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MY DOG HAS SOME FECES THAT COME OUT GREY SOMETIMES. SHOULD ...

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MY DOG HAS SOME FECES THAT COME OUT GREY SOMETIMES. SHOULD SHE BE CHECKED?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
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replied 8 years ago.
Yes if this happens, and the dog has not been eating bones or those white dog treats, then its possible that this is due to a lack of bile production indicating a liver, pancreas or gallbladder issue.
Bile is the yellow fluid added into the intestinal tract that colors the stool. It turns brown as it is digested. Its needed to properly digest food.
Hope this helps you!
Customer reply replied 8 years ago.
WHEN SHE GOES ITS NOT ALL GREY , ITS ALSO A NORMAL BROWN TOO IN THE SAME MOVEMENT. i GIVE HER IAMS DOG TREATS BISCUITS. COULD THAT BE IT OR WOULD THERE ONLY BE A PROBLEM IF THE ENTIRE MOVEMENT IS GREY?
NancyH, Dog Expert:Rescue, Train,Breed,Care replied 8 years ago.
The fact that only part of the movement is gray might mean the dog is producing some enzymes and bile but not enough.
I think the Iams biscuits have some coloring to them so that's not likely it. There are some solid white treats (look almost like bone or chalk) that don't digest well and also real bones that the dog grinds down that can leave the stool whitish or gray.
You might start with having the vet check one of the odd stools to see if they think its a problem. A stool checked without the dog visit usually runs under $20 where I live.