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Cody DeBaun. Crumbly could be from more bones in the diet. When my two dogs transitioned off of the factory stuff I had a similar experience : one had no issues, the other had constipation, diarrhea and some really stinky droppings.

After a while it balanced out and wasn't a problem. Here are some more specific thoughts, though: - puppy probiotics.

Just one gram of dog poop can contain 23 million fecal bacteria, Gross!

Helped to get over the hump in adjusting to a different food. Feed a creature the exact same thing every day for years, and it may take some time to get used to variety. I think half the reason my one dog had no issues is that he's a weird piglet-dog; he'll graze on grass, eat insects, mushrooms , roots you name it.

He was already kind of used to the variety. Mine get raw meaty bones one meal, and a mix of other things for the other meal veggies, oatmeal, ground beef , eggs, herbs, fish, fruit , etc etc. They seem to be happier and more healthy this way. They weren't really made for processing much of that. Lead to bad things.

Turns out that flies put us in the same category as feces and rotting flesh. Lovely.

When I eased up on the fish, animal fat, eggs, and other high-fat sources it helped. That could be a contributing factor. A little DE might do well though, desiccate it and bother those little fly feet. Thank you. I will try one meal bones, one other stuff. I am aware that too much fat can be an issue, but the increased fat is helping with skin problems.

My two large dogs have lost weight and the little one has gained. I feel like everything is all over the place. I will try sprinkling his poop with DE, I have plenty. Just to be clear, the forum was talking about agricultural lime, not fruit juice. I assumed the pH change wouldn't be liked by the flies, but I don't know. But, I'll try the DE first.

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Rebecca Norman. I heard a Taiwanese permaculture teacher say that he keeps a small worm-bin half sunk in the ground, and pooper-scoops his dog's poop into it, and the compost worms make short work of it. I think it was just a garbage bin, with holes in the earth-covered bottom part for the worms and other organisms to come and go in the ground.

It had a lid to keep rain out, smells in, and to keep flies from going in and laying eggs. I think he said he's had it in one spot for years and never needs to empty it or move it, but I'm not sure I remember that correctly. Called botflies, they proliferate by laying eggs on blades of grass, or in nests, where they hatch, releasing maggots that crawl onto the skin of the passing host. The small maggots enter a body orifice , migrate through various internal tissues, and ultimately make their way to the skin, where they establish themselves within a warble a small lump in the skin.

The mature maggots, which may be an inch long, then drop out of the rodent or rabbit host and pupate in the soil. Dogs become infected with a botfly larva when they come into contact with a blade of grass that has a maggot on it. The dog's movement against the blade of grass stimulates the maggot to crawl onto the dog.

The maggot then crawls around on the dog until it finds an orifice in which to enter. In the northern U. Seasonality is less determined in areas with warmer temperatures, where flies are active through longer periods of the year. The condition or disease described in this medical article can affect both dogs and cats.

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If you would like to learn more about how this disease affects cats, please visit this page in the PetMD health library. Cuterebra infection may be presented by warbles below the surface of the skin, or the dog may show signs associated with the larvae migrating within their tissues. Symptoms may include respiratory signs, neurological signs, opthalmic eye lesions, or the aforementioned maggots under the skin.

The most likely places for your dog to acquire this parasite are in environments where the botfly flourishes: grassy areas where there are adequate populations of rodents and rabbits.