Stools can indicate pets’ health

Pets' excretion can be a telltale sign for your pets' overall health! Owners should pay attention to the condition of your pet's stool - try examining the color of the stool.

Just like the texture of the stool indicates the digestive health of your pet, the color of the stool is also important. Different colors indicate different health conditions. There are four main categories of stool color. Let's take a look at what each color category of stool signifies.

Unsure of your dog or cat's health? Inspect its stool color!

Make sure your pet's stool has the right color!
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Brown-ish

Brown-ish
Brown stools are an indication of a healthy dog or cat. Stools that are brown-colored signify that your pet has strong digestive health and abundant good bacteria. This also means that your pet excretes regularly and daily.

Black-ish

Black-ish
Stools are dark-colored because they were in the large intestine for a long period of time. Black or very dark-colored stools suggest that your pet does not excrete regularly or on a daily basis. This means that your pet may have constipation. If your pet has a dark-colored stool, provide more fiber and water for your pet to facilitate digestion and excretion.

Light-ish (Light gray, yellow, etc.)

Light-ish (Light gray, yellow, etc.)
The light-colored stool is usually presented with diarrhea. It is also essential to check for other accompanying symptoms such as fever, vomiting, unenthusiastic, etc. It is best to take the pet to see a vet if the color of the stool is abnormal.

Red-ish

Red-ish
If your pets' stool has a red-hue color, immediately bring your pet to a vet. Red-colored stools can mean several health issues, such as the ingestion of irregular objects, hemorrhoids, colorectal cancer, cholera, parasitic infection, blooded-stool, etc. It is best to seek a vet to find the cause and receive the appropriate treatment.

*Immediately seek a vet when your pet exhibits any abnormalities or illness.

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