Lacey

Why does my 4 pound, 3 month old maltipoo poop 4-6 times a day?

I feed my 4 pound, 3 month old maltipoo 1/4 cup of Nutro Ultra Holistic food twice a day, like the vet said. She poops 4-6 times a day, even as close as 90 minutes apart. It's not soft, and seems healthy. Is this normal?


Asked by Lacey on Aug 21st 2010 in Food & Nutrition
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Pepper

A 3 month old should be fed at least 3 times a day. Split her 1/2 cup a day into 3 meals rather than 2. She will still need to toilet often, but maybe not poop twice after feeding.

Puppies, like babies are growing rapidly and need the extra food. All this eating and growing does mean puppies have to toilet more often.

Puppies should have a potty break every 3-4 hours if not more often after meals.

Small breed dogs are especially vulnerable to low blood sugar problems if not fed often enough.


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Meryl Lake

Does that mean Lacey is healthy and having a good digestion.

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Meryl Lake answered on 8/21/10. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


Guest

Puppies poop lots!! 4 to 6 times a day is perfectly normal for a dog her age. I would also suggest dividing the half cup of food into three feedings rather than two, since she is so small. I have toy poodle pups and they are three months old and they poop that often as well. One is two pounds and the other is 3 pounds.


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Memphis

Puppies poop a lot! Memphis pooped a lot when she was that size too. Now she is 5 months old, and eating meals 2 times a day (although lots of snacks in between).. and she still poops about 4 times a day (2x at morning, 2 x at night). Your puppy will need to get older before it stops pooping so much. Even as an adult it will still likely poop twice a day though.


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