(Closed) Dog sitting, and he hasn't pooped yet…how often should this happen?

posted 5 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
5956 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2018

@Deejayelle:  Dogs are really consistent about pooping, until you throw off their routine….then its anyone’s guess when the Phantom Duke will call.  Depending on the dog, and how set in their ways they are….the tiniest thing could delay nature calling, if he’s eating and has energy and isn’t in pain or have a swollen belly, I wouldn’t really worry about it.

Post # 4
2550 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@Deejayelle:  I’d wait it out a little longer before getting worried about it. Our pup won’t eat or do the deed if we are out of town for a few days… Our dogsitter got really worried at first, but she’s basically just confused and a little depressed wondering where her ppl are & why she’s here so things don’t go normally… .

Post # 5
5161 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

@Deejayelle:  My dog went on a “poop strike” (as my friend called it) when he was at someone’s house while we were on vacation. He usually goes like 4 times a day but he wouldn’t go at all! He eventually went (and then went on a hunger strike – lol). I would give him a little more time – he will go eventually! He’s probably just upset/scared as to where his owners went!

Post # 6
9139 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@Deejayelle:  My inlaws dog goes on poop strike when we dogsit for them.  A nice long walk/run should do the trick.

Note: So glad i am not the only one using the phrase “poop strike”.

Post # 7
530 posts
Busy bee

I wouldn’t be too worried.  Dogs can be weird about that when you throw off their routine.  Are you taking him to a spot where he has pooed before? Sometimes it helps to give them a “reminder” of what’s supposed to be going down, so to speak.

Post # 8
1276 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

My dog only poops when we take him on a long walk. I wish he would just go when its so cold outside!

Post # 9
1814 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013 - Pavilion overlooking golf course scenery, reception at banquet hall

My dog only poops about once per day when in normal routine; sometimes only every few days when we are away and his routine is disrupted. I wouldn’t worry too much.

nthing a nice walk – it gets their system churning again. 🙂 

Post # 10
7647 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

@Deejayelle:  His routine has been thrown out of whack, so that’s probably what is doing it. I would say if he hasn’t pooped in over 2 days or his belly starts to look swollen/big, then take him in. He should be ok though 🙂

Post # 11
1868 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@Deejayelle:  My husband dog sat for a friends dog one time and he had such anxiety from being away from his owners that he didnt even pee for two days! two days! lol he peed a river when he got home haha sometimes dogs are weird like that. I wouldnt let it worry you. I mean I have gone way more than 24 hours without a bm and been just fine. 🙂

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