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Dry vs raw stool volume comparison (actual numbers)

I recently had the opportunity to do a little two-month study of dry vs raw stool volume, and of course I'm just OCD enough to do it.

It's not scientific and the differential is due in part to moisture (and water intake) but if you're the least bit interested in actual numbers, have a look . . .

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Great post Gary! My experience with kibble was very similar; bigger & softer poop (yuck), bad breath, dull coat, plus smellier poop and a little sluggish.

I definitely prefer feeding Emmie a raw diet as she is healthier on it, has lots of energy, stable weight, great teeth/gums, and better poop. I'm currently feeding her SmallBatch raw frozen and she loves the lamb, beef, and duck sliders. It also gets a 5 star rating on dogfoodadvisor.com.
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And I can attest to how wonderful Rory is in person; such soft, fabulous fur, gorgeous smile, and she appears very healthy, sturdy, and is incredibly sweet! What you're feeding her is working well.
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You just started by Saturday morning with a smile! We don't eat meat here so I have hesitated trying the Darwin's. I think I will give it a try and see how the fluffy kids like it. Thank for the info!

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Just checked out Darwin's website. Does Rory eat the meat or poultry?

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Just checked out Darwin's website. Does Rory eat the meat or poultry?
Rory gets both in random fashion.
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You just started by Saturday morning with a smile! We don't eat meat here so I have hesitated trying the Darwin's. I think I will give it a try and see how the fluffy kids like it. Thank for the info!
They have a great trial offer: 10 lbs. with free shipping for just $14.95.

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I feed a high quality dry kibble. Now, I have read that if the kibble is high quality that that the stool will be smaller and firmer than it would be if you feed them a cheap supermarket brand. For me, that seems to be the case. Her stool is firm and small. I guess I am not going to be weighing it though! I've also heard that if you feed raw you run the risk of getting food poisonings. Is that not a concern? Raw seems so expensive. But then she eats so little that it probably doesn't matter.



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Raw seems so expensive. But then she eats so little that it probably doesn't matter.
You can get an idea of the costs of raw vs dry vs canned in this infographic:

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...I've also heard that if you feed raw you run the risk of getting food poisonings. Is that not a concern? Raw seems so expensive. But then she eats so little that it probably doesn't matter.
There is not an increased risk of food poisoning from a raw diet for dogs; that myth doesn't hold up to inquiry/reality.
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