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Help! New dog owner

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Hi. I am a new dog owner. I have a beagle / Boston terrier mix she is 1 yr and 1 month old and is house trained. On Saturday I have her a meaty ham bone. On Sunday I took her with me in the car and she pooped in the car, took her home and she pooped in the house. Then she slept all day, she went to sleep with me last night and I woke up at 3 am and I had 18 poop drops all over the floor that were white and dry and crumbly.. I just took her on Friday for a check up and the doctor said she was fine... Should I be worried that it's something else... Or is it the ham bone that's causing her to poop everywhere?
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Most likely the ham. It could be that there was just too much meat and fat and bone marrow (which is very rich) or the dog might not tolerate pork well. Bone will make a dog's poop white.

Oh, and I assume this was a raw bone? And not the kind with all the salt added?

Try giving a spoonful of PLAIN canned pumpkin on each meal and serve a smaller kibble meal than normal for 2-3 meals.
For a 22 lbs dog, that is a large treat. For some dogs, ANY overfeeding of rich treats can cause digestive upset.

that said, it is generally not recommended to feed cooked or smoked bones because they can splinter into dangerous pieces. Raw bones are safer (although you should still observe the dog while chewing to make sure she is gnawing at it rather than chomping down chunks).
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