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My mom has a 4 year old Lab that LOVES to go places and LOVES to ride in cars. She gets very excited and energetic every time. We always take her outside to use the bathroom before going anywhere and she always does go. The problem is that she has recently started pooping while riding in the truck. She poops in the back AND in the actual back seat. I have did some reading online and see that people say it could be her nerves. That is what I would think to but I am just not sure.
Let me just say that she really does enjoy riding in the cars and does not ever really seem to be aggravated or stressed. She likes to move around a lot and check out both sides of things but she doesn't pace or act worried.
Does anyone have any ideas, comments or advice on what may be causing her behavior and how we can correct it? Any advice would be greatly appreciated. m
I would visit the vet to rule out any health issues, especially if she never used to do this before.
If everything comes back okay, it could simply be the vibration of the car ride causing her insides to move a little more easily recently. Has she been eating anything new?
I would try placing her in a crate from now on while in the car to see if the pooping stops. If it doesn't, it could be a fix as simple as a change in her diet.
As I said however, visit the vet first. It will help put your mind at ease if you know she is healthy.
I would make sure that she poops before any car ride. Let her run around the backyard or take her out on a short walk. The important thing is, she needs to "go" before she takes that fun ride in the car.
As I said in my orginial post we already do that. My mom will spend an hour walking her around and she will poop several times. So that is not the issue. But thanks anyway for replying
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