Do you ever find yourself impatiently waiting for your pup to do his business?
Whether he’s too busy sniffing every blade of grass or he’s struggling with constipation, it can be a frustrating experience.
But don’t worry, we’ve got some tricks up our sleeves to help make your German Shepherd poop instantly!
#1 Fiber And Probiotics Keep The Poop Going
One of the best ways to keep your pup’s poop on track is by adding fiber and probiotics to his diet. These powerhouse ingredients can help make your German Shepherd poop instantly!
Adding fiber to your pup’s diet can be as easy as tossing some spinach or carrots into his food.
Foods that are high in fiber, such as pumpkin, sweet potato, and green beans, can also help to bulk up your dog’s poop and make it easier to pass.
Probiotics, on the other hand, are yeast and bacteria that can be found in foods like yogurt and sour cream, or in over-the-counter probiotic supplements.
Probiotics are great for dogs as they help keep their gut bacteria in check, which prevents constipation and other tummy troubles (1).
These can also help your pup break down his food more efficiently and move things along down there.
We suggest that you start with a small amount and work your way up slowly, while making sure your GSD has plenty of water on hand to help these food components work their magic.
#2 Establish A Proper Feeding And Exercising Schedule
While there’s no magic formula for making your German Shepherd go potty on command, establishing a good feeding and exercise schedule can definitely help get things moving in the right direction.
First off, let’s talk about the feeding schedule. Just like humans, our GSDs thrive on routine.
By feeding your pup at the same time every day, you’ll help regulate his digestive system and train his body to expect food at certain periods.
This can help create a more predictable pooping schedule, which is great news for both you and your GSD’s bowels!
Of course, a high quality diet is only half the battle. Exercise is equally important when it comes to keeping things moving in the poop department.
Physical activity helps stimulate the digestive system and gets things moving in the dog’s gut.
Whether it’s a long walk around the block or an active game of fetch, a little exercise can go a long way in getting your German Shepherd to poop.
#3 Try Physical Stimulation
Okay, so let’s talk about physical stimulation, aka the not-so-pleasant but effective way of getting your German Shepherd to poop.
You might need to do this in a quiet and isolated place, so nobody witnesses the weird spectacle of you stimulating your GSD’s rear end.
Here’s the deal: applying gentle pressure to the soft tissue around your dog’s anus can help stimulate the opening of the rectum, which in turn can lead to instant pooping relief. Sounds a bit awkward, I know, but trust me, it works.
You’ll need a pair of clean disposable gloves and some lubricant. Apply the lube to your index and middle finger and gently but firmly press the tissue around your dog’s anus.
Keep your index and thumb about an inch apart and press inward to help stimulate the rectum.
It’s important to remember that this is a sensitive area for dogs, so don’t be surprised if he flinches or moves away from you. To avoid any unexpected movements, you might need an assistant to hold your dog steady while you work your magic.
And please, make sure to take your dog outside so he can quickly poop without making a mess on your floor!
#4 Use Baby Wet Wipes
Who would have thought that the same wipes used to clean baby butts could also help your German Shepherd drop a deuce?
So, how does it work? Simple.
Just grab a fresh baby wet wipe (or two, depending on the size of your GSD), and give your pup’s bum a quick clean. The moisture from the wipe will help to stimulate the area and encourage bowel movements.
Of course, your German Shepherd might not be thrilled about the idea of having his rear end wiped with a wet wipe. He might give you a look of disgust, a side eye, or even try to run away. But hey, it’s all in the name of good poops, right?
And a word of caution – be sure to use wipes that are specifically designed for babies or dogs and don’t contain any harmful chemicals that could irritate Fido’s skin.
And as always, remember to dispose of the wipes properly to avoid any environmental issues.
#5 Use Ice Cubes
The ice cube (and we’re not talking about the famous rapper) technique is not as complicated as it sounds, but be warned: your German Shepherd might not thank you for it.
Here’s what you do: grab an ice cube from your freezer and wrap it in a paper towel or washcloth.
Then, head outside with your GSD and rub the ice cube directly on his anus. This stimulates the nerves in the area, causing the muscles to contract and the pup is ready to go!
Now, a word of caution: your dog might not be too thrilled about having an ice-cold sensation near his sensitive bits. He might give you a look that says, “What are you doing to me, hooman?” But don’t worry, it won’t hurt him.
And please, for the love of dog, don’t use an entire ice pack or anything crazy like that!
By incorporating these unique methods into your daily routine, you’ll be well on your way to a more efficient poop schedule for your German Shepherd.
Say goodbye to long walks and frustrating waiting periods, and say hello to instant poops and more relief for you and your GSD!
As always, make sure to call your veterinarian for more information and help!
1. Sivamaruthi, B. S., Kesika, P., & Chaiyasut, C. (2021, December 1). Influence of probiotic supplementation on health status of the Dogs: A Review. MDPI.