I was very excited when we brought our golden boy home and could switch him from the breeder recommended kibble to Orijen. They seem like an excellent Canadian company with great practices, and I was sure I was giving our baby the next best thing to raw food.
As time goes by, I begin to wonder more and more about Tucker’s diet, and the fact that his poop is still huge and runny on a fairly regular basis. Apparently we are feeding him a little more that the bag suggests, (we our feeding 70 lb tucker about 5-6 cups per day) but he is very lean and active. We thought perhaps the over feeding was causing this, but how can we be sure? Also, Tucker’s poop smells much worse than any dog I have ever had, and just attributed that to a healthy diet, but I know for a fact when feeding Logan raw, he never had this problem.
We live in a built up neighborhood of nice homes, and during this heat wave, my neighbors have more than noticed the rancid smell coming from our yard. As I am sure anyone who owns a dog can attest, cleaning up these “cow patties” is extremely challenging, especially in this hot weather. (think chocolate pudding, only stickier, and smellier!) I find myself gagging and rinsing the area with the hose, but even with that, our yard smells like a cess pool.
My boyfriend and I have been seriously discussing switching Tucker to a raw food diet. I know the benefits clearly outweigh the risks, its just a matter of taking that first step….I look forward to the days of no more patties…
Here’s a picture of the boy, taken today