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Poo tips anyone?

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piginboots Tue 07-Feb-17 19:21:42

So we have a new foster dog which is very exciting!

What is less exciting is her diarrhoea especially when she goes in the garden and I'm only able to pick up half of it, at most. Lovely.

Any tips to clean it up more satisfactorily?

Failing that, any nice stories of people's experiences with great danes or great dane crosses would be appreciated. (I'm bored and she gets scared if I put on the TV.)

LaGattaNera Tue 07-Feb-17 19:25:12

What is she eating to have the runs?

Try using a trowel to get it up then use watering can with water over the small bit left and it will disappear into grass or soil - assuming it is on soft surface but really diet is the issue. No Gt Dane experience sorry just a lot of dog poo experience grin

piginboots Tue 07-Feb-17 19:32:23

She's on James Wellbeloved now but we only got her this morning so god knows what before that. Hopefully it will settle down naturally in the next few days.

piginboots Tue 07-Feb-17 19:32:57

Good idea re the trowel. Will mess up the grass but might be worth it.

LaGattaNera Tue 07-Feb-17 19:42:29

does she only go in one area or does she go at various points on the lawn?

LaGattaNera Tue 07-Feb-17 19:43:31

trowel to scrape not to dig - doesn't mess up my grass - find it is often the urine, especially from females that bleaches the grass.

piginboots Tue 07-Feb-17 19:45:48

Pretty much anywhere at the moment. I'm mainly just grateful that (so far, touch wood) it's been outside

piginboots Tue 07-Feb-17 19:46:33

Ah ok good plan. Will fetch it out of the shed.

LaGattaNera Tue 07-Feb-17 19:49:56

could you take her into garden on lead and try and get her to use one area only so that in time, she will use that off lead? presumably in time she will go out for walks and poo whilst out (hopefully solid ones!) I have patch replaced areas of my lawn with new turf every few years if required.

IceLemonGin Tue 07-Feb-17 19:52:42

It was James Wellbeloved that gave my lurcher diarrhea. The rescue told us that's what he had been eating there so we bought a months supply. The diarrhea stopped as soon as we changed his food. The vet said it was probably down to it being very rich food. He now has Skinners and does normal poos- no more washing runny poo off his legs every time!

piginboots Tue 07-Feb-17 20:03:27

Grim. I think we'll keep her on the JL for a few days and see how we go. Then maybe consider a change

piginboots Tue 07-Feb-17 20:05:29

JW even

SparklingRaspberry Tue 07-Feb-17 20:12:21

Change to raw and you won't have an issue.

It obviously isn't agreeing with her.

piginboots Tue 07-Feb-17 20:17:40

SparklingRaspberry I don't know if you RTFT but she's only been with us a day so it's a bit early to say that! We'll see how it goes over a few days then consider changing. In the mean time any tips for getting runny poo off grass would be appreciated. Thanks!

Burntbum Tue 07-Feb-17 20:31:06

My dog has a sensitive stomach. On those occasions when she squats to poo I slide a paper plate or bowl underneath her so it's all deposited neatly in there. smile

BiteyShark Tue 07-Feb-17 20:36:18

Mine has the runs frequently as he likes to eat anything that isn't dog food.

I get some of it up with kitchen towel and a poo bag. The rest that is left behind on the grass I fill a bucket with water and slosh it over to try and soak it away.

piginboots Tue 07-Feb-17 23:56:42

Burntbum that is ingenious!

BiteyShark I actually think that's the most realistic option. I can get a bucket and leave it by the outside tap.

Isitjustmeorisiteveryoneelse Wed 08-Feb-17 00:17:50

Obviously you're going to have to wait a few days to see if it settles but in the meantime I think either hosing down or possibly pouring some clumping cat litter on each poo leave it a bit then pick up with scoop?

Hoppinggreen Wed 08-Feb-17 10:32:47

We had a Great Dane/boxer cross years ago.
He was nutty and HUGE!!
Luckily he was an absolutely Sweatheart though.
Hope you get the poo issue sorted and he finds a lovely forever home ( unless he already has?)

Weebleswobbles Wed 08-Feb-17 10:37:55

Raw food - makes poo firm and they absolutely love it. Wonderful to see dogs really excited about food time

KnittedBlanketHoles Wed 08-Feb-17 11:19:29

My dog had the ruins with every food we tried on, changing meat proteins etc. Or solution was find the food that caused the least runs then add an egg to daily diet. Not even the anti runs meds from vets worked but eggs has done the trick.

I hope yours settled down soon. My friend cleaning runs off the pavement whilst holding my dog in town while I noted into a shop for Christmas shopping tested the friendship!

piginboots Wed 08-Feb-17 17:03:22

It seems to be firming up thank God! I suspect it was at least partly stress related.

Hoppinggreen yes, I can see the nuttyness shining through when she relaxes. She's only about 1 and despite being bred from, underfed and obviously never walked or socialised she's just a big puppy really. We think GSD x great dane or maybe mastiff but hard to be sure, especially when she's so skinny.

taptonaria27 Wed 08-Feb-17 21:05:43

My rescue lurcher went from runny to firm in 24 hours when I switched him to raw, he also gained 3 kg in a fortnight which he really needed

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