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Jessie (2yrs) started pong in the house overnight - help!

Posted: 05 Oct 2013, 07:55
by Sarah Bevan
Any advice please!!

Jessie is over 2 years old now but has started pooing in the house at night - which is a nightmare because she is eating it to clean up as well!

The last few mornings there has been a brown mark on the hallway floor and she won't do one in the garden.
Last night I went down stairs at just past midnight because I could hear her shuffling and caught her in the act!
She had already been taken out at 10.30 for her last visit to the garden. She has her last meal at 5.30pm
During the day her stools are as they should be in form.

I am at a loss as to how to deal with this, any ideas????

Btw- poo eating has always been an issue that we have managed to put a stop to during the day.

I haven't been on the forum for a while but hopefully some of you remember me :-)

Re: Jessie (2yrs) started pong in the house overnight - help

Posted: 05 Oct 2013, 08:21
by poppygreen
Poppy Green started the same thing during her first season when everything went a bit haywire, she had an upset tummy and it took a while to get her back into her routine.
We started to give her dinner much later so she could wait until morning to poo, which helped.
She did'nt clean it up, but we stopped the poo eating when she was little by putting pineapple in her dinner as apparently it make poo taste unappetising [!]...
Hope you get some more suggestions, she might just sort herself out, which they do often.

Re: Jessie (2yrs) started pong in the house overnight - help

Posted: 05 Oct 2013, 08:30
by Sarah Bevan
Thanks, I had forgotten about the pineapple, I will give it a go. That would be a start because each time she eats it it is like having another meal which is upsetting her routine even more .

Meant to say pooing on my title

Re: Jessie (2yrs) started pong in the house overnight - help

Posted: 05 Oct 2013, 09:56
by Rowan11
Hi sarah ! Gosh this is an unusual one - hope you get it sorted soon.
Love to jessie from luna xx

Re: Jessie (2yrs) started pong in the house overnight - help

Posted: 05 Oct 2013, 10:07
by jackieholmes19
Bella ate her poo all the time when she was a puppy - it was a nightmare! :( But as soon as I took her off kibble, she stopped! :D She still turns around and sniffs it after she is done, but obviously decides that it's not tasty after all! :lol: I think it's because dogs don't fully digest the kibble, so it still smells like food :?: I hope you get the problem sorted soon xx

Re: Jessie (2yrs) started pong in the house overnight - help

Posted: 05 Oct 2013, 11:07
by poppygreen
Sarah Bevan wrote:Thanks, I had forgotten about the pineapple, I will give it a go. That would be a start because each time she eats it it is like having another meal which is upsetting her routine even more .

Meant to say pooing on my title
I know, but 'PONG' was dead right really! good luck!

Re: Jessie (2yrs) started pong in the house overnight - help

Posted: 05 Oct 2013, 13:25
by Bid
Has anything changed at home? Her food? Daily routine? Bedtimes? I think Poppygreens idea of later meal times is a good one.

jackieholmes19 wrote:Bella ate her poo all the time when she was a puppy - it was a nightmare! :( But as soon as I took her off kibble, she stopped! :D She still turns around and sniffs it after she is done, but obviously decides that it's not tasty after all! :lol: I think it's because dogs don't fully digest the kibble, so it still smells like food :?: I hope you get the problem sorted soon xx
I believe that in some foods the additives used to make it taste good aren't affected by their digestive system, so the poo still tastes good!

Re: Jessie (2yrs) started pong in the house overnight - help

Posted: 07 Oct 2013, 14:44
by Lexi-dood
I've been told that dogs don't have many taste buds, so what we think would taste disgusting is ok to them! :shock: Apparently they go by the smell (or pong!) instead.

Have you tried BARF? Dogs who are fed on bones etc have white chalky looking poo which isn't as smelly, so less appealing

Is she crate trained? Usually a dog will not want to mess their bed, so it might be an idea to get her to sleep in a crate at night and see if she decides to hold on until the morning?

Re: Jessie (2yrs) started pong in the house overnight - help

Posted: 07 Oct 2013, 16:56
by Sarah Bevan
She hasn't been crated since she was a pup, this is a very recent thing(the at night thing, not the eating)
I am not happy about BARF due to having young children around and I don't have the freezer space.

I have got some pineapple coming with the shopping this week, so will try that. Also we have brought her tea forward to 5pm hoping she will need a poo before bedtime rather than after.

Re: Jessie (2yrs) started pong in the house overnight - help

Posted: 07 Oct 2013, 19:27
by molsp
Lola eats poo too. I have never heard of the pineapple thing but i might give it a go. Is it whole pieces you use or just the juice - can you use tinned ???

Re: Jessie (2yrs) started pong in the house overnight - help

Posted: 07 Oct 2013, 19:39
by canteron
Talk to your vet about feeding a tablespoon of natural bio yogurt as it could be an enzyme thing. There is also a tube of something very expensive (oops forgot the name) the vets can sell you which does a similar thing.

There is a theory that wolves eat the whole of an animal including the stomach and digestive juices/digestive enzymes and this can be lacking in our world.

I have horses and noticed that when the dogs don't feel well they Love to eat the horse poo. Horses apparently leave lots of enzymes in fresh poo. After reading about this I never tell my dogs off for eating poo, just assume that I need to tweak their diet/do a health check.

Just some food (?!) for thought.

Re: Jessie (2yrs) started pong in the house overnight - help

Posted: 10 Oct 2013, 16:16
by Sarah Bevan
Quick update - took Jessie to the vet for boosters today and her Anal Glands were so blocked he thought that might be the problem. Since we got home she has had the biggest bowel movement in history!
I guess the glands meant she wasn't getting the right sensation down that end to go fully.

Thanks for comment

:-)