What Your Dogs Poop Might Be Telling You

confused dogDo you ever take the time to stop and really look at your dogs poop? If you haven’t, then you are really missing out on some great clues about the overall health of your dog.

A dog’s feces can tell you many things about the quality of their health. For example, the size of your dogs stool (that is , the diameter of the stool itself) will let you know pretty quickly if they are absorbing nutrients from the food they are eating.

A large stool (the diameter that is) can indicate that your dog is not absorbing nutrients but rather eliminating them. There can be many reasons for this such as an inferior dog food that has mostly fillers like corn and wheat. The food is lacking in absorbable nutrients that your dog really needs to grow and thrive.

It’s important to look at the ingredients in the dog food you are feeding and make sure they are free of corn, wheat, soy, by products and wheat gluten. These are cheap, inferior fillers that don’t really have any nutritional value for your pet.

Ideally, the perfect dog poop should be fairly small in diameter. If you are feeding a cheap food and then switch to a more nutritious dog food, you will be amazed as you watch their stools go from being very large to a much smaller size (remember that is the diameter of the stool, not the stool amount itself:-)

Dog poop can also tell you other things like whether your dog has certain worms (like tapeworms), or whether they are constipated (hard stool) or if they have mucus or blood present which could indicate a problem.

Keeping your dog healthy should be a number one priority so it pays to keep an eye on their “poop”.

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