Help...pooping multiple times during the night!
At just over 12 weeks Bentley was easily sleeping in his crate over night for 5-6 hours before we had to take him out for a potty break...up until the last 5 days or so.
For some reason he has started waking up every 2-3 hours during the night waking us up to go outside to poop (he doesn't even always pee). It's really frustrating because it seems like during the day he is going fewer times (sometimes he has breakfast and lunch before he goes) and then has to go really badly during the night (1am, 3am and 5am). We always do a walk right before bed but he is just peeing on it lately. When he is going during the night hours it is more like pudding poop versus harder stool.
We went to the vet 3 days ago and he is overall very healthy (normal temp, checked him over, etc.) and he said we shouldn't be concerned with pudding poop if he feels well (he is acting normal, drinking water, eating his food) and that it sometimes happens with puppies. We have not changed his food since we got him (Diamonds all natural chicken and sweet potato).
Any thoughts on helping to change his schedule back to normal? I'd hate to make him hold it at night if he is really uncomfortable but is my getting up and taking him each time he whines letting him keep this schedule? Should we give him something different (boiled chicken, pumpkin, or rice) to get his stools back to normal too?