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How often does your hav poop?

Ceylon eats Orijin puppy formula kibble, and free-feeds. I know a lot of people on this forum would say not to free-feed, but he is skinny to begin with even though he gets lots of other treats for training and when I comb or bathe him - lower-'quality' dog treats for training, and higher quality (meat or cheese) for combing and bathing or nail clipping, since he really only tolerates those activities at best. Also, I didn't want him to become really focused on food, which is part of why I free-feed him...

So, he doesn't eat much kibble, and he poops usually only once a day. Is this normal? He is really skinny under all of his fur. He gets plenty of treats on any given day, especially since lately I've been trying to comb him out daily, which ends up meaning about half of a cheese stick or so a night. But he still only has about 1 BM a day, and he is SO skinny under all of his fur... I can feel his backbone, ribs, etc. I mean, he's not scary skinny, but I feel like he could definitely eat more than he does... and I read a post here recently about a pup that poops 2/3 times a day so that got me to wondering...
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McGee usually goes two to three times a day - most often two. He gets fed morning first thing and again at 5 pm. We do NOT have to worry about him being skinny!!! He would eat all day long if we gave it to him!

I wouldn't worry about just one poop a day, though. It is probably just what is normal for him. How much kibble do you think he eats in one day? We give McGee close to 1/3 cup twice a day but Abby being older gets 1/4 cup twice a day.

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Brody isn't quite as a prolific pooper as he used to be. He used to go 6 times or more in a day. Now he goes anywhere from 2-4. He'll be 6 months next week and I feed him Orijen puppy. He still is eating 3 times a day usually (1/4 cup each meal) and the meal he wolfs down is the mid-day meal which I thought is the one they usually give up, but that's when he is hungriest. He'd on his own I think usually skip the morning meal, but if I don't get him to eat something in the first couple of hours he's up he gets pukey with the yellow bile (which really stains the carpet!). Occasionally he doesn't eat the evening meal.

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How often does your hav poop?

Ceylon eats Orijin puppy formula kibble, and free-feeds. I know a lot of people on this forum would say not to free-feed, but he is skinny to begin with even though he gets lots of other treats for training and when I comb or bathe him - lower-'quality' dog treats for training, and higher quality (meat or cheese) for combing and bathing or nail clipping, since he really only tolerates those activities at best. Also, I didn't want him to become really focused on food, which is part of why I free-feed him...

So, he doesn't eat much kibble, and he poops usually only once a day. Is this normal? He is really skinny under all of his fur. He gets plenty of treats on any given day, especially since lately I've been trying to comb him out daily, which ends up meaning about half of a cheese stick or so a night. But he still only has about 1 BM a day, and he is SO skinny under all of his fur... I can feel his backbone, ribs, etc. I mean, he's not scary skinny, but I feel like he could definitely eat more than he does... and I read a post here recently about a pup that poops 2/3 times a day so that got me to wondering...
The sisters go 2 to 3 times a day. Zoey is also really skinny. I offer cooked skinless chicken along with the dry food. I add a little water to a pan and simmer the chicken. Then cut it up and put the chicken and broth into ice cube trays they get one at each meal it helps them eat all the dry. I was told Zoey could gain at least a pound or two. I'm not going to worry because I think she is just eating what she wants.
Some higher quality dog food means less poop maybe yours is one of those. Also exercise will help I would say to ask your vet though just encase he has worms.

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If you are free feeding and he's not much of an eater, he's probably not eating that much. I wish Sophie only pooped once a day. She's more like 4. But if he seems energetic and happy, I wouldn't worry.

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Puppies poop a lot and mostly it depends on their food. Rosie is finally down to the once a day that I consider normal for an adult dog. The first few months, I had forgotten how much they pooped but by a year old it was down to 2 or 3 timss and now once a day. However if I were to give her a low-quality kibble, she would poop most of it out and get very little nutrition.
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OMG, Momo is a pooping machine! I'm serious, if pooping was a doggy olympic sport, she'd win gold daily. 4 times/day minimum, and never right after she eats (to make things difficult).
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Tillie typically goes 2-3 times a day

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I think Tessa's could compete in the pooping Olympics too and give Momo a good run for the gold. She goes at least 4 to 5 times a day and never after she eats. I still can't figure out her bowel routine. Just keep hoping she'll become regular. She is also very skinny. The vet said she could feel all her ribs and to feed her more. She is on Orijin Puppy and Adult (mixture), but she prefers Cooper's diet food of course. She is also very fond of the cat's kibble. But she is very happy and energetic so I'm not worrying (too much) about it.


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Brody isn't quite as a prolific pooper as he used to be. He used to go 6 times or more in a day. Now he goes anywhere from 2-4. He'll be 6 months next week and I feed him Orijen puppy. He still is eating 3 times a day usually (1/4 cup each meal) and the meal he wolfs down is the mid-day meal which I thought is the one they usually give up, but that's when he is hungriest. He'd on his own I think usually skip the morning meal, but if I don't get him to eat something in the first couple of hours he's up he gets pukey with the yellow bile (which really stains the carpet!). Occasionally he doesn't eat the evening meal.
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If you are free feeding and he's not much of an eater, he's probably not eating that much. I wish Sophie only pooped once a day. She's more like 4. But if he seems energetic and happy, I wouldn't worry.
I think your're right, I think Cey just doesn't eat much. I think it takes him a couple of days to go through about 1/2 cup of kibble, though as I said he gets plenty of treats in addition to that... I measured out his kibble this morning so as to see how long exactly it takes him to eat 1/2 cup and I will update when it's gone...

How big is Brody? Cey is almost 8 1/2 months old, and the last time I weighed him he weighed just over 10 lbs...
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