That White Dog Poop From the 70’s

Dog Poop

White poop in this day and age can be caused by a raw diet with too much calcium and/or bone in the diet.  Dogs that are fed a well-balanced raw diet typically produce dog waste that is quick to turn lighter in color and decompose.

Orange poop is often a sign that the food passed too quickly through the intestinal tract.  When we brought our first greyhound home back in 2008, her poop was reminiscent of pumpkin custard.  If you own a greyhound, you know that they typically have loose stool caused by food intolerance, which is quite common in this beautiful, elegant creature with highly sensitive guts.  Fortunately, we found a holistic, high-quality pet food in 2009 that proved to be the answer for us and quite a few of our greyhound-owned friends.

Dog Poop Orange
Dog Poop Yellow

Yellow poop also indicates a food intolerance.  Sometimes, yellow poop includes mucus.  If you change your dog’s food without transitioning from the old dog food to the new dog food, you may be creating this issue.  Always transition for at least 7 days.  Some dogs with extremely sensitive stomachs will need a longer transition period.  It can help to add a dollop of canned pumpkin (not pumpkin filling).  This fiber is helpful for loose stool and constipation.

Black, tarry stool can indicate bleeding in the upper intestinal tract.  

This should be addressed by a visit to your vet as soon as possible! 

Dog Poop Black
Dog Poop Red

Red streaks of blood in stool usually indicate some bleeding in the lower part of the intestinal tract, sometimes at the rectum. This should also be addressed with your vet as soon as possible! 

Gray or greasy-looking stool can be an indication of too much fat in the diet.  Eating foods high in fat can be dangerous as it can cause pancreatitis.

Dog Poop Gray
Dog Poop Green

Green poop can simply be caused by eating lots of grass.  However, if your dog has green poop for a consistent period of doggie bowel movements, it could be something more serious requiring a vet visit.

These are just the most common colors of dog waste that we may see.  If we do notice that a significant amount of a dog’s waste over the course of a week is one of the colors listed above, we will contact the client to make them aware!