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My sister sent me this, it maybe ought be a sticky...(no pun intended)


Reading Stools: Poopology 101


Yellow or greenish stool -- indicates rapid transit (small bowel).

Black, Tarry stool -- indicates bleeding in the upper digestive tract.

Bloody stool -- red blood or clots indicate bleeding in the colon.

Pasty, light-colored stool -- indicates lack of bile (liver disease).

Large, gray, rancid-smelling stool -- indicates inadequate digestion or absorption (malabsorption syndrome).


Watery stool -- indicates small bowel wall irritation (toxins and severe infections).

Foamy stool -- suggests a bacterial infection.

Greasy stool -- often with oil on the air around the anus: indicates malabsorption

Excessive mucus -- a glistening or jelly like appearance: indicates colonic origin.

Odor (the more watery the stool, the greater the odor)

Food like or smelling like sour milk -- suggests both rapid transit and malabsorption.

Putrid smelling -- suggests an intestinal infection.


Frequency

Several in an hour, each small, with straining -- suggests colitis

Three or four times a day each large -- suggests malabsorption or small bowel disorder.



Condition of Dog:

Weight loss, malnutrition -- suggests small bowel disorder.

Normal appetite, minimal weight loss -- suggests large bowel disorder.

Vomiting - small bowel origin, except for colitis.



http://sighthoundunderground.com/blog/the-scoop-on-poop/
 

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bookmarking it for future reference!
 

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This is a cool webpage that I just found. It's intended for humans, but there's a lot of cross-over.

What's not to love about a website called: Studying Stools ??
 

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This actually goes for humans as well. If any human has those symptoms they need to get checked out by a doctor.
 

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GULP. wini has had several of these. but she is doing better than before. she had a foamy stool today. and a green stool. and she had a bloody stool in september. its always pretty soft. we have treated her with worm medication, several times. and we are in CONSTANT contact with the vet and her breeder. we have went to the vet soooo many times since we got her, its not even funny. but yeah its been tuff
 

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this is a great post.
bearla has had the runs on and off for weeks now
th vet thinks it may be an allergy
 

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What does rapid transit mean and what do you do to fix it? One of my dogs has had poop problems for 3-4 years and I've tried yogurt, pumpkin, ID (science diet food), enzymes, Solid gold barking at the moon (40% protein food) which seems to help the most, fortiflora, now he's on EN food. It varies from runny and green with some blood to formed. He seems to have little control over it when it's at its worst, and if he has pooped in or near the house you can definitely smell it, very distinctive. Right now we are waiting for culture results. He doesn't seem to be anorexic and some times doesn't even finish all his food, other times he's very hungry. My vet said he might just have chronic colitis but hasn't been very helpful at all. When he asked if I wanted to pay for the culture I told him 'NO, I like cleaning up stinky messy poo ALL THE TIME! Of course I want to pay for it."
 

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My dog doesn't really have any issues except his consistency is like peanut butter - it isn't bad but I would rather have it firmer because I do the poop patrol. I have changed his food numerous times and it never has impacted his output. Right now he is on Blue Buffalo Fish and something....

Any ideas?
 

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My vet said good poop is medium brown in color and the texture of molding clay!

So go get out there feeling your dogs poop!

I know my poor dogs can't pee with out me looking to see what color it is.
 

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It's a good thing we don't have to test it like a soil scientist - make "ribbons" by squeezing it between your thumb and forefinger!
 

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Ewwww thanks a vision I did not need in my head!
 

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I just changed my dog to TOTW and he is now pupping dark opaque green, the consistency looks fine though.
 

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Is there anyone who can suggest a cause of diarrhea(explosive,watery and foul smelling) that would probably be contagious, responds to tx with flagyl, but reoccurs after the flagyl is finished? My own dogs have had this and recently I've had at least two other people with dogs with the same problem and the vets can't determine the cause (or the cure) I really feel it's something contagious as more than one dog in the same household come down with it at the same time. All have been treated for parasites also... any suggestions??? While I know there's many many causes of diarrhea, this seems to follow the same pattern, treated with the same meds, but continues to come back...
 

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Giardia - treat with Panacur for 5 days, retest in 2 weeks, then a month later

Coccidia - treat with Albon retest in two weeks, then a month later
 
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