“…Well why should I look at my dog’s poop?!”
Your dog’s poop can tell you a lot about their current health status depending on their diet, underlying illnesses, and stressors. It can help you tackle any health problems now that could worsen down the road.
Typically the color should be chocolate brown, and some foods like carrots or blueberries can show shades of different color. The consistency should be moist and compact. Anything dry or hard could be a sign of constipation!
Green streaks will show if your dog is eating grass, or an underlying gallbladder issue. Orange or yellow can be indicative of liver issues, and red or black are blood in the poop. Greasy or gray can be a bilary/pancreatic issue, and white spots indicate worms.
If you see any of these more severe symptoms in your dog’s poop, take them to your vet as soon as possible! Talk to them about any changes that you see, and take note when you see blood or mucus in it. Ask if they’d recommend a probiotic to promote the digestive health for them as well!