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Dr. Gary, Dog Veterinarian
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Experience:  DVM, Emergency Veterinarian; BS (Physiology) Michigan State Univ
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My dog's poo this morning actually looked like a delicate

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my dog's poo this morning actually looked like a delicate (crushable) hollow tube of Styrofoam (about 4 inches long) with a regular looking section of feces at the end...never seen this before...
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Annie and she's 8 yr old min pin
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Annie?
Customer: about a month ago she had a serious bout with bacteria in her digestive track, but everything's been normal for weeks...
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 2 months ago.

Hello, JACustomer. I have been a Veterinary Nurse for over 15 years and would be happy to help you today. I'm reviewing your question right now.

Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 2 months ago.

1) Has Annie consumed anything that she was not supposed to eat, such as stuffing from a toy or styrofoam?
2) Do you have a clear photograph to share of the stool?
3) How has her stool been since then?
4) Everything else normal? Eating? Drinking? Urinating?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
She eats all kinds of large bugs she catches in the yard, and will un-stuff toys (but doesn't eat the material. I haven't been able to check her stool since this morning, but she's acting/feeling great...
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 2 months ago.

Chances are she ate something that caused her stool to look awkward and this is fairly common in dogs, in fact. I wouldn't be too concerned about this despite the odd nature of her stool, especially if she's feeling well. If you check her stool later on today and it looks abnormal, send a picture along and I'll see what I can do to help/determine what may have caused the appearance to change.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
unfortunately, I didn't take a picture...
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
great...thanks.
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 2 months ago.

You're welcome.