How to Remove Dried Poop Off a Puppy’s Butt. There are few times in life that that can be quite as unpleasant as finding out your beloved puppy has gotten dried poop stuck to its butt. While it is most likely not a pleasant sight, you shouldn’t fret – it is an issue easily remedied with a little patience.
What You’ll Need:
- Warm water
- Hair Dryer
- Cotton Swabs
- Baby Oil
Steps to Remove the Poop:
- Take a small cup of warm water and wet the area that is surrounded by the dried poop.
- Gently use a cotton swab to begin slowly loosening the poop.
- Turn on your hair dryer and direct it towards the area with the poop, making sure not to get too close and burn your puppy.
- Keep the dryer going until the poop is softened up and easy to wipe off.
- Using another cotton swab, dip it into the baby oil and apply to the area to help break down the dried material.
- Again, use the hair dryer to help the oil sink in and help remove the material.
- Once the poop is off, check to make sure the area hasn’t been irritated.
- If the area is red, gently clean off any residual poop and apply a thin layer of petroleum jelly to help soothe the area.
Removing poop off of your pup’s butt can be a messy process and one that you might not necessarily be looking forward to. However, with a little bit of patience and the right tools, you can take care of this issue quickly and efficiently. As always, be sure to check to see if any irritation has occurred and treat it promptly.
Why does my puppy keep getting poop stuck to bum?
Matted poop in the hair around a dog’s anus is so common it even has a veterinary term: pseudocoprostasis. If it’s left untreated, it can become far more than just a hygiene issue. The combination of fecal matter and hair can completely obstruct the rectum, making it impossible for your dog to poop. Other issues may also arise from matted poop, such as skin infection, anal gland infection, and/or inflammation.
To prevent this from happening, it’s important to make sure your pup’s rear end is clean, dry, and properly groomed. Regular brushing can help reduce the amount of poop that gets stuck in the fur, and periodic bathing can help keep it nice and clean. You may also find it helpful to reduce the amount and consistency of your dog’s stool by feeding a diet appropriate for his age and activity level. If all else fails, take your pup to the vet to have his anal area professionally groomed and checked for any underlying health issues.