Switched to raw, lots more pooping. feeding too much?

firstimebully

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hey everyone :)

Lenny is 17 months old and i switched him onto a raw diet just over a week ago. He'd been on Purina Hypoallergenic for a couple of months which was suggested by the vet after he had cystine stones removed so for the moment he's eating this https://www.naturesmenu.co.uk/full-flavoured-rabbit-nmnrc

he loves it and it already seems to have made a difference with him licking his paws which is great but he's pooping a lot more and has even done it indoors overnight a couple of times recently. all fine and solid poops but it seems a bit odd because he's been house trained for a while now. Last time I weighed him he was 17kg (37.5lbs), I'm feeding him 500 grams a day, 250 in the morning and 250 in the evening (like 530pm). Do you think thats too much and might explain the extra poops?

Thanks!
 

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Glad it’s working. Rule of thumb on a raw diet it’s 1 lb 454g for a 50lb dog. That being said, if you’re also giving him treats? That needs to be added to the pound a day. Are his treats raw or 100% protein only? If full of grains that won’t help his poop. Bare in mind in his raw diet there’s Peas, Swede, Carrots, Cranberries, Spinach Yucca n Tea extract. That will make a poop bigger than a raw diet without veggies.
 
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firstimebully

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Sounds like I’m probably feeding him a bit too much then! Until today I’ve only been giving him a few frozen blueberries and green beans as treats. Had some fruitables arrive today so will be trying them over the next few days as well. He’s hungry regardless of how much I feed him!
 

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Dogs will eat 24/7 especially raw. My 2 will eat till they croak if I allow them. I give them either frozen Smelts, dry liver or beef strips as a morning n noon snack. Sometimes it’s beef tongue or heart. Their main meal is at supper. So just split up the snacks if you’re home. if not he can wait. Btw raw marrow bones are great to keep them busy throughout the day.
Sounds like I’m probably feeding him a bit too much then! Until today I’ve only been giving him a few frozen blueberries and green beans as treats. Had some fruitables arrive today so will be trying them over the next few days as well. He’s hungry regardless of how much I feed him!
 

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You generally want to feed 2-3% of body weight depending on level of activity. It could take a bit to find the exact amount that works.
 

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Helene and Citty have you covered…. Gotta find that balance
 

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