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Questions tagged [defecation]

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

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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 pukes 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 required to not poop scoop for avg 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. They would be indoor ...
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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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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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Kitten always gets dirty from stool

I have approx 3 month old kitten. After poo it usually put hands on the stool and hands get dirty. It is really annoying because then it roams around and smell is everywhere, is it due to the size of ...
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Dog rolls in poop at daycare

We have a 1 year old BernieDoodle that is pretty well behaved at the house. We take him to Doggy Daycare once or twice a week so he can get some energy out and mingle since we work. At daycare he has ...
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Leopard gecko not eating, acting strange

I have a leopard gecko who's a little over a year old. I've had her for about a month now. I have reptile carpet, a warm hide, cool hide, and humid hide. Also a little bowl of calcium, food bowl, ...
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My cat hasn't defecated in 2 days

My cat hasn't defecated in 2 days. He hasn't been neutered and he has been sleeping more than usual. We brought him outside a few days ago into our garden which we share with our neighbours dogs. They ...
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Are these defecation habits a healthy variation from the norm for newborn kittens?

I took in 4 abandoned newborn (no more than 3 days old) kittens and I've been feeding them lactose-free milk for 5 days now. They all seem healthy according to what Internet resources describe as ...
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Cat uses litterbox while I'm cleaning it - Is my cat weird

I have a covered litter box which I clean twice a week. When I remove the lid to clean it, my male cat jumps into it and starts using it (urinates/defecates) in front of me, while I'm trying to clean ...
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Odd poop, clear jelly like, with fresh blood and eating grass

My dog went out and ate a bunch of grass then immediately came in the house and pooped the undirected grass. It was encased in a clear jelly like substance with fresh blood mixed in. Earlier in the ...
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Hand Stand Poop

My Jack Russell Terrier poops with his rear legs and behind raised, usually sticking the poop to a tree or a wall. Any ideas why?
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How can I keep poop from getting caught in my cats fur?

My cat has a terrible problem with poop getting caught in her fur. I have tried to help her clean it but she scratched my arms up terribly. I have another Persian cat who has never had this problem. ...
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Cat's poop and pee smell has gotten very strong

My cat's poop and pee's smell is killing me. It's been over a year since she came to me and I've always cleaned her tray once a week and the smell wasn't bad. But lately I've had to clean her tray ...
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Why kitten always go to litter box but no pee or stools?

It has been 2 days since my cat keep going to litter box but no waste inside the box. Every time, he will sit inside for a long time and act like he defecating or peeing but as I said nothing is ...
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Aqua plants and fish poop

Currently I have an aquarium that has a pebble bottom. Smooth and round pebbles both big and small. I am toying with the idea of introducing live plants to my aquarium. I would like to avoid soil ...
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How often should a dog pee and poop normally?

Some articles I have found say it's 3-5 times a day, some say 2-3 times a day with no more than 8-12 hours between times when dog gets out. My mother's dog (English Springer Spaniel) is used to being ...
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Is my cat pooping on my bed to get attention? How do I get it to stop?

Ok I think my cat is taunting me.... He has a very annoying habit of doing poops on my bed and I can't figure out why. Initially it was when he was new and related to any changes in the home or us ...
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What does it mean when a rabbit has clear mucus like poop?

On occasion we have had a rabbit with clear mucus like poop, some times it is rather well formed other times not so much. In my experience it has mostly been with a rabbit who has a new or ...
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Meowing when pooping

Why does my 2 month old female kitten meow when using the bathroom? She succeeds in using it but cries out in pain before she does.. please help
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My dog isn't peeing or pooping and is walking funny.. What is this?

My moms elderly aunt came in to town and started feeding my dog table food. For more information my dog was rescued so I do not know what kind of dog she was, we were told she was a cockapoo but she ...
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My cat has not been eating much how worried should I be?

He is as active and happy as he was before but he has been sometimes only eating one meal portion a day. We thought it was that he didn't like the new food for weight loss but he hasn't been eating ...
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What is my risk of getting Toxoplasmosis from my neighbors cat?

Toxoplasmosis is a parasitic disease it is most commonly spread in feces by household cats., the related question What is the cat owners risk of toxomoplasmosis from cats? has an answer that indicates ...
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What is the cat owners risk of toxomoplasmosis from cats?

Do all cat owners have it? The world prevalence of toxomoplasmosis is 33% so it's extremely common. Even though it's supposedly asymptomatic and harmless I've read journal articles speculating that ...
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What reasons could there be for my rabbit not defecating?

My 6 year old female outdoor rabbit is free to roam for up to 8 hours a day in our large garden, but has stopped eating the grass and hay. At one point she stopped eating altogether, and the vet said ...
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My cat hasn't pooped in 2 days, what should I do?

My cat hasn't pooped in 2 days. How long do cats typically go between pooping? How long should I wait before I take him to the vet? He is a neutered male domestic short hair, about three years old ...
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Female dog pooping while stuck

I have a female dog that's in heat right now. Last night her and my male dog got stuck and she started popping. Is that normal?
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Can I keep my cat from defecating in the carrier during transport?

About 6 weeks ago, we adopted 2 senior cats. While bringing them home, one of the cats defecated in her carrier. Last night, I took them both to our vet for a checkup. Each cat has their own ...
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How can I encourage a kitten to poop for a stool sample?

I always seem to have this problem. My kitten has her second doctor's appointment coming up (second round of shots), and I still need to get them a stool sample for a checkup, preferably no older ...
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My cat suddenly stopped using the litter-box to defecate

I have read this question, but no answer seems to help here. My cat is an eight-year-old neutered male, and I have had it for five years. He has always used the litter box, but sometimes defecated ...
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How do I keep my neighbor's cat from defecating in my yard?

One of my neighbors (not sure which one) has a cat that keeps defecating in my yard, I keep finding remnants every other day. While amusing, I don't have time to build the motion activated scare ...
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My leopard gecko is excreting a white sludge. What is this and is it normal?

There's a white paste coming out of my gecko's vent. Is this calcium or something else? Should I be worried about it if the gecko isn't metabolising the calcium properly?
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My cat poops twice a day on new nutrition. Is it bad?

He's castrate, nearly 4 y.o, weights about 4kg(9 lbs), crossbreed of Siberian and unknown dad - very dense and long fur, lives indoor, quite inactive. I trim him twice a year for almost zero in ...
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Balancing on two front paws while defecating

I noticed that when my poodle needs to defecate, he often stands on his two front paws; lifting the rear half of his body upwards toward a tree. He has done this ever since I've rescued him off the ...
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Should I worry that my rabbit is leaving connected poops?

My bunny has been pooping connected poops (see picture). I sometimes see a couple of these when cleaning the litter box. Is something wrong? What causes this?
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Is there a way to prevent another dog from pooping on our grass?

Our regularly-trimmed grass outside our gate has been pooped on by another dog. I don't know the dog and I've been trying to determine which dog it was. I know about dogs being territorial, and that ...
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Why does my dog roll in gross stuff?

Sometimes my occasionally timid dog comes in from the backyard with extreme confidence, jumps up next to us, and we simply want to vomit due to the incredibly new and violently horrible stench he has ...
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Why is my dog eating poop?

Very occasionally, my dog eats poop that has been outside for a while. Usually it is a dried-up piece that insects have long-since abandoned. This is appalling behavior and my only way to prevent it ...
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How does one stop a New Zealand rabbit from leaving droppings in the house?

A pet rabbit was found abandoned and was reluctantly re-homed at my house. He's healthy, has not been neutered, and lives in the laundry room. Occasionally, he gets let out into other rooms, but ...