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    How often a day does a puppy poop?

    We just got a puppy Monday. He's fantastic!! He's a 3 month old McNab Shepherd, a medium size dog.

    My hubby says dogs only go poop once a day. I just want to be sure. I take him out to potty first thing in the morning, after each meal, and last thing at night before bed. So far, he seems to be pooping once a day...I think.

    Anyway, do dogs go poop just once a day, or does it vary with different dogs?

    Thanks!

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    Re: How often a day does a puppy poop?

    I get worried if my dogs only poo once a day. Two or three times is more typical here. But yes, it does depend on different dogs, how often you feed them, etc.

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    Re: How often a day does a puppy poop?

    My gal goes once or twice a day.

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    Re: How often a day does a puppy poop?

    At 3 months, I would actually be expecting him to poop about 5-6 times a day. As long as you're letting him out and giving him the opportunity, I wouldn't worry too much, but once a day for a baby is unusual.

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    Re: How often a day does a puppy poop?

    Zoey pooped 3-5 times a day as a baby, now at 7 months she usually poops twice a day, sometimes 3 times.

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    Re: How often a day does a puppy poop?

    It depends on how many meals a day he gets, how much he eats, the amount of daily exercise and the age of the dog.
    As a general guideline, 2 meals a day will mean 2 bowel movements. But, they often 'get interrupted' and don't finish on the first try so, you often see 3 or 4 a day.

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    Re: How often a day does a puppy poop?

    I don't know... Uallis and Eddie probably go 2 times a day. Uallis went 3 times normally when he was a puppy.

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    Re: How often a day does a puppy poop?

    Quote Originally Posted by Independent George View Post
    At 3 months, I would actually be expecting him to poop about 5-6 times a day. As long as you're letting him out and giving him the opportunity, I wouldn't worry too much, but once a day for a baby is unusual.
    If you are getting 6 times a day, you are feeding way too much or the food is not agreeing with the dog.

    At that age anywhere between 2-4 would be normal.

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    Re: How often a day does a puppy poop?

    My puppy poos 2-3 times a day.

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    Re: How often a day does a puppy poop?

    My 6 months 11 pound puppy poops 3 to 4 times a day. She poops in the morning, afternoon, evening and right before bed. Once a day poop seem a little TOO little, even for a pup.

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    Re: How often a day does a puppy poop?

    My pups go 4-5 times a day.

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    Re: How often a day does a puppy poop?

    My puppy poop 2-3 times a day. some dogs will poop 2-3 times per day, some only poop once. In theory, if you are feeding a high quality food the bowel movements will be minimal. The opposite can be said for low quality foods. However, if you are feeding a high fiber food say for weight loss the bowel movements may increase. It is a good idea to note when your puppy has a bowel movement so you get a feel for what is normal for him.

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    Re: How often a day does a puppy poop?

    Mine poops 4 times a day, like clockwork almost. He poops when my wife wakes him up in the morning and feeds him breakfast, he poops after I feed him lunch, and he poops in the evening when we feed him dinner.

    It's all about the food. We were feeding him some treats that we found out didn't agree with him much, and caused sporadic bowel movements. Sometimes it would be 3 times a day, sometimes 5 times a day. They also caused his poop to be runny. Once we got him off of those, his BMs have been pretty much the same times every day.

    How many meals are you feeding your pup?

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    Re: How often a day does a puppy poop?

    Hmm... Perhaps my pooch is a perplexingly prolific pooper?. I feed my one year-old twice a day (usually 7 AM and 6 PM), and she poops a minimum of 3 times per day (6 AM, 5 PM, 11 PM), and according to my dogwalker, usually (75%) a fourth (11 AM).

    ETA: Duh. I do training in the evenings (with many yummy treats), and my dogwalker leaves a kong after the midday walk, so I that's effectively 4 feedings a day instead of 2.
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    Re: How often a day does a puppy poop?

    Wow! Thanks for all the replies!

    It does sound like it varies for different puppies/dogs. Since I posted, I thought about it more and talked to hubby (who takes Logan out to potty before he leaves around 6am) and found that Logan is pooping in the morning, and remembered that he'd pooped yesterday evening as well. He pooped after breakfast this morning also.

    So, I guess he is pooping after each meal now. Maybe it was just a case of him settling into his new routine and environment.

    Thanks again for your input!

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    Re: How often a day does a puppy poop?

    I know I'm late but I am wondering about this, too.
    My 8 week-old puppy only poops once a day. I take him outside to go to the bathroom atleast six times a day but he seems to only poop once and it's always in my apartment.

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    Re: How often a day does a puppy poop?

    In all those posts, I didn't see anyone mention the QUALITY of food that was being fed.

    Dogs will poop less if their quality of food is better because they are absorbing more of the food nutrients and their body doesn't have as much waste to dispose of.

    With puppies, though, I am not sure. I haven't had a puppy in 15 years, except for the little stray that we had a month ago. He would go sometimes 3 times a day, and I was feeding him very good food, but he was also quite ill.


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    Re: How often a day does a puppy poop?

    Im a dog trainer and they say a puppy poops as many meals as you feed them plus 1 so if you are feeding your 3 month old puppy 3 times a day he should at least be eliminating 3 to 4 times a day. I have a 3 month old lab hound mix who poops after every meal and then like 4am again

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    Re: How often a day does a puppy poop?

    Our boy poops a lot! Like 4-5 times occasionally breaking beyond those numbers. He is also fighting a bug and virus he got from the shelter so my guess is that will calm down when his stomach is normal


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    Re: How often a day does a puppy poop?

    My adult dog goes once to twice a day,rarely three times and if he does go three times its usually barely anything that time. I just feed Pro plan(sport),so not that high quality of food.
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