As a dog owner, there are days when you need your dog to poop quickly. Maybe you're running late for work, there's a storm coming, etc. Here's some tips to get the ole doggy dump moving along quickly.
According to Kaitlyn Tullio, a veterinary nurse with DodoVet, there are some tricks you can use. Remember, it's always best to enjoy the walk and don't rush the dog, but sometimes life needs things to faster.
I love this one. Before you go out, get your four legged best friend to lie on his back and give them a little belly rub in a circular motion. The dog will love it and it will stimulate their digestive system.
Here's where they get a little more unusual (and the neighbors might give you two a second look). Tullio suggests you bring baby wipes to rub on the dog's anus before you need them go. This might stimulate things in the right direction.
Don't have baby wipes? I'm not making this up, she suggests bringing along an ice cube to gently rub on the dog's anus FOR A FEW MINUTES! Ummkay.
Don't have an ice cube (or it melts the minute you take it outside in the Nashville heat), try this. Squirt it's anus with a water bottle.
But she cautions don't do this often. Your dog may develop an aversion to going out on poopy walks.
Now let's talk about the stranger way to help your dog go quickly.
According to a dog treat website, you could try an old trick. They say you can use a matchstick, inserted into the puckering area, to get your dog to go. Caution: only insert the matchstick a little bit.
Apparently, dog trainers use this trick to get their dogs to go before they enter the arena for dog shows. Some say the sulfer on the matchstick will accelerate the process. But others say, even the non-sulfer end of a soft match will do the job. The dog will want to poop to get rid of that little itchy feeling. Caution: if you do this, don't let your dog near a campfire or open flame. But you probably knew this.
All this being said, we highly recommend you ask your veterinarian before trying these methods.