My dog's poop is yellow!

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by yeahLauren, Jul 22, 2008.

  1. yeahLauren

    yeahLauren Out Of The Brooder

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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!
     
  2. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    I know too much salt/ham makes it white, so maybe too much marrow makes it yellow [​IMG]
     
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  3. MsBentleyboy

    MsBentleyboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.
     
  4. Cara

    Cara Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 30, 2007
    NM
    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.
     
  5. yeahLauren

    yeahLauren Out Of The Brooder

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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.
     
  6. Beekissed

    Beekissed True BYC Addict

    Okay...someone needs to find a hobby or something! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  7. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

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

    yeahLauren Out Of The Brooder

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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.
     
  9. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    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.
     
  10. yeahLauren

    yeahLauren Out Of The Brooder

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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.
     

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