Why Does My Dog Keep Pooping In The House

Why Does My Dog Keep Pooping In The House

Inappropriate Urination and Defecation in Dogs House soiling is a common problem, affecting up to 37 percent of dogs diagnosed with behavioral problems. Most pet owners train their dogs to urinate and defecate outside, and “accidents” usually end while dogs are still puppies, as they learn to wait for scheduled outdoor time. House soiling occurs when a dog regresses to urinating or defecating inside the house. This behavior is more common in male dogs that have not been neutered, although it can occur in non-neutered dogs and cats. There are two types of house soiling. Behavioral house soiling happens when there is no underlying medical problem causing a dog to go to the bathroom in the house. The other type of house soiling occurs when a health problem is causing a dog to eliminate its body waste inside the house. It may have lost control of the muscles in its bladder or sphincter, or there may be an infection or other condition that is making it difficult for the dog to hold the waste in long enough to get outside. House soiling is the most common reason people give their dogs up to an animal shelter, making this an issue of high importance. The sooner the condition is addressed and resolved, the more likely the family is to keep the dog. Symptoms and Types Urinating in the house Defecating in the house Can be a behavioral problem or a medical problem Causes Behavior Problems Not enough house training Urinating to show submission – to another animal or to a human Urinating when excited – loss of bladder control Urinating or defecating when afraid/anxious Marking territory Separation anxiety Drinking too much water, which leads to urinating more Medical Problems Pain when squatting to urinate or defecate Pain when lifting the leg to urinate, if male Bladder infection or bladder stones Unable to hold urine in the bladder (incontinence) Diseased kidney Kidney failure Kidney tumors Liver diseases Disease of the adrenal glands Cushing’s syndrome Addison’s disease Brain diseases Diabetes Abnormally formed urinary system (ectopic ureter) Intestinal parasites Dietary problems, reactions to food Diagnosis You will need to give a thorough history of your dog's health, onset of symptoms, and possible incidents that might have led to this condition. Your veterinarian will perform a thorough physical exam on your dog, with a complete blood profile, including a chemical blood profile, a complete blood count, and a urinalysis. This will allow your veterinarian to determine whether your dog's internal organs are functioning normally and whether there are any infections of the blood or urinary tract. If necessary, your veterinarian may order other blood tests to check the function of your dog's adrenal and thyroid glands. Fecal (stool) tests may also be ordered to rule out intestinal parasites or digestion problems which might be causing it to defecate in the house. Your veterinarian may also order x-ray and ultrasound images of your dog's abdomen to look for the presence of kidney or bladder stones, tumors, or other diseases that would affect the internal organs. If no medical cause is found to be causing your dog to urinate or defecate in the house, it will be diagnosed with a behavior problem. If this is the case, your veterinarian may ask you to videotape your dog's behavior, or to keep a diary of when the inappropriate behavior happens. 1 2 Next urinalysisAn in-depth examination of the properties of urine; used to determine the presence or absence of illness ureterThe tubular shaft found between the kidneys and the bladder sphincterA ring-shaped muscle that is used to close and open an opening spayTo take the ovaries and uterus out of female animals; makes them unable to reproduce.
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Why Does My Dog Keep Pooping In The House

Question: House Trained Dog Pooping InsideBy Kevin L 0 found this helpfulMay 30, 2016At this point I'm really not sure what to do. I have a 10 year old pure bred Pug named Cookie. She's trained to do her daily business inside my home on newspaper, due to Pugs having problems with heat that could possibly cause a heat stroke in a very short matter of time. She's been wonderful doing so since we started training about 2 months after she was born. But recently, she just started pooping and peeing anywhere in the house. Could it possibly be depression? We had another pet Muffin, a Pekingese/Pug mix who has recently passed away going on three months June 11th 2016 due to old age. She was almost 13 years old. They were very, very close. Muffin was 3 years old when we brought Cookie home, and they were inseparable ever since. And once Muffin passed away she became slightly distant, and it just seems like she may of given up on life all together. She's not herself, the baby girl I know. She seems so miserable, and my heart is breaking for her. I don't know if it could be depression, or possibly an illness. I wanted to see if anyone would possibly know what could be happening, before I take her to the vet. I'm not ready for more bad news with my other baby. Please help me. Answer Was this helpful? YesBy Abigail A. June 2, 20160 found this helpfulI would say this is depression. Dogs can grieve for lost companions. Your dog is at a disadvantage. She doesn't see other dogs that often because of your concern about heat would probably keep her from the dog park and such, and because she had a dog companion you probably didn't think to introduce her to many other dogs. Now that her only dog friend is gone she is naturally depressed.If you don't plan on getting another dog now, socializing her with a neighbor's small dog might be an option. Dogs have “playdates” nowadays. My cat does with the neighbor's Maltese. Reply Was this helpful? YesRead More Answers
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Question: House Trained Dog Pooping InsideBy tomboyinheels3 0 found this helpfulFebruary 14, 2017Recently, my 3 year old dog has been pooping in the house. He's been house trained since he was 2 months old. He's always really good about going outside. He gets let out regularly, but recently he's been pooping inside. Usually he goes in the living room or kitchen right in the open where we can see it. We've recently had a lot of rain, but that's over and it's been sunshine and blue skies. Not even 30 minutes ago he went outside. Peed and pooped, then just pooped on the rug about 10 minutes after he came back inside. He didn't go to the door to be let out, nothing. We haven't had a baby, we haven't moved, there haven't been any big changes in his diet (all solid poops, no diarrhea). When I scold him, I don't hit him or anything. I just show him what he did and in a stern voice ask “What did you do?”, never call him bad or anything. Why is he doing this out of nowhere and how can I get him to stop? He's a neutered male Pit Bull Dachshund mix. Ad Answer Was this helpful? YesBy tomboyinheels3 February 17, 20170 found this helpfulHe has a kennel, he gets put in there if he'll be alone. Reply Was this helpful? YesRead More Answers
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Question: House Trained Dog Pooping on BedsBy murphygurl85 0 found this helpfulJanuary 29, 2017My Chihuahua Yorkie breed is trained to go outside, but he continues to poop on the beds in the house. It's not just one, it's all three beds that I have. Also his hair is falling out by his bum area, but it feels as if it was shaved but it wasn't. Answer Was this helpful? YesBy Lizzyanny January 30, 20171 found this helpfulThe hair loss on his bum makes me thing he may have impacted anal glands. They can get infected and cause hair loss from the infection. This is painful for the dog and may be contributing to the pooping on the bed. This is serious and you need a Vet to get things back to normal. Reply Was this helpful? 1AdRead More Answers
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Question: House Trained Dog Pooping InsideMarch 28, 20150 found this helpfulWe have a 5 year old American Cocker Spaniel, she was crate trained at 6 months to pee and poo in the guest toilet. Recently she has been pooping all over the house mostly right in front of us and sometimes with guests around. This is very confusing since she still pees in the right place. We changed her food a couple of weeks ago, could this be a reason? Any advise? By Taniya Answer Was this helpful? YesBy nelliemary March 29, 20150 found this helpfulBest AnswerDogs like a regular routine, If you feed them the same time every morning and no snacks between and go with them to toilet for a few weeks they will know what you expect. Have patience and don't yell if they forget. With consistency your dog should be fine. Reply Was this helpful? Yes

Why Does My Dog Keep Pooping In The House

Why Does My Dog Keep Pooping In The House
Why Does My Dog Keep Pooping In The House