|Barked: Wed Nov 3, '10 11:43am PST |
|Our girl, Minna, is starting to do that occasionally as well. She's 13. With her, I think that it's because she has such hard round poops that she's kind of stopped up to begin with, then when she strains to get up or lay down, it just kind of squeezes out of her. I can tell she's embarassed when it happens, too. I don't say anything to her, I just clean it up like it's no big deal. Lately I've been adding canned pumpkin to her food to see if that'll help soften up the poo to make it easier for her to go (the vet also suggested I try adding yogurt with bacteria to her food). I also make her go out to potty more often, especially right after she eats. She has a hard time going through the doggie door now, so I open the back door for her to go in & out. I stay outside with her & won't let her go inside until she poops. Since I've been doing that there haven't been any "accidents" in the house (knock on wood).
Good luck with Lantis, poor baby.
Edited by author Wed Nov 3, '10 11:44am PST