We got a dog to play with one we had and he does not eat alot but he constanty has to poop. It is like his food isn't digesting properly but he is not losing wieght and is growing fine. What would cause this? Does anyone else have the same problem?
He is about 6 months old and the size of a boxer. We are not sure what kind of mix he is. I feed him dry dog food, high protein. He eats about 4 cups or less a day. I feed him twice a day and he nibbles at his food for hours.
I noticed that you said he nibbles at his food for hours. If you leave food out and he eats all day, even if it's not a large quantity, this might affect the number of times he needs to poop. If he is not having a reaction to the type of food you are giving him he may be just getting stimulated by the constant 'snacking'.
I put out 2 cups in the morning, about 6 a.m., for both dogs and again at 4 p.m.. One is a small rat terrier dog, (Mouse) about 11 pounds and then we have Mickey who is a mixed breed and we are not sure of what he is. He's about 40 lbs now and he has always eaten small amounts from when we got him at six weeks old until now. He does not seem to eat alot at any given time. I don't think 2 cups twice a day is too much for the two of them. Mouse eats very little as he is a small dog but Mickey I would think would eat more. I was buying expensive dog food that was high protien but they did not like it so now I am buying the store brand and they eat it. I buy the same brand every month as I know changing their food can mess up their digestive system but I am afraid to put the food up as most of it is left after they eat in the morning. I know he is a puppy still and still growing, (much to my suprise as he was suppose to be a small dog too), so I pretty much let him eat. He also talks at us all the time. Just sits in front of us and softly barks in diffrent tones. He is a strang dog.
I'm assuming you are home to see that he is not eating. Also, that you are feeding them in separate bowls. Try sprinkling some grated cheese ( just a little) over the larger dog's kibble. He will probably eat the whole portion at one time. But only put one cup of food in the bowl while doing this. If he eats too much & then runs around, he will possibly get bloat & we don't want to harm him.