German Shepherd Dog > Health Question - Dog needs to go outside a lot (12 replies)
Health Question - Dog needs to go outside a lot
by pghshepherd on 05 June 2012 - 23:32
|I have a 9yr old female German Shepherd. Over the last couple of months she needs to go outside to poop about 8 or 9 times a day. It's not diarrhea just normal stool. I've tried cutting back on her food but it hasn't changed. She has been tested for worms, coccidia, giardia and all came back negative. She seems to be licking and bitting around her backside more then usually. Any suggestions?|
by starrchar on 06 June 2012 - 00:05
A partial bowel blockage is a possibility. If she was my dog, I'd take her to a vet and ask about an abdominal x-ray. I'm sure others here will come up with some suggestions as well.
by Darcy on 06 June 2012 - 00:13
|Did the vet check her anal glands?|
by Eldee on 06 June 2012 - 02:49
First question....what are you feeding her?? Is is filled with additives and fillers?
by NigerDeltaMann on 06 June 2012 - 11:09
|If there's/are no underlying health issue(s), i'll suggest that you change her food. I fed my bitch with a certain brand of "dry food" and it makes her pooh nearly every-now-and then. I stopped and i am happy i did.|
by Eldee on 06 June 2012 - 11:59
I am not one to push any brand of dog food, however, I have switched over to the grain free Back to Basics dog food. My shepherd is doing really well on it, in case you needed a suggestion.
by pghshepherd on 06 June 2012 - 21:10
|She is currently being feed The Science Diet.. She had the same probelm when I was feeding her another type of food. I switched to the sciemce diet and the problem continued.|
by melba on 06 June 2012 - 21:31
|Oh Yuck. Science diet is one of the worst, vet pushed foods you can feed.|
I would definately switch... have had several K9s come in on that stuff and they also pooed a lot.
by pghshepherd on 06 June 2012 - 21:58
|She was doing the excessive pooping even before I switched to The Science Diet. Since the problem continued I didn't think it was the food. I'm starting to notice she is paying a lot of attention to her backside. Sometimes she will be laying down and jump up like she got scared and start to look at her backside.. It's like she heard a noise from her backside.|
by Keith Grossman on 06 June 2012 - 22:00
|Have her checked for perianal fistulas.|
by uvw on 07 June 2012 - 18:39
|what were you feeding before science diet? if it's a similar quality, or lack there of, food then you wouldn't be able to see a difference.|
by Eldee on 09 June 2012 - 22:08
|Grain free foods are the best.|
by guddu on 10 June 2012 - 00:48
|Looks like a local bowel irritation, not fistula, but perhaps diverticulitis or something like that. Nothing to do with food based on your information.|