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The scoop on the poo

What goes in must come out.

As you’ll be cleaning up, you’ll be keen to know how to keep it as easy to pick up as possible. The Pedigree™ range includes some of the best products on the market when it comes to digestion. We regularly test our products ‘back end performance’ to keep delivering great food for your dog. Both our wet and dry products are tested and both have great levels of digestion. So if you see a problem, it’s worth considering whether you have changed his diet too quickly or whether he might have been digging for some treats of his own (that didn’t go down so well!).

Change diets gradually.

Changing diet too quickly – or handouts of table scraps – can result in poor faeces quality, an uncomfortable bottom or even diarrhoea. When changing your dog’s diet from any kind of prepared food to another, we recommend that you do it gradually, over a period of seven days. Just change the proportions of old and new food gradually each day until the new food makes up the whole meal by day seven.

The bigger the dog…

Large and giant breeds tend to have poorer quality faeces than smaller dogs – and may therefore experience more problems when you change their diet. The probable explanation is that because food stays in the digestive tract of large breeds for a longer period of time, it has a longer exposure to bacteria that cause it to gradually ferment.

Friendlier bacteria, friendlier smell.

Sugar Beet Pulp (SBP), a kind of non-digestible fibre, has been shown to play a very beneficial role in digestive health. For starters, it helps ‘friendly bacteria’ to proliferate, aiding digestion. The fibre can also help to increase production of short chain fatty acids, providing a good energy source that keeps gut wall cells healthy. SBP may also slow down the fermentation of protein, with the result that there are fewer harmful (and potentially carcinogenic) end products. Which in turn means less smelly poo.




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