Disclaimer: This post contains a non-graphic discussion about poop! Also, no specific foods will be named in this post as we don't want our feeding choices to have any influence on yours and we don't want to give any brand free advertising!
|Man, I can't believe she is going to talk about my poop habits!|
For Phod's allergies, he needs to eat a fish based diet. We had found a Canadian high quality brand that they both did well on. Then we couldn't get it anymore, so for the past few months we have tried a lot of different foods. Note: We always buy high quality foods, but just because they are high quality, doesn't mean they are the best for us.
Some of the first foods gave some of us very loose poop. So they were ruled out. Then we went back to a brand we used before Phod needed fish food, but got the fish food and both did well. Instead of doing the smart thing, and staying with this food, we thought we would try a slightly cheaper food. While the poops are not loose, there are a lot of them. Lee has been a once a day pooper (occasionally a 2 times a day pooper) her whole life and she has become a 3-4 times a day pooper. Phod, who usually poops 2-3 times (and always has), is going way more (harder to know exactly as he can go deep into the bush by himself). Then, on Friday, for the first time in over 6 years (he has lived with us for 6.5 years), Phod had a poop accident in the house while we were at work. (He thinks he is in trouble, but he is not, because for him to do this, we know he had to be desperate).
This lead Lady back to the drawing boards. We live very rural and Lady has a love for online shopping. So at 6 am on Saturday (yes, she was up, she had her 8 hours of sleep so was ready to go), she started looking for an online pet food shop. She found one that carried the great Canadian food (at a price slightly cheaper than she had been paying when she could get it at the store), that will ship for free (for orders over $79, so she bought 2 big bags).
We are all looking forward to having the right food and not to be having so many poop issues! We are also looking forward to trying online pet shopping!