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Recent soiling of crate

Hello all,
It has been a while and so far so good, hence my absence from the forum. Little Moje is now topping out at his full fighting weight of about 14 lbs and has been a wonderful addition to our family. He is roughly one year and seven months old. Neutered male.
In about the last two weeks or so he has soiled his crate 3 times, the most recent being discovered this morning. I am trying to work this problem as to the most likely cause. Stools were a bit soft but also had a formed component. Diet has not changed. My wife has been on occasion giving him some cheese, letting him lick out the very dregs of her small yogurt container and occasionally he has had small apple pieces. Yesterday she said she did give him a small amount of cheese. Of course I wonder if our pooch could be lactose intolerant? Is that even possible in dogs?
He is out in the bush every day for a walk and there are some puddles that he has been known to drink from. My wife and I wonder if dogs can get sporadic bowel problems from Giardia? My wife also thinks maybe he doesn't like his crate and that is why he is doing it, and that maybe we should let him have the run of the house at night. But,it is because of the soiling at night that I DON"T want that , just yet.
Looking for the most common reason for this and trust that there are many of you on here that are way smarter than my wife and I (first time dog owners) are!!
It would be so much easier if these little creatures could speak to us!! Ha Ha
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If he has been reliable about not soiling his crate for this long and then it started, I think it is MUCH more likely that it is some sort of tummy upset. I do NOT believe he is soiling his crate because he doesn't like it. That makes no sense... He STILL ends up being locked in there, but now he's in there with his own mess!

I think a trip to the vet is in order, along with a stool sample. I've never heard off "lactose intolerance, per se, in dogs, but they can CERTAINLY have problems with dairy in general. For most dogs it's fine, but for some, like my Kodi, dairy of any sort can be a real problem.
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I agree that the accidents in a housetrained dog are most likely due to a tummy issue. That has been the case with my dog and I believe she just couldn't hold it to signal and make it outside. Also, just because you haven't made a diet change doesn't mean that they aren't reacting to the food. I had to switch my dog's food at about 18 months old because of repeated episodes of soft stool. Once I eliminated all chicken from her diet and put her on a limited ingredient food she improved dramatically. This may be a one time episode but if it happens again it is something to consider.
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