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KC Cav 4 year old has now decided its a good idea to to go and poo at 2 to 5am. This involves getting out of bed to let him out. Not good.

He hardly does anything on his walk, he's fed at about 4pm has a chew stick at 6pm and then 3 dogggie biscuites at 8pm. He is then let out into the garden before bedtime.

Its now driving us nuts. We need help!!

Anyone got any ideas?:(
 

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Just wondered is he fed once or twice a day? At least he's letting you know he wants to go!! You haven't changed biscuit or chew stick brands?
 

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KC Cav 4 year old has now decided its a good idea to to go and poo at 2 to 5am. This involves getting out of bed to let him out. Not good.

He hardly does anything on his walk, he's fed at about 4pm has a chew stick at 6pm and then 3 dogggie biscuites at 8pm. He is then let out into the garden before bedtime.

Its now driving us nuts. We need help!!

Anyone got any ideas?:(
How often do you feed him? If its once a day at 4pm and he needs to go between 2 and 5am that must be a transit time of around 10/13 hours, obviously not including the chew stick and the biscuits. Maybe try feeding his meal later, or if you are in all day, split the daily ration into 2 meals, at breakfast and then a later evening meal. Maybe then also give him the chew stick later and the couple of biscuits as well. Might be worth trying.

Also have you changed the type of food he is on? if so that may have a different transit time to what he is originally been fed causing the need to go earlier.
 

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Might be worth feeding his night meal later too, if he is fed at 4 perhaps try giving him that at 6 - 6.30pm, although you may have to do it for a few days to see if it works, to adjust his digestive tract to the new feeding times. You might also have to do a few trials with the feeding times too, to see if you can get him through until morning to need to toilet.
 
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