Yes! These are all some of the great benefits of a raw diet. The reason your dog is pooping less is because most of the food is being digested and properly utilized by the body, resulting in less waste. It is a sign that the dog’s body has utilized all the nutrients in the food when it turns chalky white after a few days. All that is left in the stool is ash and fiber which casts a chalky white consistency to the stool.

Since your dog’s stools are firmer, you will no longer need to have his anal glands expressed. The bone component of the diet firms feces, which naturally squeezes the anal glands with every bowel movement. With a cooked, processed, grain based diet, the feces remains soft, allowing anal secretions to build up. This condition can result in unnecessary, painful compaction and possible rupture of the glands.