Depending on the breed of your dog, there may be more to dog poop maintenance than cleaning the yard.
We’ve all laughed at the common name for dog poop trapped in the fur by it’s butt; dingleberry.
Now that you’ve had your adolescent chuckle, let’s move on.
Dog poop that gets stuck to your dog’s backside is a real problem for certain breeds – especially longhaired breeds. If the problem gets bad enough it can turn into pseudocoprostasis. These clumps of dog poop and hair can range from the size of a grape to that of a baseball. Pseudocoprostasis at it’s worst causes the inability for your dog to poop, and a possible infestation of maggots.1
Caring for your dog, and their waste is serious business. Paying attention to your pet and their bathroom behavior will help prevent painful situations like pseudocoprostasis for your dog.
Regular grooming, and observing your pet’s backside for matted fur is the best solution to keeping them healthy, and happy.