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    Default 2 Things - Suddenly Hungry & Poos

    1. The past few days Taya seems to be way more hungry than usual- read: very eager to have brekky & dinner. She is getting fed the same amount and her exercise regime (if you can call it that lol) hasn't changed. I'm not concerned about it but just wondering if anyone else has experienced this... or am I imagining it? lol


    2. For as long as I can remember, when out on a walk Tay will do a (generally) normal poo. Then a bit later she will do another one which is very sloppy/soft. The only thing I can think of is its like when horses go out for a ride and poo throughout the ride - starting with normal poos, gradually getting runnier & runnier....

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    I don't know what the weather is like there but it's cooled down here and my vultures are hungrier than usual......if that's possible.

    Not sure on the other, maybe it's the exercise that's got her moving, loosened up, become a bit unblocked with the first one and then kept walking and then really loosened up the second time around. I've not experienced this with my lot so am only guessing.

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    Actually I think you're right about the weather MAC. It's started getting colder here too. I guess our love of food in winter also applies to our furry friends too

    Yeah I think her bowels loosen up when we're out walking. Fantastic, not!

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    According to the book I'm reading, that bowel thing is related to territory marking. And an entire male dog can give himself the runs by trying to make more deposits than he has capacity for. And another habit related to marking territory with poo, is to try to put the poo up high.

    I knew about that for wee, but hadn't twigged it happened for poo as well.

    And horses mark territory with piles of poo too.

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    Thanks Hy. I didn't know horses did that!

    You know, I always thought our old dog marked territory with poo because he did it alllll the time! So I was right

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    Could she have worms or have you wormed her lately???? No offence!!!!
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    I always feel like im offending someone if I ask if they are up to date with worming, but I echo SPRV.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleasanta View Post
    Has she been on any medications like cortisone or anti-inflammatories?
    She had anti-inflammatories for her back (2 weeks ago?) but that's it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Shar Pei Rescue Victoria View Post
    Could she have worms or have you wormed her lately???? No offence!!!!
    Quote Originally Posted by aussiemyf7 View Post
    I always feel like im offending someone if I ask if they are up to date with worming, but I echo SPRV.
    No offence taken guys! Yep she's all up to date with her worming

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    Hey Loren, dog poo consistency can change with level of stress, and yes, even level of excitement.

    The more she smells, the more thrilling the walk, the more she may need to leave her 'calling card' (polite way to put it.) The first lot will be what's digested through her system, the rest of it won't be and should she keep going it could end up getting to the stage that it's like water.

    Just keep her walking...Lol.
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    I have just learnt something new. Thanks. I had a dog that did this a lot.

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