Tracer, Rumor & Cady
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Brewer, Maine
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Written by monomer Feb 8, 2007...
".....Poop analysis is very important...
Have you taken samples to your vet for analysis? A little something to get you started...
yellow or greenish stool - indicates rapid transit (small bowel)
black, tarry stool - indicates bleeding in the upper digestive tract
bloody stool - red blood or clots indicate bleeding in the colon
pasty, light - colored stool -indicates lack of bile (liver disease)
watery stool - indicates small bowel wall irritation (toxins and severe infections)
foamy stool - suggests a bacterial infection
greasy stool - often with oil on the hair around the anus: indicates malabsorption
excessive mucus - a glistening or jellylike appearance: indicates colonic origin
foodlike, or smelling like sour milk - suggests both rapid transit and malabsorption: for example like overfeeding
putrid smelling - suggests an intestinal infection
several in an hour, each small with straining - suggests colitis (inflammation of the large bowel)
three or four time a day, each large - suggests malabsorption or a small bowel disorder
wieght loss, malnutrition - suggests small bowel disorder
normal appetite, minimal weight loss - suggests large bowel disorder
vomiting - small bowel origin, except for colitis
Mary and the Goldens from Maine "Trace"
- Can. CH Bramley's Light Up The Night, CD, RA - (CGC, CCA, TDI-Therapy Dog and Novice DockDock) "Rumor"
- Jackson's Leap of Faith, RN "Cadence"
- Poeticgold's Of Soldiers and Song
Waiting at the Bridge "Lexi"
- Wise Teacher and Best-est Puppy Raiser "Liberty"
- Bramley's Golden Moments Libby CD, RE - ASCA-CD, Can. CD - (CGC and TDI-Therapy Dog)