How To Tell If Your French Bulldog’s Poop Is Healthy?

french bulldog's poop

As a responsible dog owner, you certainly want only the best for your pet. You invest in your Frenchie’s diet and take care of his health. And how many times have you ever wondered whether your French bulldog’s poop is healthy and just as it should be? Besides paying attention to your dog’s body language and coat appearance, checking his poop is very important. It will reveal a lot about your French bulldog’s digestive system and whether everything functions well.

French bulldog's poop

How to know if my French bulldog’s poop is healthy?

Since our pooches can’t talk and tell if something bothers them, we often spend a great deal of time observing their health. Besides monitoring their appetite, we also pay attention to other signs such as stool, coat, and general behavior.

A healthy French bulldog’s poop should be chocolate-brown. The pigment Bilirubin affects the color of poop and it’s released in the gallbladder. The color of your French bulldog’s poop may vary due to his water intake, changes in the diet, and overall health.

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Here is what do you need to know about the different coloring of your French bulldog’s poop?

White stool: The white color of your Frenchie’s poop often points out to high calcium levels in his diet. In other words, if your batpig chews bones or takes calcium supplements, those could be the reasons for such poop. Even though too much calcium isn’t a reason to panic, long-term high calcium levels can lead to constipation.

Orange stool: The body of your dog will occasionally form bile salts that are not soluble in water. These salts make their way into the stool and give it an orange color. Although harmless, if this is not isolated to just one occasion and occurs frequently then you should take your furry friend to a vet visit to rule out more serious conditions such as liver disease or biliary tract cancer.

Black stool: Unless your dog has been eating a lot of blueberries, or has been taking iron supplements, the black stool is a symptom of bleeding in the upper GI tract. This most likely means bleeding from the stomach or esophagus but can also be due to bleeding from some of the major blood vessels in the intestines. Bleeding from this area can be a sign of cancer, ulcer disease, or even peptic ulcer disease.

The presence of blood:   Blood in the stool is not normal and should be investigated. Blood can come from the rectum (usually due to hemorrhoids), but it can also indicate digestive tract disease, such as inflammatory bowel disease or a tumor. 

This is a very common problem that we see in veterinary medicine. The most common cause of diarrhea in French bulldogs is dietary indiscretion, which means they have eaten something that has upset their stomach. Common culprits are plants, garbage, or spoiled food. If your dog has diarrhea for less than 24 hours and is otherwise acting normal, you can usually treat at home by withholding food for 12 hours and then feeding bland low-fat foods like boiled chicken and rice for 24-48 hours until the problem resolves. 

If your dog has had diarrhea for more than 24 hours or if he/she appears sick (vomiting, lethargic), then you should visit your vet asap.

Green stool: Green stool may be normal if your French bulldog’s diet has included green vegetables recently. However, if it is associated with other symptoms such as abdominal pain then you should take him to the vet immediately.

What to do if your French bulldog is constipated?

Constipation is a condition most commonly seen in older dogs. The most common causes of constipation in dogs include dehydration, lack of exercise, and a diet that is lacking in fiber.

The treatment for constipation involves more than just feeding your dog a large amount of food or changing to a different diet. You must also provide adequate hydration and exercise in order to make his digestive system work properly.

If you feel that your dog’s constipation is due to dehydration, make sure that you are giving him enough water each day (1 cup per 10 lbs. of body weight). If the problem persists, you may want to try adding 1 tablespoon of canned pumpkin or any other type of fiber supplement into his food once a day for one week. If this does not work, contact your veterinarian for further advice on how to treat the problem.

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