Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Ontario, Canada
You took a real chance adopting that pup! With no vaccinations and no health checks or worming you could be looking at thousands of dollars in vet bills! Also with that many dogs running around the place, it's possible the pups could be from a mating between close relatives (brother/sister, or even father mating with its own pup) which could lead to genetic issues.
That being said, from the photo she looks to be in fairly good health. It's not uncommon for farm dogs to eat manure or food being fed to the animals, and get their digestion upset as a result. When I worked at a riding stable, one of the dogs loved to eat the horses's sweet feed (grain with molasses) and all the dogs loved to eat the poop from the calves that were being milk fed by their mothers. Yeah, gross but totally normal, as the mother dog cleans up after her pups as long as they are drinking her milk...
I hope the digestive problems clear up quickly. Was the poop normal, or was it diarrhea? Did the vet ask for a stool sample? You really need to get the pup tested for worms, as I am sure the breeders didn't do that, either!
According to what I found when I googled, green poop usually means excessive grass consumption, or problems with the gall bladder. Given it's spring, and the grass is growing young, tender blades my money would be on the first one! So, nothing to worry about unless she continues to have green poops, or is having diarrhea.
Last edited by Sunsilver; 05-14-2019 at 10:11 AM.