TTUT-The Hidden Dog Poo

When I was a kid I had a dog named bean. Whenever he made the face you’re making right now, you just knew he’d pooped somewhere in the house. Where’s the poop Robin? -Lily, How I Met Your Mother

I’m linking up with two awesome doggie mamas Impulsive Addict and Seriously Shawn.

Ok guys…you know that look that dogs get when they’ve done something bad? Usually when Monkey makes that face it’s because he’s gotten into the trash again. But the past couple of days I’ve woken up to bad smells in the house and a very guilty looking Monkey. My sweet, house trained, 8 year old dog has started POOPING in my house. The worst of it? He’s hiding it. I’ll sniff, and look around, and I won’t find it, only to stumble on it, or as was the case on Saturday, STEP IN IT, in a random room or corner of the house we rarely go into.

I’ve googled it, and the only reason I can come up with this recent behavior change is him reacting to the pregnancy. I’m not sure what else has changed. I am home with him nearly all day every day. I take him outside multiple times a day, and I walk him on a regular basis. I’m wondering if the walks just aren’t enough.

We usually let him wander around at night, but I think I’m going to have to start crating him. I suspect he’s doing it while I’m asleep, even though I let him out right before bed. Match also lets him out first thing when he gets home in the am. So far he’s done it three times in the last few weeks. He never did this at our old place.

Did your pet start acting strangely or act out when you were pregnant? Any helpful hints or suggestions? I suppose picking up dog poo should prepare me for dirty diapers…but somehow I think it’s just not quite the same. I also cringe to think of my little Roo crawling and accidentally stumbling across a Monkey accident. UGH!

12 Comments

    Xazmin

    Yikes! Good luck. I haven’t ever been pregnant since we’ve had our dog, so I’m no help with advice!

    Impulsive Addict

    OH NO! That’s horrible. Lexi is the same age but she didn’t do that when I was pregnant but I could see how it would be possible. He knows that someone else is about to “take his spot”. Poor Monkey. Poop is easier to clean up that pee though so that’s a plus.

    Thanks for linking up with us! xoxo

    Trinity

    I’ve never been pregnant so I don’t know how much help I’ll be BUT I have had a similar situation! Last summer one of our dogs did this and it turned out he needed his glands expelled more often. Gross but true. Hope it helps!

    Kristy @PampersandPinot

    I’ve always only had cats, and it was soooo frustrating when I had one that would go outside the litter box. It got worse as she got older, but then I felt so bad to find out eventually that she had diabetes and I don’t know how long that had been going on.

    MiMi

    Could totally be cuz you’re preggo…or is he maybe losing control or getting sick?

    Carrie

    I’ve never been pregnant 🙁
    But I can say that mine will do that to “get even” with me if they think I haven’t been home enough or giving them enough attention

    Seriously Shawn

    I am stumped. None of my dogs reacted to my pregnancies, maybe he just has a higher level of sensitivity? Good luck with that.

    Thanks for linking up with us!

    Nicole

    Wow that is interesting. I’ve never been pregnant so I’m not sure what to say about that.

    Charlotte

    Awww, I’ve never heard of this happening before but I wonder if he notices the change and is reacting to it. Poor little guy! (though I imagine you don’t want to pick up dog poop either).

    Emmy Mom

    Oh that would not be a fun surprise to find. I never had a pet while pregnant- so no help there

    hotpants™

    Uh oh. I hope you get it figured out. Random piles of poop are never fun.

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