Question: My 7-year old golden retriever, Jurgen, is a friendly dog, affectionate and socialized. He doesn’t scare easily and doesn’t appear to be a nervous or anxious dog. His “issue”: He sometimes poops up to four times on walks. Not to be gross; it’s essential to the issue. The poo isn’t runny or soft, just regular dookie. I let him out frequently. People look at me as if to say, “What the heck is up with all the pooping?”
He has regular wellness screens and veterinarian visits, and is (thankfully) very healthy. Well, why does my dog poop so much?
If this is the way Jurgen has always been, then it’s probably just the way his body works.
If you feed him only once or twice a day, try giving the same amount of food, but in smaller portions more frequently throughout the day. Over time this may split up the sole daily poop session (instead of pooping four times during one walk, he’ll go once during each of the two to three walks you give him daily).
Don’t Overlook Diet
Also, have you made any changes to Jurgen’s diet? This could affect his bowel movements and make the dog poop a lot.
Maybe it’s time to try a new brand of food. Consult your veterinarian for recommendations. Regardless of your chosen brand, incorporate the new kibble slowly into your dog’s diet, over the period of at least a week.
If you’re exercising Jurgen a lot, taking him on really long walks, then you can expect more poopage. This is probably natural, and you’ll just need to get used to bringing more bags for the waste.
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