A little bit of a gross topic i know, but its very important to know what your dogs poop is telling you as it can be the indicator that something is not right. Read this passage by DogTime so you are aware of the signs:
Normal, healthy dog poop tends to be firm and a little moist. You should be familiar with your dog’s normal stool so that you can monitor any changes. The volume, color, and odor are important to note, too. Dogs that get too much fiber tend to produce high volume with a strong odor. This happens with certain dry food diets, as your dog can’t process all the nutrients and pushes them out. Raw food diets can result in smaller stool with a weaker smell. Any of these can be normal depending on your dog’s diet, so pay attention to what your pup’s poop usually looks and smells like.
White, Chalky Stool
Dogs that eat a raw food diet that is high in calcium or bone might pass stool that is chalky and white. This can be a sign that your dog is at risk for obstipation, which is an inability to evacuate his bowels without outside help. This chronic constipation can lead to lethargy, loss of appetite, and vomiting. It requires help from a veterinarian, so save these stool samples and bring them in.
Black, Tarry, Green, Yellow or Red Stool
Poop that is black, tarry, green, yellow, or red usually indicates bleeding and can be a sign that there are problems in the intestinal or anal area. It can mean anything from an injury to the GI tract to cancer. This will require a trip to the vet to determine exactly what the problem is, so again, save your dog’s stool sample so it can be tested.
Greasy, Grey Stool
Poop that looks grey and greasy can indicate that there is too much fat in your dog’s diet. It may be time for a dietary change because too much fat can lead to inflammatory conditions like pancreatitis. These conditions can be mild or life-threatening, so take your dog’s diet seriously
Read more about the different types of poop and what it tells you on DogTime.com
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