Dry food that produces less waste
DogForums.com is the premier dog Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: Dry food that produces less waste

  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Posts
    2

    Dry food that produces less waste

    I am looking for a food that will produce less waste. She is a female 8 mos old german shepherd. We are now feeding her Science Diet Lamb and Rice puppy food for large breeds. Thanks.

  2. Remove Advertisements
    DogForums.com
    Advertisements
     

  3. #2
    Senior Member zeronightfarm's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    West Union, SC
    Posts
    1,124

    Re: Dry food that produces less waste

    SD is poop fuel. It's main ingredient is corn.

    Try some thing like taist of the wild, blue buffalo, or any thing that doesn't have "byproduct" in it. Other people on here can help more than I can.
    Dogs are like potato chips, you can't have just one!

  4. #3
    Senior Member kafkabeetle's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Fort Wayne, IN
    Posts
    4,107

    Re: Dry food that produces less waste

    Check out this website and look for a 4-5 star food available in your area. Places to look are pet stores and farm supply stores like Tractor Supply. You'll get a better price (probably cheaper than SD!) at TSC on much higher quality food.

    This isn't to specifically endorse this particular food, because there are lots of good ones out there, but I found that when I switched to Taste of the Wild the volume of "waste" my dog produced was much lower.

  5. #4
    Senior Member Sibe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    San Diego
    Posts
    3,627

    Re: Dry food that produces less waste

    The least waste will be from feeding raw. It also doesn't stink hardly at all. Have you considered that?
    “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” ― Mahatma Gandhi


  6. #5
    Senior Member Kathyy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    3,890

    Re: Dry food that produces less waste

    Sassy's homecooked chicken and white rice produced poop nearly as small as Max's raw fed poop. Her food was very low in fiber. Look for low fiber, fiber is what produces the excessive poop.

    If you overfeed a dog then the excess food can be turned into fat or it comes out the other end as large frequently produced soft poop. Cut back for a couple days and see if that helps at all.

  7. #6
    Senior Member Crantastic's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Prince Edward Island, Canada
    Posts
    6,139

    Re: Dry food that produces less waste

    I find that grain-free foods result in smaller, firmer, less smelly poop, at least with my guys (some dogs don't handle it as well). Orijen, Acana and Taste of the Wild have all worked well at my house!

    Crystal the Papillon and Casper the Alaskan Klee Kai

  8. #7
    Banned
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Posts
    5

    Re: Dry food that produces less waste

    Well in my opinion raw food is best for dogs. Raw food is dry food so this will be good for your dog.. I hope your problem has solved now.
    Last edited by Tarous; 08-17-2011 at 12:52 AM.

  9. #8
    Senior Member kafkabeetle's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Fort Wayne, IN
    Posts
    4,107

    Re: Dry food that produces less waste

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarous View Post
    Raw food is dry food so this food produce less waste.
    Can you explain what you mean by that?

  10. #9
    Senior Member kelii36's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Georgia
    Posts
    122

    Re: Dry food that produces less waste

    raw food produces the least amount of waste. Since switching my puppy he poos only a small amount once a day. Sometimes he even goes a day and a half.



  11. #10
    Senior Member Active Dog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    San Diego California
    Posts
    1,097

    Re: Dry food that produces less waste

    Quote Originally Posted by kafkabeetle View Post
    Can you explain what you mean by that?
    Yes that makes no sense..... how can raw food be dry food????

  12. Remove Advertisements
    DogForums.com
    Advertisements
     

+ Reply to Thread

Quick Reply Quick Reply

  • Decrease Size
    Increase Size
  • Remove Text Formatting
  • Insert Link Insert Image Insert Video
  • Wrap [QUOTE] tags around selected text

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
SEO by vBSEO 3.5.2 ©2010, Crawlability, Inc.