You handle and scoop your dog’s poop several times a day, but have you ever stopped and thought about the color of your dog’s poop? If your answer is yes then congratulations we award you best dog parent but sadly most of us don’t! It is very important to make your dog’s business your business. You can say and conclude a lot by just observing your dog’s poop and if you are not an expert, no worries! Read on below and we will help you out.
When to worry about the color of your dog’s poop
Rocky like poop
If your dog’s poop looks like round rocks or small hard pieces it indicates that your dog is constipated. This can happen due to lack of water, too much rawhide, too many raw bones or this poop has stayed too much time in the colon of rectum.
Black fresh poop
Black fresh poop indicates that there is bleeding in the stomach or the small intestine.
Mucus on the stool
If you feel that the stool contain some kind of mucus, this means that your dog suffers from some sort of inflammation or irritation in the intestine. The mucus is secreted to protect the cells.
White grain like segments
If your dog’s poop contain white rice like grains, this means that your dog has tapeworms.
Green and yellow
Stool that is of yellowish or greenish color often indicate bladder problems.
It could be one of two things, either a pancreatic problem or if your dog is on a raw meat/bone diet then it is perfectly normal.
Remember that there is no such thing as a perfect poop. The color of your dog’s poop, as well as its shape, differs greatly from breed to breed and diet to diet. The amount of poop also has no measures, most dogs will poop about twice a day while others can poop up to 4 times. If your dog passes poop that is different from the normal then you need not worry. However give it about 24 hours for the poop to get back to normal, if not then you need to see a doctor.
Pumpkin is considered a neutralizer for dog poop, you can give your dog some if they suffer from both diarrhea or constipation.
Read also about what to do if your dog ate a sharp object.
Written by: Farah Khaled
Sources: Expert Beacon , iHeartDogs , Canine Journal