Questions tagged [defecation]

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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Leopard gecko not eating and 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 hideout, a cool hideout and a humid hideout. Also a little bowl of calcium, ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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What is my risk of getting Toxoplasmosis from my neighbor's cat?

Toxoplasmosis is a parasitic disease it is most commonly spread in feces by household cats., the related question What is the cat owner's risk of toxoplasmosis from cats? has an answer that indicates ...
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Why kitten always go to litter box but no pee or stools?

It has been 2 days since my cat started going to the litter box but leaving no waste inside the box. Every time, he sits inside for a long time and acts like he's defecating or peeing, but as I said, ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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?