How Often Should a Puppy Poop?
Puppy poop is simply a fact of life for dog owners, and both the quality and quantity is a strong indicator of their health. New owners should pay close attention to their puppy’s habits to make sure that their furry friend is healthy.
The average healthy puppy will poop between one and five times per day, with most of them falling near the middle of the range. The precise frequency will depend on the individual puppy and many factors of its lifestyle.
Diet is the biggest determining factor. The more your puppy eats, the more it will poop. A diet that is high in fiber will lead to larger and more frequent deposits in your yard. Letting the puppy eat whenever it wants instead of sticking to a feeding schedule will also encourage it to poop more often.
Exercise can also lead to puppy poop. Puppies that walk more during the day will tend to poop more often. The impact isn’t quite as large as the impact of the dog’s diet, but exercise is still a relevant factor. Additionally, some diseases can lead to either more or less pooping. They usually come with changes to the consistency of the stool, which are a sign that the dog might need medical attention.
All of that means that yard clean up is a common task for dog owners. Some are content to simply leave the deposits to rot over time to avoid doing the work, but that isn’t a great idea. Puppy poop is a natural home for bacteria and parasites, which can help to spread any problems that your puppy might have. It can also lead to insect infestations, since many love to breed inside a warm and often edible pile of poop. Cleanliness is also a factor, especially if the puppy decides to go somewhere that you might step in the dark!
Fortunately, Doggy Repooval in Santa Clarita can handle the yard clean up for a fairly low price. We get rid of the waste to remove the long-term problems, and apply disinfectants to deal with any bacteria that has already grown. Our service makes a point of using disinfectants that are safe for animals, so getting a little help can be a good idea even for owners who are willing to scoop poop on their own. Visit our website for a $10 coupon off your first service.
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