Assessment of your dog’s poop is of utmost importance.
It is a rather unpleasant thing to do but an important one
Stomach ache, cramps, stool issues which can be related to digestion cannot be communicated by our canine friends to us. So it becomes our responsibility to monitor them closely for any signs. One of the best ways of doing it is monitoring the poop.
Different Dog Poops
To just give an overview
- A healthy canine stool is moist and firm, and has a mild odor.
- Dogs that are fed kibble typically have large quantities of poop for multiple reasons but mainly so because most kibble manufacturers add unnaturally high amounts of fiber. The poop smell of a kibble eating dog is way stronger.
- Raw fed dogs, on the other hand, tend to produce significantly less poop that is also smaller in size, firmer, and significantly less stinky.
- Ever wondered why is it that there is a white chalky poop that your dog excretes and what is related to? This is mainly due to dogs eating raw food that are too high in calcium. This may also lead to constipation.
One should always be noticing the smell and look of your dog’s poop regardless of your dog’s diet. So that you will be able to note any changes in frequency, consistency, size, colour, or smell.
One thing that troubles most pet parents and our beloved pets is diarrhoea, and diarrhoea can have different characteristics depending on its cause.
Please Visit Your Vet
If any diarrhoea problem does not clears up by itself within a day or so please make an appointment with your veterinarian.
- Recurrent bouts of diarrhoea,
- Sluggish behaviour after diarrhoea,
- Change in behaviour,
- Running a bit of fever,
It’s important to bring a sample of your dog’s stool to your appointment. This will help your vet identify potential underlying causes for the diarrhoea.