July 12, 2021 5 min read
When it comes to monitoring your dog’s health, the first thing that you want to be proactive about is a little unpleasant. You need to pay attention to your doggy’s poos. Your dog’s poop is going to one of the first warning signs that you get if there are any problems going on that need to be handled right away.
In this article, we’re going to discuss doggy-bathroom issues so that you know a little about the why’s and a little about what to look for to head off potential problems early. We’ll cover the questions that we get the most so that you have a wide range of symptoms to file away in case you need them.
Without further ado, let’s ‘step’ into a doggy-poop discourse!
First off, we’re going to go over some common reasons why your dog might have diarrhea. The most common causes of doggy-diarrhea include the following:
Constipation is a whole different animal and these are the most common causes when your doggy can’t poop at all:
If you are noticing blood in your dog’s poop then it could be a sign of a ruptured anal sac or a similar injury. Other causes of blood in the stool include:
Don’t panic right away if your dog has red stools. As we know, our furry friends often chew or outright gobble up things that they find, and if your dog has eaten something with red dye in it then this could be what you are seeing. That said, if your dog seems to have bloody stools a vet check is always a good idea.
There are a few tricks for doggy constipation which you can use if your dog is not pooping at all. If that is the case, you can try one of the following:
If you have an older dog, then a vet visit is really the best idea. Your veterinarian can prescribe medication for your dog to help them to be more regular on their bathroom breaks.
When decoding doggy poop there are a number of things to keep an eye out for. To keep things simple and practical, we’re going to start off with a ‘doggy poop rainbow’ of colors so that you know what they indicate and we’ll follow that up with what your dog’s poop SHOULD look like. This is the most practical way to give a quick primer on what to look for. Here are the colors you might see and what they mean:
Now that we’ve gone over the ‘quick and dirty’ list of poop decoding, here is the profile of healthy dog stool:
As we’ve indicated in this article, there are a number of different symptoms that can go with various pooping issues that your dog might have. The best defense is a good offense, so why not flood your dog’s body with good nutrition and an herbal defense strategy in the form of Hangry Woof Multivitamin Chews? Check out this list of ingredients that these delicious, peanut-butter chews bring to the table:
That’s all the space that we have for today but we hope that you’ve found an informative tidbit or two that you can use in the article. Watching your dog’s poop is important, if a little icky, because often this is where you are going to notice the first signs of trouble. Remember that you can always use a doggie-poop bag to bring in a sample for analysis to your vet if your dog is having abnormal poops and you aren’t sure what it is. When in doubt, don’t hesitate, because your vet is there to help you!
Until next time, we wish you and yours the best!
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