What Does The Colour Of Your Dog’s Poo Tell You?

Normal dog poo can be many different shades of brown. But what if it’s not brown?

Is Your Dog's Poo Yellow?

If your dog passes yellow stool he has something going on. The most common causes of yellow stool are:

  • The parasite coccidia
  • Pathogenic bacteria overgrowth
  • Changes in the liver
  • Poop moving through the GI tract too quickly to pick up bile. Bile makes poop brown.

You may see yellow stools with acute or chronic diarrhea.

Is Your Dog's Poo Orange?

This usually means your dog ate something with food coloring in it. Or the poop may contain small amounts of blood. This is an acute issue that will often resolve with fasting, Tummy Buddy and a bland diet.

Is Your Dog's Poo Green?

Gastrointestinal (GI) hypermotility can cause green stool. It can be a gall bladder issue if your dog’s bile is not fully digested … or if it moves too quickly through the GI tract. It may be acute or chronic.  If green poop continues for more than a few days, see your vet. But your dog can also get green poop from eating a lot of grass or goose/duck poop. So watch what he’s snacking on in the park. And if that’s the cause, don’t worry.

Is Your Dog's Poo Blue?

Treat blue poop as an emergency. It could mean your dog has eaten rat poison (which is usually blue) or a toy. Save the stool … then take it and your dog to the vet. This is an acute issue and needs immediate treatment by your veterinarian.

Is Your Dog's Poo White?

“Rice”. White rice-like pieces in the stool usually mean your dog has tapeworms. The stool may be solid or loose.

Is Your Dog's Poo Grey?

Grey, greasy stools may mean your dog has a pancreas or biliary issue.

Is Your Dog's Poo Black

Black or very dark brown stools often mean there’s blood in the stool. It can be a more serious problem. Contact the vet immediately. 

Do You See Pink Or Red Specks In Your Dog's Poop?

Red in the stool means there is blood in the stool.   As mentioned before, contact the vet immediately. 

Do You See Mucus In Your Dog's Poop?

Not technically a colour … but mucus is a detoxification response. Your dog’s digestive system is trying to get rid of something. It’s usually an acute issue and will resolve on its own and with Tummy Buddy.

How do you improve your dog’s poos? 

Buddy & Lola’s Happy Tummy is here to help.

It’s a proven Probiotics Powder for dog's sensitive stomachs and it contains no wheat or artificial ingredients.Its optimum absorption and benefits can help improve all-round health and prevents unpickable poops! 

It’s easy to simply sprinkle over your dog’s food; whether you feed wet or dry food to help get the best goodness and gut bacteria needed for a balanced diet.

Why Is My Dogs Poo A Funny Colour?

Will Happy Tummy Dog Probiotics help improve your dog’s poo?

Buddy and Lola customer found that her dog was much happier after switching her 11 year old dog to Happy Tummy. She shared with us “I used this after desperately searching the internet for a solution to my 11yr old schnauzers first ever dose of haemorragic gastro enteritis .

He was so poorly with vomiting then large bloody, gelatinous motions and frank blood !

He was treated by the vet with strong antibiotics , probiotic paste and a PPI for acid , X-ray and scans , no blockage etc but he was still experiencing bloody stools after 7 days.

After some trial and error I use this mixed with a little goats milk and within 4 days he was so much better.

Formed , almost normal stool , much less bloating and no gurgling or gas and his appetite was back !! He really was a happy dog with a much happier tum 😍 This is now a keeper for us on the maintenance dose”