Do Dogs Pee When They Poop?

You probably never thought about it, but dogs do not usually poop and pee simultaneously. So, is there any time or any breed of dog that pees when it poops?

Do Dogs Poop and Pee at the Same Time?

When you bring your dog outside to go potty several times a day, you may have noticed that they do not pee and poop simultaneously. That is because most dogs opt to do one after the other at different times rather than simultaneously. There are some dogs, however, that poop and pee at the same time. Though uncommon, dogs who pee and poop concurrently are not strange and should not worry you.

Why Would a Dog Poop and Pee at the Same Time?

There are five common reasons behind dogs pooping while peeing.

They Do Not Get Enough Time Outdoors

Potty-trained dogs do their business when they are outside. A well-trained dog does not potty inside unless they are bursting at the seams. But just because your dog doesn’t break training doesn’t mean they get adequate time outdoors.

If your dog is not getting enough time outside, they will try to finish their business as quickly as possible. That includes peeing and pooping at the same time. Seeing this behavior every once in a while is not a big deal. However, if it becomes a pattern, your dog may be getting enough outside time.

Ideally, let your dog out at least three to five times daily. If you notice them peeing and pooping simultaneously, try to take your dog out for an extra walk every day or spend a little more time in the backyard if you have one.

Your Dog Could Feel Rushed

Your dog may feel rushed to go potty, especially if they have a short time. As a result, it may develop a habit of peeing and pooping at once, which is not ideal.

Whenever you walk your dog or let them out in the backyard, allow enough time for your dog to relieve themselves. Try to avoid raising your voice to hurry it along. Imposing a timer or yelling at your dog goes potty is both stressful and unpleasant. Would you like it?

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On the other hand, if the weather is poor, your dog may hurriedly relieve themselves to run back inside the house. Activity around your dog, such as loud noises or other dogs, may also rush your dog to go potty. You do not have to worry about your dog simultaneously peeing and pooping in these cases.

Your Dog Might Be Excited

Similar to feeling rushed, your dog might be excited about something. If a dog is super happy and eager about something, it might poop while lifting its leg to pee without noticing. There is nothing to worry about here besides an excited dog.

Dogs Have Different Sensory Receptors for Peeing and Pooping

Another thing to remember about dogs is that they have different sensory receptors for peeing and pooping, which means that the urge to poop does not automatically come with the desire to pee. Most humans pee when pooping, but that is not the case with dogs.

As a result, a dog might have the urge to poop and not pee. However, nothing is stopping both receptors from triggering at similar times. If this happens, it is not uncommon for dogs to do their business all at once.

Fecal and Urinary Incontinence

The final reason behind dogs who poop and pee at the same time is fecal and urinary incontinence. Fecal incontinence is when a dog cannot control its bowel movements, whereas urinary incontinence is losing control of the bladder.

It is unlikely to be serious if you notice your dog peeing and pooping simultaneously, especially if they’re older or not letting out a lot. On the other hand, if your dog frequently lets out a lot of poop and pee, it may be caused by a medical condition. It is best to consult with your dog’s vet and have them checked out.

Do You Need To Worry if Your Dog Starts To Poop and Pee at the Same Time?

Some of the reasons above are entirely natural, while others are causes for concern. The good news is that you do not need to worry about your dog in most cases.

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If they are only occasionally peeing and pooping simultaneously, you have nothing to worry about. However, if this is a frequent occurrence, it could indicate your dog is incontinent. Do not hesitate to take your dog to the vet if that is the case.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are common questions dog owners have about their dog’s potty habits.

Why does my dog look at me when they poop?

Are Female Dogs More or Less Likely To Poop and Pee at the Same Time?

Typically, female dogs are less likely to poop and pee at the same time than male dogs. Most female dogs pee after walking for a short while. They then continue for 100 to 200 feet before finding a nice place to poop.

If they need to go, female dogs are no different from male dogs. They will poop and pee at the same time.

Do You Need To Worry if Your Puppy Is Peeing and Pooping Simultaneously?

In a lot of ways, puppies are similar to elderly dogs. They have less control over their bladder and bowels. As a result, they are more likely to poop and pee at once. There is nothing to worry about here. Your puppy is just learning how to function as a dog.

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Final Thoughts

Dogs and cats are our beloved family members. You love them, and you care for them. So it is reasonable to be concerned if they do something outside the norm, such as peeing and pooping together.

Luckily, there is little reason to be concerned if your dog pees and poops simultaneously. It is far more likely that it was in a rush rather than health issues.

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Susan Dorling

I am a pet expert with years of experience working with a variety of animals. From dogs and cats to birds and exotics, I have a deep understanding of their unique needs and behaviors. I am dedicated to helping pet owners provide the best care for their furry friend.

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