This is a tough question. When your puppy has diarrhea, if you put him back into his dog crate, will he make a mess inside? This could be a very real possibility.

When your puppy has diarrhea, you need to be diligent in getting him out very often to relieve his bowels. The first thing you want to do is to care for your puppy with diarrhea. Once he has loose stools, you will need to treat him so he gets over it quickly.

When you have your treatment under way, you need to remember this. You may need to get your puppy out to go potty every hour, 30 minutes, 15 minutes, or even sooner depending on how bad your puppy’s diarrhea condition is.

Your puppy is just learning his potty training. When he has diarrhea, you should think that all bets are off. It is your responsibility to get him out often. So, if you keep him out of the crate and loose in the house in between taking him out to go potty, then you need to watch his every move. When you see the slightest hint that he needs to have a bowel movement, get him out right then and there.

The same goes for putting your puppy in his dog crate in between potty. When he is feeling well and he goes in his crate after doing potty, you know he has several hours before he will have to go back out, depending on his age.

However, when he has diarrhea, he may need to go back out in just five minutes. Again, you will need to watch his every move. Once you see any hint that he needs to relieve himself, get him out right away or he may go in his crate.

If you have a plastic dog crate, it may be more difficult to watch his body language. If you are using a wire crate, it will be easier to watch him and see if he has to go potty again.

Whatever you decide, if you leave your puppy in or out of his crate when he has diarrhea, you MUST WATCH YOUR PUPPY CLOSELY and get your puppy out when he tells you he needs to go potty.

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