Well, about two weeks ago I noticed two little pooplets (tiny balls of what appeared to be poop smaller than a grape and perfectly sphere shaped) on the floor. Cheez-it is perfectly potty trained so I chocked it up to something hanging that he brought inside. Since then I have found a few of these in his kennel a few days apart and I have also noticed that he has been having some NASTY gas. I mean, "Walk into my office and clear out the room" gas. So, dogs have gas, no big deal. But just tonight (I am up late working on something) I'm laying in bed with the laptop frantically typing and I figure it's probably about time to take the Cheez-ball outside and I look down and I can see a little pooplet right on his butt, not stuck to anything, but just sitting there firm and unattached to any of his hairs (he has a rather strict back-side haircut to prevent this). I have come to the conclusion that he has been extruding these little poop-balls (about the size of Cheez-puffs, no pun intended) in his sleep. In his sleep? Seriously?? He has no worms, gets plenty of excercise and ample time to do his business before bed time. It just happens randomly I think.
So on the internet I found something about adjusting his fiber. I have no idea if this is the problem, but gas+poop leaves me to believe fiber is a likely suspect. I feed him the blue buffalo lamb+rice for adults, he is 11 months old, and he is in top-shape. I do let him eat as much as he wants, but he never eats much more than a cup a day. So whats the deal? I was under the impression that the food he gets is of high quality, he also gets the occasional scrap but it's never anything more than a teaspoon full of chicken-meat or something, and usually every other day. His treat intake is scarce, he might get 1/4 of a typical med dogbone a day. What should I be adjusting here? Does he need more fiber? I was under the impression that firm poop is good poop.
Any advice is helpfull, even the vet wasnt really sure what to tell me. His muscles and stuff are all in perfect working order and he has no sensory problems... Whats the deal??