Almost everyone picks up their dog's poop or at least stands next to it when the dog gets rid of the feces. Why then
take a look at it and thereby learn so much about the well-being of the dog?
Taking a look at the dog's feces prevents disease
How should this be done you ask yourself The dog feces gives you first clues ◽
Does my dog receive the ideal food for him?
◽ Is there evidence of/ Does my dog have worms /parasites& Co.?
◽ Does my dog have an infection?
◽ Is there evidence of / Does my dog have giardia?
◽ If my dog has an inflammation?
◽ Is my dog drinking enough?
◽ Is my dog getting too little fruit and vegetables??
◽ Does my dog eat too many bones?
◽ If my dog has an intestinal inflammation / intestinal irritation?
◽ Does my dog have problems with the pancreas?
By the way, with a urine test (3,50€ per test incl. evaluation/ 7€ set of 2) you can evaluate at home whether certain diseases are on the way and intervene at an early stage. 3,50€ that has you jedich everyone for its darling left.
Healthy dog feces is dark brown, pliable. Sausage-shaped and not shiny
What does healthy dog feces look like?
Healthy dog feces (also called "feces") is dark brown, has a sausage shape and is supple. It is neither greasy shiny, nor slimy. BUT: This can fluctuate. Because if your dog has eaten a lot of grass, the feces will have a greenish tint. Or if he ate some of the chews with a lot of additives, the feces will be brighter. So also always think about what the dog has eaten.
How often dropping feces is normal?
This varies first by breed and size. But education is also decisive. Did you know that you can teach your dog how often to defecate and when?? For example.B. Guide dogs trained to urinate or defecate on command. Why? This is how the blind person knows unequivocally that their dog has defecated while being walked. A fecal output of 1-2x a day is said to be normal on average. BUT: It also depends on what the dog is fed. Because it is clearly proven that dogs that are fed a lot of fiber, fruit or vegetables also defecate more often or more. And: If it is very hot in summer and the dog eats less, one day without defecation can be normal. But please always observe. Constipation is not to be trifled with.
What does dog feces say about dog health?
Now we come to the most interesting topic.
Which feces color has which meaning?
And: At which signs should I immediately go to the vet?
What does which feces consistency mean?
The dog excrement of my dog is too soft
Too soft dog excrement is often due to a too high amount of indigestible protein. Z.B. On the basis of too much slaughter waste in the feed. Often recognizable by the label "animal by-products". This can also be due to a lack of vegetable fibers in the diet. Another trigger of too soft feces can be the gelling agent, which is added to some dog foods. Another possibility would be stress. Small, hard pieces of feces
In addition to an incorrect food composition, excessively hard droppings, often in small pieces, are a sign that the dog is not drinking enough. But it can also be due to too little exercise.
Watery droppings and diarrhea
This can have a few causes. A watery feces should always be cleared by a veterinarian. It can be an indication of – Intestinal irritation – Intestinal inflammation – Bacteria/ viruses – Food intolerance – Parasites – Severe stress
What means yellow mucus in the feces?
Yellow mucus and very soft droppings indicate that the food is not ideal. Possibly the meat content is too low.
My dog has blood in the feces
This is always an alarm sign. Bright blood indicates an inflammation in the rectum. But can also have a cause in the anal glands. Dark blood may indicate bleeding in the stomach, small or large intestine. Blood with mucus can indicate intestinal inflammation, intestinal bleeding. Very often blood with mucus but also a sign of parasites. Blood with diarrhea was in most cases known to us a sign of parasites and in particular giardia. Blood in dog feces can also be a sign of poisoning, a tumor or gastrointestinal diseases. What to do if there is blood in the feces? It is best to pack the feces. Immediately to the vet.
What does white dog feces mean?
My dog has chalky white / white feces
This indicates too much calcium. Z.B. if he has eaten too many bones
What does orange-yellow dog feces mean?
Orange-yellow dog excrement points to the gall bladder or the liver. It can also be a sign that the current food is not well tolerated.
What means very light feces? If the feces are very light in color, there may be a disturbance in the digestion of fats
My dog has greasy, mushy feces
Greasy feces that are also mushy can be an indication of the pancreas. Other indications of pancreatic problems include shaggy coat, bloating and persistent weight loss.
What do white spots in the dog feces mean?
White spots that look like rice grains (but can be smaller than them) strongly indicate worms. If you can already see worms in the feces, the dog is already heavily wormed. Worms can also look like spaghetti. They can also be found in the vomit. My dog has gray-green feces Gray-green feces may indicate an infection or bacteria.
What means reddish or yellow-green dog feces?
This can be an indication of problems with the gallbladder. A yellow-green discoloration can also occur if the dog has eaten too much grass. A reddish discoloration can also be food-related. Especially if offal was fed. The valuable intestinal bacteria need substances like pectin inulin. Others to be able to do their job. This is why a dog should always have enough of these substances in its food. Z.b. in the form of carrots or (grated) and various herbs – certain herbs also help prevent worm infestation. You create an intestinal climate that is not suitable for worms . If there is a worm infestation or you want to prevent it, you should feed certain things and leave out others. This is how you make it "uncomfortable" for the worms – There are substances that are loved by worms. Once they pass through the intestine, the worms that are in the intestine feel particularly well
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Important to detect diseases early
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Pick up dog excrement without touching
Another tip for you: normal dog excrement bags annoy us for 2 reasons:
– It is not pleasant to reach into the warm feces – With diarrhea one has problems to grab it – The plastic bags are bad for the environment
And now our insider tip, since still quite unknown. Our Tip:
– Fits in every trouser pocket – Has a slide system with which one pushes the excrement automatically into the bag – Works also with diarrhea – No contact with the hand with the excrement – Works also with uneven underground – Feather-light: 5 grams – And the best: It does not damage the environment, since from recycled cardboard, which decays also still by itself
________________________ We would like to say explicitly that we share here our own experience in the area of recognizing important clues by dog excrement. This can be a first clue. However, it is ALWAYS advisable to see your vet and follow his advice.