Dog Peeps
Peeps

Peeps, my female dog french bulldog, has diarrhea, incontinence, and blue eyes

I have a 5 month old female French Bulldog puppy that was born on 3/4/18. She is solid white with blue eyes but when she was born, she was neon YELLOW! I believe that was due to her having a bowel movement before she was born. I think meconium stained her fir neon yellow. She was tested by the vet and she wasn't jaundiced and all tests came back fine. I find it difficult to believe that no vet could tell me why my baby was yellow though! She looked like a yellow marshmallow Easter chick, a "Peeps." Therefore, I called her Peeps & it stuck.

Everything I read about "yellow" puppies said they would die within a week. So, I gave her extra love, care & attention. Obviously, she didn't die but something about her seemed "special" to me. She was the most loving puppy in the litter & the smallest but when playing, she'd beat all of her siblings up. They'd howl but Peeps continued to wrestle and nip at them. I found that odd because her temperament is so loving and gentle. I wondered if she was deaf. I believe that she is definitely deaf at this point. I have questions about that but there is a more important issue at hand.

Peeps seems to have fecal incontinence. She poops but is oblivious to it! She is as happy as a clam and is just as active as can be. She's in no pain whatsoever. However, she poops while playing, walking or even sleeping and it's mainly diarrhea. I'm constantly washing her hiney and everyone or anything else she's been in contact with! My wall, my shower, my bedside table etc., have had poo poo on them about 5" off of the floor! She leaves a trail, bless her heart! She wants desperately to get in my bed because her parents are up there but my bed would inevitably be covered in poop. It breaks my heart that I can't just pick her up and love on her at will. She deserves that! I have to wrap her in a towel in order to hold her and she is so full of love and kisses that it breaks my heart that I don't know how to help her! I can't afford expensive vet visits especially when they really have no answers or even suggestions on how to help her.

She doesn't have worms. Her spine is fine. Her anal glands and muscles are fine as well. She eats Purina Puppy Chow. I read somewhere to give her canned pumpkin to help with the diarrhea.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. She is a perfectly beautiful and extremely happy baby girl. Putting her down is NOT an option unless she is in pain or becomes miserable for some reason. I'd never let her suffer!

Thank you in advance for your willingness to try to help me! I am most appreciative!

digestive urinary
over 3 years ago
Information about Peeps
  • Species: Dog
  • Breed: French Bulldog
  • Sex: Female
  • Age: 5 months
  • Sterilized: No
  • Symptoms: Blue eyes, Diarrhea, and Incontinence
1 vet has answered
Veterinarian Barkibu Vets
Barkibu Vets

Hello!

It is normal for puppies when they are young and during their first months to do their needs without much control, since until they are 5-6 months old they do not obtain an absolute control of the sphincters and they need an learning process to know where they can and where they should not their needs.

However, the case of Peeps is different since she seems to show a complete lack of control of the sphincter, by doing her needs while sleeping, playing, resting, ...
This could be due to some neurological problem, either of the central or spinal system, in the posterior third part of her body that affects the anal sphincter and this causes that she doesn't have any control over her evacuations.

Another possible cause is an involvement of the muscles of the anal region.

You can consult with your veterinarian to make the appropriate tests, including blood tests and neurological exam, as well as a complete physical examination including the anogenital region, and also change to a diet that is more digestible and more absorbing, in order to favor the absorption of nutrients in its way to intestine.

All the best.

over 3 years ago