Why is my dog suddenly pooping at night? Here’s What to Do Next

Not Enough Breaks Through the Day

If your dog hasn’t had any or enough opportunities to go outside and poop throughout the day, they will likely hold it in.

This means that in the middle of the night, they are unable to hold it anymore and have to relieve themselves.

Should I Take My Dog Out In The Middle Of The Night?

For the first few weeks of getting a puppy you may need to get up in the middle of the night to take your puppy out, unless you know that you’re going to wake up to a mess and don’t mind cleaning it up.

Once your puppy is old enough to regularly hold their bowel and bladder overnight, you shouldn’t have to get up.

However, always make sure that you let them out one last time just before you head to bed. This will give you the best chance possible to make it through the night. Equally, it helps to set a schedule, which is very important for when you want your dog to go.

When you wake up in the morning, the first thing you should do is let your dog out to go to the toilet.

Don’t be surprised if they only pee at first; they may not be ready to poop until they have eaten. This is okay and to be somewhat expected. Its also okay – at least you have given them the opportunity to go and prevented any indoor accidents.

Just be sure to let them out once they have eaten their breakfast, unless of course you intend on going for a walk, or otherwise they may catch you off guard!

Book A Trip To The Vet

If you haven’t booked a trip to your local vet already, then do it now! Your vet is your number one source of reliable info about your dog specifically.

Not to mention, if you tell your vet about the change in your dog’s pooping schedule and any other red flags you might have picked up – he or she may be able to help you get to the bottom of things much faster.

Finally, looking after a pet isn’t easy. When it comes to your furry companion, you’re generally second-guessing and driving yourself up the wall by thinking the worst. A visit to the vet will also help achieve your own much-needed peace of mind too.

Why Does My Dog Poop In The House After Going Outside (Answered and Explained With 7 Reasons)

Your sleeping soundly in your bed, and you think your dog is too. When you wake up, you are greeted with a pile of poop. If your lucky, you’ll notice it before you step in it. Or perhaps your dog wakes you up in the middle of the night to go poop. Neither of these scenarios is very appealing. The first step to fixing the problem is sorting out why it’s occurring.