– chocolate brown is ideal
– bright red or dark red poop is a sign of bleeding in the GI tract
– may indicate pancreas or liver problems
– tarry black poop may indicate tumor, ulcer, bleeding or an infection
– if there is no change in diet, yellow poop may indicate pancreas, gallbladder or liver problem
- White Dots
– “rice” or “spaghetti” in the poop indicate worms!
– consistent, log-shaped and doesn’t leave a trace when picked up is the perfect consistency
– may indicate dehydration
– common in elder dogs or pets with kidney problems
– liquid or no shape (diarrhea) indicates an intestinal problem
– if it doesn’t resolve in 2 stools, contact a veterinarian
– most dogs poop 1-2 times a day
– each gram of dog poop has 23 million fecal coliform bacteria
– dog poop is too acidic to act as fertilizer
– it takes over a year for pet waste to decompose
– about 10 million tons of dog waste ends up in landfills. Use compostable waste baggies.
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