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Dear Daisy Dog

One of my dogs recently started having bowel movements in the house. How do I determine which dog is the culprit?

Daisy Responds

Buy a small box of nontoxic crayons in bright colors. Grate the crayons onto your dogs’ food, choosing one color for each dog. You’ll know soon enough.

At the same time, take a sample of each dog’s stool to the veterinarian, and ask your vet to check for parasites. Worms and other parasites can cause us dogs to have trouble controlling our bowels.

If the problem dog is elderly, the cause might be senility. Some dogs forget their house training as they age, and medication can help.

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