Healthy Poop, Healthy Pup!

Healthy Poop, Healthy Pup!

 

I know, I know… During your quality date walks with your beloved fluff, the last thing you’d want do is study their, well, “number two’s”. It might not be the most exciting or sanitizing chore, but it sure is important! By taking the time to simply observe the color, size, and consistency of your dog’s excrement, you can learn a lot about their body and dietary state. Who wouldn’t want a healthy, happy pup?! Listed below are a few educated pointers for you to know, in case your dog’s health is something you’d like to keep your focus on!

 

  • A healthy poop results to a healthy pup. How do you know if it’s healthy, you ask?! It should never contain any mucus, blood, or liquid in the beginning or end of their waste. It should remain log-shaped and normal brown!
  • If their deuce resembles a green-like color, it’s most likely originated from eating too much grass or food dyes. Sticking to dog foods that are made with natural ingredients can restrain this from reoccurring.
  • Grey and pebble-like poop is a sign of constipation. Number one recommendation would be get help from your fellow vet, but adding a little water to their food or purchasing softer food alternatives can also be a quick fix solution since it will provide some kind of moisture.
  • Diarrhea is never a good, whether it’s coming from a dog or our own personal problems. Just like us, it’s a way of our body telling us that we’re experiencing dietary or digestive issues, sometimes even stress. Consult with your vet to see what type of food would help aid your doggy’s problem with digestion!
  • Dog food with high quality ingredients are important because it prevents your dog from having any bleeding in their large bowel. If you notice any blood in their poop, the source of that most likely is/came from Hemorrhagic Gastroenteritis (HGE), parasites, stress, and a poor diet. Arrange a vet appointment for a stool sample and physical exam to fix this bloody mess!