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A Visitor asked the following question on 5/3/2006
My five month old beagle puppy continue to eliminate in his cage at night. For about 8 nights in a row he was succesful in making it through the night but nearly every other night that I have had him since he was 3 months old he has eliminated. I feed him in his kennel. I use Nature's Miracle to clean up. I feed him at 7 a.m. 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. to insure he eliminates before he is in his kennel. I take him on a walk after teh 4 p.m. feeding and he ususall eliminates plenty. He has had a parasite which has been taken care of a hook worms which are still being determined whether or not they are gone. He doesn't really eliminate in my house at all, only in his kennel at night time. I don't know what else to do. Any thoughts?

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5/4/06 I DO NOT FEED A 5 MONTH OLD BEAGLE 3 TIMES A DAY. tHE MORE TIMES YOU FEED HIM, THE MORE TIMES HE WILL HAVE TO ELIMINATE. i wOULD HAVE HIM CHECKED AGAIN FOR PARASITES Also I would want to now if you got him from a kennel or he was raised in a house? Cut down on the feedings. he should always go out before he goes into his cage for the night. Diane
12/1/07 It is perfectly acceptable to feed your dog 3 times a day. Good for you! It is ideal to split your feedings up into 2-3 meals a day. If the last meal you feed is at 4pm and your puppy is eliminating at night, it is not going to matter if you also fed your puppy at 11am! First make sure that you walk your puppy before you go to bed if you don't already. Also verify that your puppy is now worm-free. Next, check the size of the kennel. If you have left your puppy with too much space, he may be defecating vs. holding it because he thinks he has enough space to stay out of it (even if he doesn't actually). Try reducing the size of his sleeping space. Unfortunately at this point, it may be difficult to break this behavior, as he may already be desensitized to getting feces in his sleeping area. Try talking to your vet or a dog trainer for more ideas. Barb
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