Questions tagged [defecation]

issues related to solid waste (poop) where "toilet-training" is not the appropriate tag.

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Cat rubbing face in litter box?

My can often buries his face in the litter before using the box, frequently leaving his forehead covered in dust. He's three years old, and has been doing this since he was a kitten. What can cause a ...
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What is wrong with my dog’s butthole

So I just noticed tonight that she won’t lift her tail at all and it keeping it tucked close to her at all times. Wont even wag her tail which is very unlike her. She won’t let me touch it and won’t ...
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Deterring Neighborhood Cat (Humanely) [duplicate]

A neighborhood cat is entering our yard and going to the bathroom, killing unsuspecting birds, chipmunks, and other wildlife. The cat's owners will not keep her inside in the short term--they've made ...
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Small amount of blood occasonally in cat stool. Concern?

I recently switched my year old cat back to his original wet cat food I and Love and You. He has only been back on this food for about a week now, but the issues I have had with his stool were present ...
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10 week old frenchie puppy pooping and peeing in crate

We just got a 10 week old french bulldog puppy. At night when we go to bed we crate her so she can't get into any trouble while we're sleeping. Now I know puppies don't have fully developed bladders ...
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Why is my cat suddenly pooping outside the litter box? [duplicate]

I have had two cats for over two years now. For the past year I’ve had a litter robot that cleans the box after every use and,after the initial adjustment period, I haven’t had any problems with it. ...
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My cat repeated uses his litter box when I clean it [duplicate]

When I get up or get home from work I clean my cat's litter box. He then goes on it immediately, so I clean it again. The cycle repeats a few times before he runs out of pee. It's only started in the ...
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How do I get dog poo from the yard to the toilet?

Our medium-sized (45 lbs?) pit bull dog mostly poops in our grassy back yard, and currently we scoop all that poop into a bag and trash it. The poops are usually firm. But bagging & trashing doesn'...
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How to get my dog to poop where I want?

My 9 year old dachshund has no problem with "going" outside, but he's very particular about where he poops. We've just moved into a new house with a fenced yard and soon will be able to just ...
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Guard dog poops overnight on the garage/driveway

I live in a ranch (very small farm) in a tropical region, here there is 1000 m2 (10 700 ft2) of grass for my guard dogs to poop, however they insist in pooping in front of the cars (or the rest of the ...
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Lethargic hen with yellow poop

I've noticed an unusually lethargic hen this morning, she's even allowed me to pick her up which is incredibly rare for her. Looking around I've noticed some pretty awful looking yellow poop which I ...
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What is the cleanest way I can pick up all of my dog's poop on grass?

This is somewhat of both a Lifehacks and a Pets question. My question is also short - but I think it's pretty self-explanatory. When my dog poops on grass (such as on my lawn or a park) I find it ...
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Cat stool sample collection in household with two cats

I am trying to get three days of stool samples from my cat, but he only ever does the toilet when I’m asleep and by that time my other cat has also gone to the toilet so I don’t know whose is who’s. ...
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Help guinea pig recover from bad impaction

So, my guinea pig has been acting very sick for 2 or 3 days, and today we noticed he had a huge impaction. We think he may have had it for a few weeks, but just noticed when he started acting very ...
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Female guinea pig uterus infection, please help

My female guinea pig Coco, 2 years old, recently had her sonography done and she was found to have uterus infection. We have two other female guinea pigs, and one of them previously too had a uterus ...
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My 9 month old bearded dragon poops only every week or two

I know baby bearded dragons are supposed to poop multiple times a day, but mine only poops every 7-14 days. He always eats his bugs (BSFL) and vegetables (Kale), but I am concerned that he is ...
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Kitten keeps using bed blanket and carpet to poop on

I've gotten a new kitten recently, and I'm facing quite a few poop related problems. The kitten had been fed dry food and BARF before I bought her. At my place, I started off with only dry food (...
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Leopard gecko with stuck debris in her butt

So my daughter's leopard gecko has stuck junk in her trunk. She has been pooping fine, but there is a piece of hard poo that won't come out. I don't think it is impaction. My daughter has been trying ...
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Kitten stopped using litter tray after having had diarrhea

TL;DR at bottom. I've bought a new kitten 2 weeks ago. I had her confined to a room the first few days, with litter box and food/water. After a few days, I've let her roam the whole apartment, and ...
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How can I get my cat to stop pooping on my kid's bed?

Our cat is 5 years old male British shorthair. We had a baby 9 months ago and our cat started to poop on our son's bed. It happened 3 times in last month. Before the baby, he never did such a thing. ...
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Can't find a reason for my cat's soft stool

I've recently bought a kitten. She is now 3 months old, and I've had her for one month. The first week I had brought her home, I was only feeding dry food (Applaws kitten). I think she had mostly ...
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Kitten does not clean herself after using the litterbox / only after a few minutes

So, I'm having a hard time with my new kitten. She uses the litterbox just fine. After using it, she gets out and only cleans her butt after a few or so minutes. By the time she does, she was on a lot ...
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Cat poops on the lawn without burying it

A few days ago, a cat appeared in our garden and was very adamant that he was here to stay. From pretty much the first day, we found poop on the lawn which looks like it is his. Somehow his instinct ...
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My kitten doesn't pee - should I worry?

I have a two and half months female kitten for 3 days. She doesn't enjoy dry food so far so she's eating primarily wet food - from can or pouches, but I started mixing them with dry food. I think her ...
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Weimaraner puppy eating poo

We have a 11 week old Weimaraner puppy who has been eating his poo at night. We are coming downstairs to let him out to do his business, but sometimes he has already done this and just the remains ...
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Cat wipes its bum on floor

Surely this cannot be the first such question, but I have not found the appropriate keywords... This morning, I saw one of my cats (9 year old, male, fixed) hop out of the litterbox (where he did not ...
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How to save a kitten that has its stomach getting bigger and bigger due to feces?

We took the kitten to the vet, the vet said it had lots of feces in the stomach and unable to excrete properly due to the curvature of the spine. It was given laxatives and pain killers, but after a ...
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Why does my dog stack his poop on the outside furniture

We adopted a 2 year old hound/dane mix about a month ago from a rescue. He did come from an abusive household, but it didn't take long for him to fall right into place with our family. Though, he does ...
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My cat keeps pooping on my dads stuff because he doesn't like dad. My dad wants to put him down, how can I stop the cat from doing this [duplicate]

We got 2 cats around 7ish years ago, and they're both 8. My dad doesn't like the cats and instead only tolerates them. The first cat he has no problem with. Shes generally well behaved but a bit ...
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Why is the 7 yr old cat pooping all over the house? [duplicate]

This is not a new thing. He has loose stools uses the litter box. There are several times he relieves himself wherever he happens to be when all he has to do is go to the box. He has 2 boxes and ...
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Is it fine if my 2 week kitten hasn’t pooped in 2 days?

I got a 2 week orphan kitty 2 days ago and we’ve been feeding him every 5 hours and stimulating him after, but he only pees, no poop. Now i’m starting to be concerned because it’s been 2 full days ...
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How do I teach my dog to go potty on command?

I have run across several articles detailing how to teach a dog to potty on command, and I would like to teach this to my lab mix. Months ago, I chose the cue word "empty" and said it nearly every ...
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Goldfish behaviour after medication

My goldfish was showing signs of illness, then started shredding its tail and losing its colour - I did a complete water change and cleaned the filter and tank/gravel. I purchased some Tri-Sulfa ...
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Should I stop my dog from attempting to defecate more than needed?

When I simply let my dog out to use the bathroom, she will always go normally without issue. The problem I am concerned about happens when we go on longer walks of about 2 mi. (3.2km). She stops ...
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It's not the cats fault it's mine [duplicate]

So I got a cat about 2 months ago. They were not specific of the age as they found her outside fairly young. I don't think they had her long, I'd imagine she's like 5 months old now. She's great with ...
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Long-haired cat has poop caked on butt [duplicate]

I have a 10 year old long-haired cat and for the very first time. Now it is an absolute mess! She Will NOT tolerate a bath. I've always had dogs. So this is new to me. PLEASE HELP!
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Neighbourhood cat poops and vomits in my garden and driveway

Sorry cat lovers, you're gonna hate me for this one. I don't mind cats (or dogs, birds, etc.) but I very specifically don't want a pet in my household. Yet I have a problem that I'm unsure of how to ...
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How much land is required to not poop scoop for average sized dog?

I am hoping to eventually buy some land (at least 4 acres) outside the city, and I plan on adopting a bunch of "undesirable" (seniors, "bad" breeds, ugly, unfriendly, etc.) dogs. ...
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My star tortoise doesn't poop since last 8 days

My start tortoise doesn't poop since last 8 days. He eats well and tries hard to get the poop out but no luck. Kindly suggest something so that I can help him.
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My cat hasn't pooped in two days what should i do. [duplicate]

He is a male cat, neutered, 20 years old. The other cat is male, neutered, 10 years old. They are both still eating, drinking and peeing, just not pooping. I started them on some new soft food, could ...
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Can I use a toilet flush valve as a water change system?

I want to know if I can use a flush valve as part of a water change system. I could pair this with the floating thing that automatically fills up the tank, and this can also act as an overflow, so I ...
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My dog when left alone in a room while poop and eat it. Even after walk (with #2)

Hello I have a a 7/8 month old puppy who does not like to be left alone at all, which for the most part she never is. We've trained her to be calm while we are at work but the real challenge is when ...
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Dog strange behavior before pooping

My dog is a shiba. He is now 16 months old. We live in a hot region in Brazil. This is our first pet, therefore we don't know how to address many suspicious behaviors. Unfortunately, some of these ...
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Why does one of my dogs refuse to poop on our walk, but instead in our backyard?

My black-mouth curr just refuses to poop anywhere that is not our backyard. This is weird because he is only just starting to do this (has only been doing this for a month after pooping on every walk)....
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Spayed cat recovery question [duplicate]

I got my cat spayed now three days ago. She has been wearing a buster after surgery outfit !instead of a collar. Today on the morning I noticed that she was not wearing the outfit anymore. I was very ...
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Do plecos eat fish poop?

I'm wondering if plecos will eat the poop of other fish, specifically Molly fish. I've heard they eat algae growing on the aquarium walls but I don't know about what else their diet may include. I'm ...
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Do small parrots poop more frequently than large parrots?

A recent post said: Small parrots poop much more frequently than large parrots. Is that actually true? If so why?
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How often do different breeds of dog poop?

Small parrots poop much more frequently than large parrots. I have never had (or lived with) a dog. I would like to know how often dogs need to poop and especially whether pooping frequency is related ...
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Is this normal for a pregnant guppy, is it a sign she is going to give birth soon?

My pregnant guppy is pooping yellow, then black, then yellow poo; is this normal? Is it a sign she is going to give birth soon?
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How to remove poop from a cat if it's stuck on some hair that's stuck in her butt?

Just as the question says my cat has hair coming out of her butt. Human hair. Our mistake. There is poop hanging on the hair. The cat has kittens it should go back to, and I am keeping her in the ...
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