Do you find your dog yellow or brownish poop at least twice a week? Are the stains becoming more frequent? It could mean one thing, your dog has diarrhea! It might also mean your dog is suffering from severe diarrhea. But what exactly are diarrhea and what do you do about it?
One point to consider also, is that sometimes the dog may have a brownish poop or even a yellowish poop after eating and drinking a cooked chicken and rice mix, it’s well known that sometimes the small changes in dog poop color are linked to dietary issues, however any drastic change in pooch poop color is regarded as an indication of a serious health problem… let’s just say diarrhea. Diarrhea can make your dog appears very listless and lifeless. Also, if the diarrhea continues for more than a day or two then it’s best to take your dog to the vet. If the diarrhea is caused by food poisoning or another kind of food matter, there is a possibility that giving your dog antacids and/or antibiotics may help relieve your dog’s diarrhea. However, if the diarrhea is not caused by food poisoning, then it’s time to start thinking about more serious causes for the poop stains.
Besides food poisoning, another cause of dog diarrhea is a blockage in your dog’s digestive system. When your dog’s digestive system is blocked, sometimes all that your dog needs to feel better is a bathroom break! This means that sometimes diarrhea, if not treated in time, can lead to dehydration and even cause the dog to lose its appetite. In the case of a dog that has a blocked digestive system, the only way to get rid of the stool is to either sedate the dog or give it some type of oral medication in order for the diarrhea to stop.
Sometimes, dog diarrhea that has no underlying cause, can be treated by giving your dog an antibiotic. But you should only do this if you are certain that there is indeed an actual problem with your dog’s digestive system. If your dog has only eaten too much because he was drinking too much, then your dog yellow poop could be caused by ingested parasites or worms that are living in your dog’s intestines.
When you’re trying to treat dog diarrhea with an antibiotic, you should know that sometimes dogs respond to antibiotics in different ways. So before you give your dog an antibiotic, you should gather some basic dog yellow poop pictures and compare them with dog yellow poop pictures of dogs who did not receive antibiotics. You can do this online, but if you are not the net savvy types then you should invest in a couple of books on pet health and on digestive health that can help you understand exactly how your dog’s digestive system works.
If you have tried several treatments without success, it might be time for you to take a trip to the vet to look at your dog’s digestive system. If you do this, make sure that you ask the vet about dog yellow poop pictures because some types of parasitic infections can look very similar to normal dog diarrhea. Also, you need to know that parasites can cause other diseases in your dog, so don’t think that they are just affecting your dog’s digestive system.
Another reason why you should ask around is because most vets would be happy to share their knowledge with any dog owner out there. So, ask around to your friends and neighbors as well. After asking around, you should also ask them about the dog breed that you have as well. If a certain breed of dog has yellow poop which is unlike the dog’s normal poop then that might be cause for alarm. The vet will then have to run some tests to determine what exactly is wrong with your dog.
Once you have a diagnosis from the vet, you will know what treatment options are available. For normal and good dogs, treatment options would be to feed them commercial dog foods and do not worry too much about their poop because the color will soon return. For dogs with parasite infection, treatment would involve medications or natural remedies. If you have a very sick dog, treatment options might include surgery. Yellow dog poop should never be ignored especially if you think that your dog’s health is not at a good condition. So, talk to the vet about yellow dog poop and let them help you determine the right treatment option for your dog.