14 yr old dog - poo problem

Jump to Last Post 1-7 of 7 discussions (7 posts)
  1. DianaPelley profile image55
    DianaPelleyposted 8 years ago

    My 14 yr old Sheltie is starting to have "accidents" in the house.

    From time to time if she can't get outside (because we were sleeping and she won't bark to go out) she has done business and then tried to clean it up, then puked by the door.  This has only happened 1-2 times a year.

    But lately she is having very soft stools outside and then tries to clean her butt on the carpets inside.  I have started to wash her butt when she is brought back inside to prevent her making skid marks on the rugs.

    This past month she has had off days where she didn't eat her food at all during the day.  But then poo'd on the floor during the night. 

    Last night she poo'd 4 times and pee'd on the rug.  All of the poo was runny.  This is very unusual for her.

    Is this normal in aging dogs?

  2. Tammy L profile image72
    Tammy Lposted 8 years ago

    I don't know how normal this problem is for all aging dogs.  I can only tell you what I personally have experienced with any aging dogs I have encountered.  They do tend to lose control of their bodily functions as they get older but I have never seen a dog clean up their own mess.  Have you talked to your vet?

  3. Maria Cecilia profile image74
    Maria Ceciliaposted 8 years ago

    I think you need to give her food that won't make her stool soft. I guess there are dog food for senior dogs.  But then try to ask your vet, just to rule out that all those are caused only by the age and no other ailments

  4. matherese profile image61
    mathereseposted 8 years ago

    Poor dog i think is old age, Like Maria Cecilia said you should give her food that would not make her poo soft

  5. caninecrtitics profile image62
    caninecrtiticsposted 8 years ago

    Their are natural remedies that I usefor my dog for bladder control loss.  I think it's call Leaks No More but their is probably something out their for the poop.

  6. LiorST profile image60
    LiorSTposted 8 years ago

    I would consult the vet right now, if this has happened suddenly then it could be a result of something much bigger like a tumor of some kind in the area, try to get a proper ultra sound test.

  7. profile image50
    DogTrainerUKposted 8 years ago

    ... and your first thought was  "Ask a bunch of people who might not have the first clue about dogs"  rather than  "Take her to the vet"?

    Take her to the vet.


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)