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Changes in dog's poop consistency

Changes in your dog's stool consistency are normal when dogs are fed a freshly cooked diet. Understandably, people get worried when their dog's stool changes. During a transition to a fresh diet, the bacteria and amount of nutrients are different in the intestinal tract, which means dogs may have looser stools, or go to the bathroom more frequently during the transition phase.

Other dogs will have firmer stools, and go less often. This is because they have adapted to digesting the nutrients in a fresh diet. It's not something that should prompt concern, and is unlikely related to constipation itself. For an animal to truly be constipated, it's usually not caused by the diet, but rather some underlying medical condition.

Minor stool changes are not a problem, but if you notice behavioral changes or persistent stool changes, then please talk to your veterinarian about the possibility of an underlying disease or disorder.