Elissa's and Ceylon's Mom
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'Butt baths' - ick! Advice?
Sorry in advance for bringing up this not-so-nice subject...
I read something on here a while ago about 'butt baths'. I assume that is referring to what I have to do with Ceylon every other day or so nowadays - wash his behind area to remove all of the nasty stinky poopies that accumulate there. His fur is not even that long yet (he is 13 1/2 weeks old, and he is a fluff ball for sure, but his fur is only about 1 1/2 inches long so far at the longest, and even shorter, about 1 inch long, around his bottom...). And I check him often, especially after he goes poop, and try to clean up what I find immediately, but somehow he gets 'dingleberries' anyway. Is this pretty normal? I mean, I'd much rather spend 10 minutes washing his behind than have him sit on the couch with the stinkies on him (doh!), but I am now having to do it every other day or so, so I am wondering if this is pretty typical, or if his poopies are too soft, or what?
We've had him on the same diet (2/3 Orijin puppy formula, 1/3 Eukanuba small breed puppy formula) for 3 weeks now, with limited treats for training. I know I can get him a 'sanitary cut' at the groomers but I wouldn't think he would need it quite yet...
Is this normal? Or should his poops be not quite as soft (they aren't runny, like I said, but if you pick them up immediately they do sort of squish together). (Again, sorry for getting into this level of detail!!! But I wasn't expecting this many 'dingleberries' until his fur got a lot longer, for some reason...). Thanks! lol...