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    Default 3 days without a poop - should I be worried?

    She seems normal, last night I thought she was a little lethargic but my husband says this morning she is perky as ever, but still no poop.

    She's not trying to poop, either.

    No vomiting, her stomach feels normal, no fever. She is always very eager to eat.

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    If she's totally normal in all other ways I wouldn't worry at all. Raw fed dogs poop way less then kibble fed dogs. One of the many perks!
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    I am trying very, very hard to stay casual about this and not do my usual freak out. i think the last time I saw her poop was last Thursday. I carefully combed the yard last night and didn't find anything I missed.

    I know they poop less, but I wouldn't think they would be so efficient as to not poop at all!

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    How long has she been on raw? I remember in the beginning when I first switched my dogs to RAW it felt like *forever* until I finally saw them poop at times. It is amazing how well the body will utilize the components of a species appropriate diet.

    I pick up the yard about every other day or so. I always find a couple of Duncan's poops (he's on a BARF diet), but with Lucky (strictly PMR) sometimes I don't find any of her poops.
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    Relax. If she is vomiting, depressed, lethargic or not eating or drinking, then I'd revisit it. My dog didn't poop for 4 days last week after her anesthetic, but when she did, it was a big one. Now she hasn't pooped since Sat morning. She's absolutely fine otherwise, she'll go when her body is ready. Have you taken her for a good walk to get the bowels moving? That may help.







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    She started 2 weeks ago - I took her to the dog park on Saturday (which is normally ALWAYS good for a poop) but it was raining yesterday so we didn't get out.

    Rebel didn't poop at the dog park either, but he's been pooping a small amount once a day.


    Thanks, I will wait and see what happens. It's slightly possible I missed a poop, but it would have had to be a quick one, as she isn't out of our sight very much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luvMyBRT View Post
    How long has she been on raw? I remember in the beginning when I first switched my dogs to RAW it felt like *forever* until I finally saw them poop at times. It is amazing how well the body will utilize the components of a species appropriate diet.

    I pick up the yard about every other day or so. I always find a couple of Duncan's poops (he's on a BARF diet), but with Lucky (strictly PMR) sometimes I don't find any of her poops.
    Sorry for the hijack, but quick question for Sara. Can you tell their poops apart because there's a big difference between PMR poops and BARF poops or is it just because Duncan is a giant Woolly Mammoth with giant Woolly Mammoth poops? Yes, my life has come to this; being curious about poop. LOL.

    ETA: Poop is a funny word. POOP. So mature, I know.
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    Well, I should have started this thread yesterday, as my husband just called and told me she had a nice poop. i feel sure my asking about it was what made her poop.

    oh, we did figure out - it was Thursday morning when she last pooped. So that's a full four days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RachelsaurusRexU View Post
    Sorry for the hijack, but quick question for Sara. Can you tell their poops apart because there's a big difference between PMR poops and BARF poops or is it just because Duncan is a giant Woolly Mammoth with giant Woolly Mammoth poops? Yes, my life has come to this; being curious about poop. LOL.

    ETA: Poop is a funny word. POOP. So mature, I know.
    OMG. I am sitting here laughing! I needed that!

    Well, I think it is a combination of both. Woolly Mammoth poops are generally a bit bigger than a normal size dogs poop. However, when Duncan was on strictly PMR his poops where smaller and less frequent. So those of you that can feed PMR to your healthy dogs....just revel in the great tiny poops!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by xellil View Post
    Well, I should have started this thread yesterday, as my husband just called and told me she had a nice poop. i feel sure my asking about it was what made her poop.

    oh, we did figure out - it was Thursday morning when she last pooped. So that's a full four days.
    HOORAY FOR POOP!!!

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    OMG. I am sitting here laughing! I needed that!

    Well, I think it is a combination of both. Woolly Mammoth poops are generally a bit bigger than a normal size dogs poop. However, when Duncan was on strictly PMR his poops where smaller and less frequent. So those of you that can feed PMR to your healthy dogs....just revel in the great tiny poops!!!!
    Hehe! Glad I could give you a little chuckle
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