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Signs Indicating Gut Issues In A Dog’s Bowel Movements

A dog’s poop can tell a lot about what’s happening inside the dog’s intestines. Even if it’s gross to do so, you should take a moment to examine your pet’s poop to assess your pet’s gut health every day when picking up after your pet.

The normal color of a dog’s feces is usually mid-brown, however, what your dog is eating can influence the color of his feces. In terms of consistency, healthy poop is firm but not too firm. A dog’s bowel movements should be regular but not more than a few times daily.

The color of your pet’s poop can reveal a lot about what’s going on in his intestines.

Green feces

Dogs that have ingested more grass than usual may have green feces. It’s believed that eating grass can help with their upset stomach. Grass irritates the upper digestive tract that eventually triggers the vomit reflex. Grass is also a good source of fiber which can help improve digestion.

Yellow feces

There may be irritation somewhere in the dog’s digestive system. It may be a food allergy or a blockage in the intestine.

Red or black feces

This is a medical emergency as the color can indicate the presence of blood in the stool. If you notice your dog voiding red or black feces, make an appointment with your animal hospital Lewisville, TX immediately. 

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