There are many advantages to feeding a raw food diet over a highy processed diet when it comes to stool volume and odor.
- Raw food diets are nearly 100% digestible
- Raw meat digests more efficiently than processed cooked meats. The extra time in the gut allows processed meats to ferment causing gas and odorous stool.
- The addition of processed grains and simple carbohydrates in kibble diets increases stool volume as cats and dogs do not produce the appropriate enzymes necessary for digestion.
- Grains further slow the digestion process, increasing fermentation, resulting in offensive gas and stool odor.