Gnarls, I hate to hear that your friends lost one. I was raised with dogs. We had working dogs and pets. As an adult I carry on the tradition of hunting with dogs and having pets as well. I feed then calu pak purple bag. They all like it, it keeps them full of energy and healthy weighted. My deer dogs may run 50-60 miles in a day and they keep a great figure on the purple bag. I am no nutritionist but I do pay attention to their stool and keep notice of anything that changes in their appearance and attitudes.
Thank you. You are most likely in a minority as a dog lover.
Caru is a very high quality food!
Yes.. checking poop can very often give you clues about what’s going on with a dog’s digestive system.
As you said, observing and analyzing your dog’s behavior will tell you a lot of information about what’s going in their head and their body.
Dog’s ancestral wolf DNA makes them intrinsically try to hide or suppress showing illness, injuries, or pain. In the wild, showing injury or sickness would signal a predator of their weakness and would then become prey. I can tell immediately when one of my dogs is in pain or feeling sick by their body movements and facial expression.