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How do we check the dog’s poop?

Dog poop to a large extent can better reflect the dog’s physical condition at the moment, the normal dog poop, although smelly, but not too fishy, and has a certain degree of hardness, and a strip. If your dog’s poop is shapeless, it’s probably related to diet and good health. If this happens after improving the food, it could be the dog’s body.


1. Hardness:

If the poop is thin and soft, this is often seen in indigestion, enteritis, and other problems; Dry stool is seen in bowel constipation.

2. Color:

Dark brown feces, upper gastrointestinal bleeding; Stool has blood clots, blood filaments, this kind of circumstance sees alimentary canal lower hemorrhage, see rectum hemorrhage especially more; yellowish-green feces. This condition is seen in jaundice caused by leptospirosis, etc.

3. The bouquet:

The excrement of healthy dogs does not have a very bad smell. In the case of indigestion and gastroenteritis, due to the decomposition and fermentation of intestinal contents, the excrement has a sour or rotten smell, and there is a foul smell when bleeding.


4. Abnormal mixture:

(1) Mucus: There is a very thin layer of mucus on the surface of normal feces. An increased amount of mucus indicates intestinal inflammation or defecation hysteresis. When enteritis or intestinal obstruction occurs, mucus often covers the whole fecal ball, and a thick gelatinous mucinous layer can be formed, which is similar to the peeling of the intestinal mucosa.

(2) Pseudomembrane: The pseudomembrane excreted with feces is composed of fibrin, epithelial cells, and white blood cells, and is often cylindrical. Seen in fibrinous or pseudomembranous enteritis.

(3) Pus juice: when the rectal abscess ruptures, pus juice is mixed in the stool.

(4) Crude fiber and feed particles: when indigestion and teeth accumulate ice, there is a lot of crude fiber and undigested feed particles in the feces.

(5) Blood: Gastrointestinal bleeding, hemorrhagic enteritis, hemorrhagic septicemia, canine coronavirus infection, canine parvovirus infection, coccidia infection, etc., can contain blood in the stool.

(6) Common parasites in feces: Ascaris roundworm, tapeworm body segment, and hookworm of dogs and cats. If the owner finds the worms in the poop, the dog should be treated with an internal deworming procedure. If the first deworming procedure finds parasites or eggs in the poop, the dog should be treated with an internal deworming procedure three days after the first deworming procedure, and every three months after that.