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Why Is My Dogs Poop Cold?

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Why Is My Dogs Poop Cold? – There are many reasons why dogs have cold poop. It can be caused by a virus that causes sneezing, coughing, diarrhea, and cold stools, or complications in post-operative care, especially the gastrointestinal tract.

You’ve probably seen your pet poop before — it may look like tiny little snowflakes or a pile of mud if you’re in an urban area where they don’t get enough grass. But even if your pup has been well-groomed and fed properly recently, that doesn’t mean everything is OK inside. Sometimes there are underlying health problems causing your canine friend to defecate more than usual. And sometimes these issues can make their way into their digestive tract and affect how much waste comes out during digestion. These are some common reasons why dogs’ stools turn greenish, yellow, black, or bloody red.

In order for us humans to understand exactly which parts of our bodies need help, we often liken them to people. We use terms such as “diabetic,” “anemic” and “pregnant.” Why couldn’t we give similar names to different body systems in animals so that others would understand better? A person who eats too many spicy foods will develop heartburn; someone else will experience acid reflux. That same human might also take antacids to relieve stomach pain caused by indigestion (called dyspepsia). The idea isn’t perfect, because no two individuals are alike, but it helps explain things from another perspective.

When dogs eat certain types of food, especially those high in carbohydrates, protein or fiber, they digest it quickly and move along through the gastrointestinal system relatively uneventfully. When something goes wrong, though, it can throw off the whole process. In this article, learn about four possible causes of poop color changes in your pet and why its cold.

What Causes Diarrhea & Constipation?

What Causes Diarrhea & Constipation

The first reason behind abnormal bowel movements is diarrhea. If your dog suddenly starts having lots of loose motion, then most likely it’s due to inflammation of the intestinal lining. This happens after eating something harmful or ingesting bacteria or parasites. An animal’s immune system responds to foreign invaders by producing antibodies called immunoglobulin A, or IgA.

Once released into the bloodstream, these proteins go to work sealing up holes created by germs. However, if your dog gets sick with diarrhea at least once every day for three days straight, chances are the culprit is bacterial gastroenteritis. Bacteria multiply rapidly within the intestines, creating toxins that irritate the walls of the small intestine. As soon as the mucous membrane becomes irritated, water leaks down its pores, making the feces runnier and looser.

Diarrhea can also occur following surgery or chemotherapy treatment. Some drugs used for cancer therapy weaken the blood cells responsible for clotting fluid around the gut, allowing clots to form. Clot formation prevents nutrients absorbed by the intestine from reaching other areas of the body.

To prevent this complication, doctors prescribe anti-clotting medication. For diarrhea unrelated to any known condition, try giving your pet milk thistle capsules twice daily until the problem clears up. Other home remedies include peppermint oil mixed with warm water, yogurt containing probiotics, bananas, rice bran, apple cider vinegar, honey, and fresh vegetables. Be sure to consult your veterinarian if none of these options seem to improve matters.

Constipation refers to decreased fecal output, resulting in hard pellets or large lumps of undigested matter. One major cause is poor dietary choices. Animals should avoid processed meats, fatty oils, fried foods, refined sugars, chocolate, alcohol, caffeine, onions, garlic, citrus fruits, and hot spices. Fiber supplements are available over-the-counter for constipated pets. Dietary restrictions aren’t always easy to follow, however, since most meals contain multiple components. You’ll want to check with your vet regarding low-fiber diets, as they can exacerbate already existing conditions.

Other Possible Reasons Your Dog Has Blood Or Nasty Stool Color

There are several other possibilities besides diarrhea or constipation. First, let’s talk about bleeding gums. Just like in humans, excessive gum growth can lead to serious dental complications. Bleeding in the mouth can indicate damage to either the gums themselves or nearby tissues. Gums bleed easily when teeth grind together or become inflamed.

Gum disease is caused primarily by plaque buildup between the teeth. Plaque forms naturally on teeth enamel and eventually turns to tartar. Tartar builds up underneath the surface layer of gums, forming pockets between each tooth root and bone. Over time, bacteria thrive here and produce acids that erode away soft tissue under the gum line. When the roots lose contact with the crowns of teeth below, infection occurs. Dental surgeons treat this problem using local anesthetic techniques and antibiotics.

Another potential source of bleeding gums is periodontal ligament degeneration. This happens gradually over years of wear and tear, leading to loosening of the attachment points between bones supporting the upper and lower sets of teeth. Eventually, the gums pull away completely from teeth. Symptoms of periodontal ligament loss include bad breath, sensitivity to touch, difficulty opening wide, drooling, tenderness and swelling near the lips, and pus drainage from open wounds. Treatment requires professional care using surgical procedures such as scaling, polishing, and cleaning.

Lastly, let’s discuss tumors. Although rare, a variety of cancers can spread throughout the body via lymphatic vessels. Lymph nodes filter excess fluids produced by various organs, including the kidneys. Tumors obstruct normal flow, increasing pressure on surrounding structures. Swollen glands in front of ears or necks, enlargement of spleen or liver, unexplained weight gain, rapid change in appetite, lethargy and weakness are signs of advanced illness. Seek medical attention immediately.

No one wants to think that maybe their beloved pet is suffering from cancer, bladder stones, or kidney failure, but sometimes accidents happen. By understanding the basics of how your pet digests food, you’ll know just as fast as your cat does whether she needs immediate veterinary care or not. Don’t forget to call your emergency services number ahead of time!

If you suspect your pet has eaten something toxic, see your veterinarian immediately. Homeopathic veterinarians recommend hypericum perforatum, cayenne, apis mellifica, calendula officinalis, pulvumin, belladona and nux vomica. Call 911 or 1-800-945-3473 for poison control assistance.

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