What Does White Dog Poop Mean?
What causes white dog poop?
If you notice your dog’s poop is white, it can certainly raise questions. White dog poop results from a few different things.
Diet is the most common reason for dog’s having white poop, specifically diets high in calcium which can also cause constipation. This is common in pups that consume raw food diets, which often contain whole animal parts, including calcium-rich bones. Signs of constipation include struggling to have a bowel movement or going less frequent.
Your pooch getting into thing they shouldn’t, could also cause white stools. If eaten in a large enough quantity, items like paper can lighten the color of your dog’s poop, making it appear white.
What should I do if my dog’s poop is white?
If your dog is having white stools, the first thing you should do is limit their calcium. This may mean switching to a different formula or limiting the amount of bone you add to homemade food. Pumpkin can also be added to their diet (1 tsp per 10 lbs of weight) to alleviate symptoms of constipation.
What if my dog has grey poop?
While white dog poop is typically nothing to be concerned about, grey stools are a different story. Grey poop can be a sign of liver, gallbladder, or pancreas problems. This can range from grey, clay-colored or nearly white. If your dog is having grey bowel movements, visit your vet.
What does healthy dog poop look like?
A healthy bowel movement for a dog should be brown, firm, and easy to pick up. Size will depend on the size of your dog and amount they eat. Runny stools could be a sign of a mild upset stomach, or they ate something that didn’t sit well.