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What Cat and Dog Poop Can Tell You

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What cat and dog poop can tell you

Picking up dog poop or cleaning your cat’s litter is something every pet parent needs to do with special attention. By observing your little one’s defecation habits and the appearance of the stools, it is possible to discover health problems early on.

Changes in Cat and Dog Poop To Look Out For

Bloody feces is an alert to take them to the vet.

The characteristics of a pet’s stool can be influenced by the breed, age, digestive pathogens, diet, lifestyle, and other environmental factors. Pet parents must know how to recognize when the feces ​​show something is wrong with their little ones, and it can be identified visually based on the feces’ appearance, like consistency, color, odor, and frequency of pooping.

  • In general, changes in stool consistency indicate the presence of diarrhea (increased frequency, fluidity, and/or volume of stools), and constipation (infrequent and difficult evacuation of dry, excessively hard stools).
  • In other cases, changes in stool color and a strong odor may also indicate changes in diet or a more severe case like bloody feces, which is an alert to take them to the vet.

Among the causes of stool changes in dogs and cats, we can find a variety of them: gastrointestinal parasites, viruses such as parvovirus or coronavirus, megacolon, the presence of tumors on the gastrointestinal tract, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), and the use of medications. 

All these conditions must be considered by a veterinarian and a check-up is essential for proper diagnosis and to establish an adequate therapeutic protocol, as those conditions can have very diverse causes. The best way to maintain the proper function and a healthy digestive system is by taking proactive measures, such as feeding them high-quality food specific for the species, and using dewormers.

Devon rex cat watching person cleaning their litter box. What cat or dog poop can tell you.

Natural Support for Your Pet’s Bowel Movements

NHV supplements may help little ones facing conditions and can also be used proactively for healthy pets.

TumFlora promotes your little one’s natural intestinal flora and may help ease symptoms associated with gastrointestinal (GI) issues, such as inflammation of the GI tract. This supplement is also beneficial for fighting infections because of its antibacterial properties and may aid with diarrhea, blood in the stool, and lethargy.

Inulin–PK is a natural dewormer for internal parasites and supports gastrointestinal tract healing.

Maris has gentle laxative properties that may help with chronic constipation and megacolon. It helps create softer stool, which also makes bowel movements easier while encouraging healthy colon movement by stimulating bile flow, and lubricating irritated digestive tissues.

Plantaeris is a natural remedy for diarrhea and gas, that works quickly and gently to support the relief of digestive disorders and the associated symptoms, like discomfort and spasms.

Remember that regular veterinary check-ups are also essential to monitor the general health of the pet and identify possible changes early on. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us if you have any questions. You can start chatting with one of our pet experts now by clicking the button below!

Dr. Barbara Benitez DVM, MS

Dr. Barbara Benitez DVM, MS

Dr. Barbara is a veterinarian from Brazil with a specialty in pet nutrition. She completed her Bachelor’s degree in Veterinary Medicine in 2006 from the University of Uberaba. In 2010, Dr. Barbara received her Master’s of Science in Pet Nutrition from the Federal University of Minas Gerais. She has over 15 years of experience in research and development in the pet food industry. When Barbara isn’t helping pet parents, you can find her spending time with her family, including her senior dog, Caze.

Published: April 20, 2022

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