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Advice needed on dog poo

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by KalokiMallow, Apr 10, 2011.


  1. KalokiMallow

    KalokiMallow PetForums Member

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    Funny isn't it, how you think you are so prepared, then suddenly something really small throws you!

    We brought our rescue dog Archie home yesterday, today he has been on 4 short walks (he's only allowed short walks due to having a tumour removed from his knee). First walk was at about 9.00ish, and he did a poo.

    Since then, nothing. He's been fed twice, once at about 9.30 and once at about 5. He's done plenty of weeing, but nothing else.

    As it's getting late we aren't sure if he's likely to need to go during the night, or if he'll be ok till morning? We've just spent 30 mins outside with him.

    We're in a flat, so can't leave him in a garden.

    Um, we feed him 1 tin of wet food and a handful of dry each time, if that makes any difference.

    Hope someone can advise, so I can sleep easy without worrying about presents beside the bed! :blink:
     
  2. ballybee

    ballybee PetForums VIP

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    Tummel only poo's once a day, on his morning walk. Maybe Archie's the same?
     
  3. KalokiMallow

    KalokiMallow PetForums Member

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    I really hope so, thankyou for reassuring me that it isn't unusual! :eek:
     
  4. Kinjilabs

    Kinjilabs PetForums VIP

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    Its going to be trial and error with a dog you dont "know" yet.

    They differ so much with toilet times etc.

    Ted used to go at regular times when younger, now some days he goes some days he doesnt:rolleyes:

    Couldnt you put some paper by the door just incase he needs to go? at least then there wouldnt be a mess on the floor:)
     
  5. Fuzzy_moo

    Fuzzy_moo PetForums Junior

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    Well I live in a flat too and my dog pretty much goes like clockwork (which is once in the morning) but my mom also lives in a flat and her dog goes often and my mom worries if the dog hasn't been and sometimes after spending half an hour or so outside gives up and goes in and leaves her over night or while she is out and she has never had an accident. If you are worried, either put some newspapers down by the door or maybe take him in the middle of the night or early morning? He probably isn't used to being in a flat yet and in time will get into a routine. Good luck :)
     
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    Marley boy PetForums VIP

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    that would be good if he did only go once a day marley goes about three times a day
     
  7. Fuzzy_moo

    Fuzzy_moo PetForums Junior

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    That's what my moms rottie does! She's been known to go four times once!
     
  8. KalokiMallow

    KalokiMallow PetForums Member

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    Haha, I will keep my fingers crossed!

    You are all stars, thankyou!
     
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    metaldog PetForums VIP

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    Maybe he's used to going for a poo on grass or off his lead.

    My JRT will only wee/poo on grass and my other dog will not poo unless he's off lead or on a long line or loose in the garden.
     
  10. Jasper's Bloke

    Jasper's Bloke PetForums VIP

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    Ultimately dogs are very much creatures of habit and they do love their routines, but, having just moved into a new and unfamiliar home with new and unfamiliar routines things may be a little out of sync for a while, so all you can do is to wait and see. I am sure he will settle into his own routine soon enough.
     
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    canuckjill PetForums VIP

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    It took amonth for my new adult dog to get used to not having to go at 3 am. He lived outside with indoor outdoor kennels so had to adjust to being inside at night....good luck
     
  12. KalokiMallow

    KalokiMallow PetForums Member

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    Just thought I'd let you know, we got through the night just fine :)
     
  13. Pointermum

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    Thats good :) any pic's ;)
     
  14. KalokiMallow

    KalokiMallow PetForums Member

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    This is him at the moment, he's taken over our sofa :)
     

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