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Q. We have an 8 week old puppy, who eats Iams ProActive Health Smart Puppy. She wakes every 2 hours at night to poop. The last time she eats is 6pm. Help

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A. That said, however, if puppy is having loose bowels each time you may want to looking into checking for parasites and de-worming

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A. This is very normal puppy behavior. They are too young at this age to be able to "hold it" for several hours at a time. You may want to with old food and water for 2-3 hours before bed and be sure to let out to potty immediately before bed as well. If you have not yet implemented one, I suggest crate training to help potty train puppy. In the meantime, it's something she should outgrow as she ages and is able to go longer periods of time in between needing potty breaks.

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