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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 05-11-2010, 06:36 PM Thread Starter
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how many bowel movements a day???

Jake is 13 wks, growing like a weed, and currently eating 3 1/2 cups a food divided into 3 meals. He is on a fifty fifty mix of Royal Canin puppy max (breeder fed them) and Blue Buffalo Basics salmon and potato kibble. (think he may have slight sensitivity to too much chicken)

His stools look good so far, nothing runny BUT he goes 4 times a day! I assume this is normal for a growing healthy puppy but I thought I would throw it out there for opinions....
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Wolfie at 4 months goes 6 times a day.

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HOLY COW!!!!! Ok well I can clearly see I am in the NORM...LOL
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I guess I should have asked how much is he eating a day????
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Wow. We must be lucky. Tag goes after he eats and once before bed- 3 times a day. The big dogs go once or twice a day.

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Wolfie at 4 months goes 6 times a day.
jeepers...I can't imagine!! What are you feeding him?

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At 4 months old Sigurd was going about 2-3 times a day. I fed him Orijen food until he was 6 months, it really upset his stomach. He's been on Fromm since, and he goes once a day.


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ok, so now numbers are everywhere....he is 13 weeks, and I just increased his food by half cup...I think he could eat more but don't want to over feed him. Recommended is at about 3 1/2 cups....and about 4 BM"s a day....I assume as he gets older everything will slow down including his bm's?
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I would also consider how often you are taking him out since he is a small puppy. We dog sat over the weekend and this dog would poop everytime you took him outside...but very small poops. Mine seem to prefer to just have one or two big poops.

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very good point, I am outside every two hours trying to house train him....but he usually goes after each meal and sometimes after a good flirtpole session.
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