Dog Poop Contents: What Is the Stuff in My Dog’s Poop?

Dog Poop Contents: What Is the Stuff in My Dog’s Poop?

What else, other than color and consistency should you look at when examining your dog’s stool? Mucus Healthy poop should not have any coating on it. Sometimes you’ll find poop that is covered by a slimy substance – mucus. Mucus is produced in the intestine to lubricate and protect the gut lining but normally it isn’t noticeable on feces. Mucosal…

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Dog Poop Color: Why Is My Dog’s Poop Weird Color?

Dog Poop Color: Why Is My Dog’s Poop Weird Color?

Healthy dog poop is typically brown. What makes poop brown is bile, a fluid released from the gallbladder. Bile aids in the digestion and absorption of fats and fat-soluble vitamins. It also helps eliminate certain waste products from the body. There can be some variation in color depending on what your dog ate. You might notice that particularly when you’re…

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Canine Histiocytic Sarcoma: Elly’s Story

Canine Histiocytic Sarcoma: Elly’s Story

In dogs, in spite of its menacing appearance, histiocytoma is a benign skin tumor that results from abnormal growth of histiocytes, white blood cells responsible for attacking bacteria and other foreign matter in the body. These cells can be found mostly on the skin surface but also in other tissues that are in contact with the outer environment, such as the…

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