Hey there....just a quick question. Is one poop a day average for an 8 month old? Molly has been going every morning on our walk so no worries there. I did switch her from the food the shelter was feeding to a good brand so she has had some loose stools but that should pass shortly. She seems good on her rythym...I was just curious.
It depends on the food & the dog. My two usually poop once a day but on days they have trained & have more exercise they may go twice. A better quality food usually produces smaller stools and they may not poop several times a day.
Last edited by georgie; 08-25-2012 at 09:56 PM.
Are you feeding once a day or twice?
Sharon, Blaise and Diesel.
My Chopper is like a machine when it comes to bathroom breaks.
Basically I put him on a schedule to perform his tasks and he learned within days. Dogs do not like to soil where they sleep so I utilized that. I would feed, play for ten fifteen minutes and put him back in the crate. Half an hour to an hour past I take him for a walk. As soon as he goes number I give him treat. Right afterwards number two I give him treat. Off home we go and some training with food. Quickly in his mind he knows what to do now I take him out within two minutes he goes number one number two and can't wait to go home for treats.
As far as food goes I used to feed blue buffalo large breed for puppies but chopper developed stomach issues. Recently we blend in nutro natural choice lamb and rice and working beautifully.
Last edited by Jayghf1978; 08-25-2012 at 11:27 PM.
I have heard several members say that Blue Buffalo is very rich and has caused loose stools in their puppies. I have not fed BB, but it could be the cause of the loose and more frequent stools. It's something to think about...
Sophie DOB 04/13/2011 6 mo
Sophie 15 months, with Skye
Cassie is 9mo and she poops around 3-4 times a day.
In the morning she poops once and sometimes twice.
Then again in the afternoon and one time at night. But some times she doesn't poop at night so I figure that's why she poops twice in the morning.
If dogs do not go to heaven, then I prefer to follow them where they go.
At 13 weeks Molly poops 4 times (first thing in the morning, then mid-morning, again around lunch time, then after suppertime). She's on three meals per day, 8 oz per meal, raw food.