Why does my puppy poop smell so bad?

Asked By: Hanna Johns
Date created: Mon, Mar 29, 2021 6:20 PM
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Firm stool with a light smell and brown color is the norm for healthy dogs.

Harsh-smelling stool can indicate a health issue.

The smell is caused by the sulphur produced when the bacteria are breaking down food.

Answered By: Bethany Wisoky
Date created: Tue, Mar 30, 2021 8:23 PM
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No, rawhide does not dissolve in the dog's stomach. In fact, the opposite is true โ€” the rawhide swells up. Far from being broken down, rawhide forces your dog to pass the pieces they swallow, making for a risk of bowel blockage.
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How long do I wait before taking my puppy outside? Vets recommend waiting until 10-14 days after your puppy's last vaccination booster โ€“ usually at around 14โ€“16 weeks of age โ€“ before introducing them to the wonders of local parks, beaches and walking trails.

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By around eight weeks of age your puppy should be eating solid food.

Puppies should be fed three to four times a day therefore if you are currently feeding ยพ a cup of puppy food twice a day you should consider spacing it out by feeding ยฝ cup three times a day.

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A good rule of thumb is a ratio of five minutes exercise per month of age (up to twice a day) until the puppy is fully grown, i.e.

15 minutes (up to twice a day) when three months old, 20 minutes when four months old etc.

Once they are fully grown, they can go out for much longer.

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Dogs sometimes eat poop out of boredom, for attention, to avoid punishment, or due to health issues.

However, stool eating, also known as coprophagy, is actually quite normal behavior for a puppy.

She does this both to keep the "den" clean and to protect the puppies from predators that might be drawn by the scent.

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According to this report, the total first-year cost of owning a dog is $1,270 and for a cat it's $1,070.

As you can see, having a pet can cost you over $1,000 in the first year, and well over $500 each additional year.

Depending on the food you buy and sudden medical expenses, the costs could be much higher.

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Perhaps the best way to stop the problem is through training and environmental management methods, including:

  1. Keep the dog's living area clean, including the yard, so there will be no poops for him to pick up.
  2. Cat owners should keep that litter box clean or out of the dog's reach.
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