Friday, 28 July 2017

Different Color of Dog poop and What it means

The color of dog's poop can tell you a lot about their health. Blood or mucus in the poop is maybe an indication of something serious, the truth is that some causes are very serious while others are not. If you're a dog owner, then you too have had the discussion about your dog's stool. I’ve seen white, I’ve seen dark brown, and I’ve seen brown, but Since our dogs can’t talk, we spend a great deal of time trying to interpret how this different types of poop affect their health.  Here’s the scoop on doggie-poop of every color and how to tell normal dog poop from problem poop:

Normal Dog poop: Let's start with the normal poop, although it varies from breed to breed and from dog to dog. The normal color should be medium brown, neither too tender and liquid or too hard to pass comfortably, this can change depending on the type of dog diet. Attention should be given to the dog's poop in other to recognize when there's a problem.

Grey dog Poop: In this case, the poop appears glistens, fatty or comes out in large, soft quantity, this could indicate Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency (EPI). Also known as maldigestion, this is a disease in which the pancreas does not produce the required enzymes to digest fat. EPI is treatable, so consult your vet.

Yellow Mucus Poop: Yellow mucus usually indicates a food intolerance, especially if you’ve recently changed your dog’s diet. Check what your dogs been eating and try to rule out any new ingredients that could be causing stomach upset and mustard-yellow dog poop.  If his poop is completely covered with a thick layer of mucus, consult the vet to see what he'd recommend.

Red Dog Poop: This can be a sign of bleeding in the GI tract. Seeing streaks of blood in your dog’s poop may be colitis (irritation of the colon), a rectal damage, an anal gland disease or maybe a tumor.

Orange Dog Poop: It could be a sign of a liver problem or biliary disease, or it could just indicate that the right amount of bile isn't being produced. Bile is what changes poop to the normal brown color we expect. If your dog has orange diarrhea, consult your vet for a better examination.

White Specks in Poop: Worms often look like white grains of rice in dog stool. This might be a sign of worm infection, so consult your vet.

Green Dog Poop: Dog green poop can be normal if your dog eats large amounts of grass. Although, it can also be an indication of rat bait poisoning, parasite, or other internal problems. If your dog has green poop, consult your vet to be safe.

So far, we haven't had deal with different color in dog poop, as with everything you read, if you are concerned about your dog's health, to keep your furry friend tail wagging, please contact your vet. Because it's better to be safe than sorry, and blood in the stool can be an indication of a serious health problem.

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