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    Default Why does poop smell?

    I know this probably sounds like a stupid question, but can someone tell me why dog poop smells? I know all poop smells (including human's), but I've noticed that the intensity of my pug's poop varies greatly from day to day,and even poop to poop.
    I get the feeling that certain treats contribute to the smell, but I have still failed to recognize a pattern.
    One that I am certain of, however, is that the softer his poop is, the more it sticks.
    OK poop experts, here's your opportunity to shine ;)

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    Bacteria and fermentation ... different bacteria thrive on different components of the diet producing thiols, skatols, and indols. These are the sulfur containing compounds that also give 'gas' its odor.
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    Anne, I just have to say it... you really know your sh!t.
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    Holy smokes Anne, can you say that in english please, lol. I agree with CSollers, you really do know your sh-t.
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    Haha! Well thanks for the tips.

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