raw ,be warned it a lot more expensive .I suppose I am a bit quirky or whateverbut as for meat everthing is the best human quality I can get with a minimal fat content ,I buy fresh lamb ribs and chops bestbeef chunks ,sirloin steak ,fresh rabbit ,fresh sardine fillets,fresh whitebait ,goat yogurt ,cream cheese and many different sorts of fresh veggies and lots of fruit ,melon strawberry ,blue berry ,apple (no Pips ) banana and even sprouts and lots more so if you wanta complete breakdown justask me but I assure it is not cheap .I like it because I know exactly what they are having and it is the best I can get .And I enjoy preparing itBest Wishes bri

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