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Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 44 years of experience
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My 4.5 year old Olde English dog has pooped in the house the

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My 4.5 year old Olde English bull dog has pooped in the house the last 2 days which he never does and he is typically calm. The last 2 to 3 days he's been very restless. He'll lay down and suddenly get up and wander. This is happening all night.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

His inappropriate defecation and restlessness suggests urgency and gastrointestinal cramping respectively. A dietary change and dietary indiscretion - eating something new, inappropriate, spoiled, or perhaps a non-food item, are just two of the many causes of such behavior. I'm willing to "watchful wait" these dogs for up to 72 hours but if symptoms persisted longer, his vet should take a look at him. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

You're quite welcome. I can't set a follow-up in this venue and so would appreciate your returning to our conversation with an update - even after rating - at a time of your choosing.

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.
Hi,
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?
Dr. Michael Salkin