Dog poo colour chart: What the colour and shape are telling you
It might not be one of the best perks that come with dog ownership however inspecting your dog’s bowel movements is undoubtedly one of the easiest and clearest ways to determine how your dog is doing in the tummy department. If you’ve ever been to the vet for bad tummy issues, you would know that observing a dog’s poo is a standard vet question during your visit, it is also something you can regularly monitor to keep tabs on your dog’s health.
We give you the low down on some poo-tty (see what we did there) useful tips to evaluate this by yourself. For any serious concerns, of course take your dog to the vet.
If it is:
|Brown: Brown poop is healthy poop. Depending on the diet given, a regular, healthy poo can vary from light to dark brown.|
|Yellow/Grey: Bile in the stool due to liver, gallbladder or pancreas issues with your dog.|
|Black: This indicates bleeding from anywhere, such as the mouth, stomach, or small intestines, in the upper gastrointestinal tract.|
|Red Streaks: It indicates bleeding from anywhere in the lower digestive tract.|
|White Spots: Could be proof that your dog has intestinal worms.|
|White/chalky: Could mean that your dog’s diet is too high in calcium, this can lead to constipation.|