Pooping a lot more than normal? - Chihuahua Forum : Chihuahua Breed Dog Forums
 
Chihuahua Forum : Chihuahua Breed Dog Forums


Chihuahua-People.com is the premier Chihuahua Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.

Go Back   Chihuahua Forum : Chihuahua Breed Dog Forums > Chihuahuas > Chihuahua Questions

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 07-14-2010, 03:57 PM
chi god/godess
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Colorado
Posts: 6,940
Thanks: 0
Thanked 8 Times in 4 Posts
Default Pooping a lot more than normal?

The poop chronicles of Bryco (ha ha ha)...continued.

OK, so, I want to be sure this isn't something I should be concerned about. On Sunday Bryco weighed around 2.4-2.5ish lbs/19 weeks...

He normally poops about three times a day, and over the past 3 weeks we've had normal stools w/ him (some might remember...he was nightmare diarrhea puppy the first 2 months I had him LOL)...

Well the last 2 days he's pooed a TON. Not yucky poo. Regular poo. Like massive Trigger sized dumps...4ish times a day! This AM he pooped THREE TIMES. All normal poops! And yesterday he was at work with me, TWICE in the afternoon, after two morning poos. And as I said, these are NORMAL, healthy poos.

Now, my only concern is when I weighed him last night, he looks like he lost a few ounces (I guess that'd make sense since he's been the poop factory)...he was 2.3 lbs.

Should I be worried? What on earth is causing this tiny dog to poop so much and where is it COMING from? His food portions and schedules haven't changed at all.

Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 07-14-2010, 04:24 PM
TLI TLI is offline

chi god/godess
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Name: Teresa, T for short.
Posts: 16,071
Thanks: 2,491
Thanked 799 Times in 739 Posts
Default

I'm not sure what could be causing the abnormal poops other than some type of digestive upset. If he has had no changes at all, then it's hard to say. If you take him to the vet, they will basically treat him symptomatically. As far as the weight, sounds completely normal. None of mine stay the exact same each time they weigh. There is always an ounce or two difference depending on what time of the day they weigh. A lil extra food will change it by a few ounces, and so will a lil less food.
__________________


"If you aren't part of the solution, you're part of the problem."
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 07-14-2010, 04:27 PM
chi god/godess
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Name: Paula
Posts: 6,826
Thanks: 14
Thanked 53 Times in 52 Posts
Default

Oh man, that's a lot of poop for such a little guy. But since they are all totally normal, I really wouldn't be too concerned and his weight sounds normal. Still, I might ask your vet just to see what they say. What food are you feeding him now?
__________________

"Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened." ~ Anatole France
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 07-14-2010, 04:30 PM
chi god/godess
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Colorado
Posts: 6,940
Thanks: 0
Thanked 8 Times in 4 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by TLI View Post
I'm not sure what could be causing the abnormal poops other than some type of digestive upset. If he has had no changes at all, then it's hard to say. If you take him to the vet, they will basically treat him symptomatically. As far as the weight, sounds completely normal. None of mine stay the exact same each time they weigh. There is always an ounce or two difference depending on what time of the day they weigh. A lil extra food will change it by a few ounces, and so will a lil less food.
Its just weird, because its NORMAL poos...but I am baffled how much is coming out of him? Otherwise he's been acting fine, doesn't have a temperature, and he is eating and drinking normally. That's where I'm confused where it's all coming from. Sigh...this boy and his poos.

Unless it becomes runny or mucousy/bloody, I don't see a point in taking him to the vet, because they wont do much...I just am confused, and don't see how he possibly could be storing up that much in his little body LOL, unless he's somehow got access to some food I'm not aware of? But everything's in the closet...??
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 07-14-2010, 04:31 PM
chi god/godess
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Colorado
Posts: 6,940
Thanks: 0
Thanked 8 Times in 4 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by foggy View Post
Oh man, that's a lot of poop for such a little guy. But since they are all totally normal, I really wouldn't be too concerned and his weight sounds normal. Still, I might ask your vet just to see what they say. What food are you feeding him now?
He's on EVO Red Meat (small bites), only food he's done well on so far!
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 07-14-2010, 05:19 PM
chi god/godess
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Name: Lynda
Location: Proud to be Scottish!!
Posts: 4,939
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

LOL poor Bryco he is a poop machine, you made me laugh with 'Trigger sized poops'!!

Rocky used to be a bit of a poo machine too, I wouldn't worry as long as he is acting normal and eating normal and if the poop are normal consistancy. As long as you keep an eye on his weight. He is bound to weigh less with all that poo outta him!
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 07-14-2010, 05:25 PM
TLI TLI is offline

chi god/godess
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Name: Teresa, T for short.
Posts: 16,071
Thanks: 2,491
Thanked 799 Times in 739 Posts
Default

Yeah, with Chance it's always a tummy battle. He eats nothing other than his food too. I know for sure because I make sure there is no crumbs he/they can get. I sweep several times a day to be safe. It drives me crazy trying to figure out how he gets an iffy stomach when there is no reason at all for it. Bryco may end up having a touch of IBS like Chance.
__________________


"If you aren't part of the solution, you're part of the problem."
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 07-14-2010, 05:29 PM
chi god/godess
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Name: Lynda
Location: Proud to be Scottish!!
Posts: 4,939
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Hey T I think thats the same with Rocky, he is fine with a wee bit of people food(chicken etc) and his own food and treats but as soon as he gets a doggie treat thats something different he gets a severe bout of diahorrea and mucus, no fun.

I have to stick to the same food and treats and he gets nothing different, poor boy.
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT. The time now is 02:37 AM.



Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright 2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.5.2
Chihuahua People 2004-2009
PetGuide.com
Basset.net DobermanTalk.com GoldenRetrieverForum.com OurBeagleWorld.com
BoxerForums.com DogForums.com GoPitbull.com PoodleForum.com
BulldogBreeds.com FishForums.com HavaneseForum.com SpoiledMaltese.com
CatForum.com GermanShepherds.com Labradoodle-dogs.net YorkieForum.com
Chihuahua-People.com RetrieverBreeds.com