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Old 09-19-2012, 02:20 PM
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Default How many times does your Chi poop per day? Is this normal?

Gemma is just about 7 months old and weighs 2.7lbs and she is fed a little less than 1/8c of Acana twice per day and she poops 3-4 times daily, and they are fairly big poos for such a little girl. She seems a little thin so I want to increase her food to a full 1/8c twice per day, but this is going to make her poop even more, like 5-6 times per day.

Is this a problem with her absorbing Acana or is it normal for some Chis to poop so much? How many times does your Chi poop per day, what and how much are they fed, and how much do they weigh? Could it be this flavor? I am feeding her Ranchlands now and have been waiting on an order of Grasslands for over a month (it's ridiculous). Ranchlands is beef and Grasslands is lamb. I used to feed her Grasslands when she was a little puppy and I recall her pooping usually no more than 3 times per day, but that was when she was 4 months old and younger so I would expect her to poop often. I also let her free feed then so she was probably eating more than she gets now. I thought by 7 months she should be pooping a bit less than a very young puppy, especially if she's eating less.

Also, could this be worms? I'm not sure if I should pick up a dewormer at the pharmacy and give it to her just in case. She has not been dewormed since she was 10 weeks old. It's not common that people deworm their pets here every month like so in the US. I don't know if it's safe to use dewormer if she doesn't actually have any worms.

Any thoughts, ideas, suggestions?
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Old 09-19-2012, 02:27 PM
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I have been feeding strictly ZP all summer. Miya poops once a day usually, sometimes two on occasion. I'll be glad when we can get back to raw with some ZP. I'm sorry I can't be of more help. I don't really know what the reg is for a chi Gemma's size or Acana. Hopefully someone else can be of more help.
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I have been feeding strictly ZP all summer. Miya poops once a day usually, sometimes two on occasion. I'll be glad when we can get back to raw with some ZP. I'm sorry I can't be of more help. I don't really know what the reg is for a chi Gemma's size or Acana. Hopefully someone else can be of more help.
I wish I could feed ZP, but she just will not eat it.

Oh, I should have added that while I was feeding canned ZP and raw while I was out of Acana, Gemma was only pooping once or at most twice per day and they were very small poops.
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Did you try dried ZP too? Miya will eat dry but not canned.
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Did you try dried ZP too? Miya will eat dry but not canned.
Ah, yes, the dry was what I was referring to. She hates the dry but loves the canned, lol. I can't afford canned because it's $2.5 per day to feed her that. That's $75 a month!!! I just had a couple cans on hand from when she was a puppy so I was mixing it with raw. I also tried to mix in the dry with the canned, I even blended it up into crumbs thinking she would't notice it was in there, but she still wouldn't have it and she just licked away at the wetness and left everything else.
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lol stubborn!
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lol stubborn!
Ugh, yes. She starved herself for three days like that. Since she is thin to begin with, I couldn't have her losing any weight. I had to give in and feed her something else.
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On BB, Toby pooped 3-4 times a day. On ZP he poops once maybe twice a day.

Did you try both the lamb and venison ZP flavors? Maybe she just didn't like the one you tried.


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