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My dog's poop is yellow!

post #1 of 30
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The last 2 nights, my dog has pooped out solid yellow turds.  On Sunday, I bought her a cow knuckle bone and she has been chewing on it like crazy.  This is the only change in her diet or anything.  Do you think this could be the cause?  Either way, she has a vet appointment on Friday for routine stuff.  Thanks!

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1 husband, 1 Chocolate lab, 1 Merle Great Dane, 1 Catahoula Leopard dog mix, 2 cats, 5 bantams (BB OEG hen, BB OEG rooster, Red Pyle rooster, black Silky hen and Golden Sebright hen), 1 corn snake, 2 ring-necked doves, 2 gerbils, and some freshwater fish.
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post #2 of 30

I know too much salt/ham  makes it white, so maybe too much marrow makes it yellow idunno


Edited by lurky - 7/23/08 at 6:36am
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post #3 of 30

many treats and rawhides (with additional coloring) can change things.  Some foods even have a lot of dye in them which I won't use.  Take her/him off anything new and see if there's a change.

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post #4 of 30

It is from the bone.  White poop is caused by a high percentage of calcium, either from chewing a bone or eating cheap food with a high bone meal content.  It has nothing to do with salt, if a dog ate enough for its poop to turn white it would be quite unwell.

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post #5 of 30
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I figured it was from the bone.  She eats a high quality food, Canidae, and never has any problems.  Thanks for the responses.

1 husband, 1 Chocolate lab, 1 Merle Great Dane, 1 Catahoula Leopard dog mix, 2 cats, 5 bantams (BB OEG hen, BB OEG rooster, Red Pyle rooster, black Silky hen and Golden Sebright hen), 1 corn snake, 2 ring-necked doves, 2 gerbils, and some freshwater fish.
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1 husband, 1 Chocolate lab, 1 Merle Great Dane, 1 Catahoula Leopard dog mix, 2 cats, 5 bantams (BB OEG hen, BB OEG rooster, Red Pyle rooster, black Silky hen and Golden Sebright hen), 1 corn snake, 2 ring-necked doves, 2 gerbils, and some freshwater fish.
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post #6 of 30

Okay...someone needs to find a hobby or something!  cool  tongue  lol

post #7 of 30

What type of food do you feed them? Is the first ingredient corn? Corn will make their poop yellow.

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post #8 of 30
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I feed her Canidae, which has no corn in it at all.

I have hobbies, and a full time job, but I was just concerned about my dog.

1 husband, 1 Chocolate lab, 1 Merle Great Dane, 1 Catahoula Leopard dog mix, 2 cats, 5 bantams (BB OEG hen, BB OEG rooster, Red Pyle rooster, black Silky hen and Golden Sebright hen), 1 corn snake, 2 ring-necked doves, 2 gerbils, and some freshwater fish.
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1 husband, 1 Chocolate lab, 1 Merle Great Dane, 1 Catahoula Leopard dog mix, 2 cats, 5 bantams (BB OEG hen, BB OEG rooster, Red Pyle rooster, black Silky hen and Golden Sebright hen), 1 corn snake, 2 ring-necked doves, 2 gerbils, and some freshwater fish.
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post #9 of 30

It could be a Giardia infection. I would take a fecal sample, if her poop continues to be yellow, and give it to the vet. They will send it out to a lab for a test. That usually runs about $13-$18.

Make sure to get a fresh sample. Dont put it in the fridge because that will kill the giardia. Also, make sure you specify giardia test.

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post #10 of 30
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I read up on the Giardia infection a when I first noticed this problem, but I don't think that's what it is because she doesn't have any contact with wild animals.  I'm pretty positive that was the knuckle bone.

1 husband, 1 Chocolate lab, 1 Merle Great Dane, 1 Catahoula Leopard dog mix, 2 cats, 5 bantams (BB OEG hen, BB OEG rooster, Red Pyle rooster, black Silky hen and Golden Sebright hen), 1 corn snake, 2 ring-necked doves, 2 gerbils, and some freshwater fish.
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1 husband, 1 Chocolate lab, 1 Merle Great Dane, 1 Catahoula Leopard dog mix, 2 cats, 5 bantams (BB OEG hen, BB OEG rooster, Red Pyle rooster, black Silky hen and Golden Sebright hen), 1 corn snake, 2 ring-necked doves, 2 gerbils, and some freshwater fish.
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