Thursday, March 21, 2013

Emma and her poop update

After writing about Emma's poop problem, we decided to change her diet. The past few months our dogs have been on a grain free food. Since I have taken gluten out of my diet and feel 1000% times better, I wondered if it would help my dogs. So we switched Emma to grain free food and within 3 days, she was only pooping 3 times a day. Half the amount and she is not peeing nearly as much (meaning hardly any accidents).

While our dogs have been on grain free food, I still allow them to have some treats with grain in it. Neither have shown any signs of sensitivity so I think it is fine for them. However, for Emma, given her  issues, I have purchased grain free treats as well. 

The other change is we are limiting her access to rope toys. We have discovered that she eats the rope and that upsets her stomach.

We will see if these changes continue.

PS: Zaphod is a gentleman and always let's Emma win with the rope. He is very gentle with her and it is very sweet.


  1. That's the answer then, fantastic :) xx00xx

    Mollie and Alfie

  2. Great bit of detective work and we are pleased it is sorted. Just love that gentle giant Phod.
    Have a terrific Thursday.
    Best wishes Molly

  3. Very interesting! You did an awesome job figuring this out.

  4. We eat Grain Free, too. Glad it's helping Emma.

    XXXOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  5. We are glad it helps Emma! It's amazing how much diet can affect the pups.


  6. Glad you found the source, now life , ahhhhhhh some what normal can return?

    Your Pals
    The Mad Scots

  7. Yay Emma! Glad she's pooping less for you. And peeing too, maybe the peeing often thing was related. I wouldn't let her have the rope toys if she eats them. They can get stuck in their and cause a linear obstruction which is totally not cool!

  8. Yea for Emma! Grain free works for us
    Benny & Lily

  9. Darn those grains! Glad the new diet is working so well for Emma.

    Lily Belle & Muffin

  10. Yayay Emma we love a good success story.
    Hugs madi and keep up the good work\
    Madi and Mom

  11. We only allow Millie to have her rope bones under supervision since she will often just start pulling out strings and eating them.


  12. Hope it keeps working! I'm very happy since switching Nola to grain free.
    Nola's Mom

  13. It 's great the new diet is helping! What they eat sure makes difference for their health.


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