How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Lisa Your Own Question
Lisa, Certified Vet Tech
Category: Dog
Satisfied Customers: 16554
Experience:  AAS Vet Tech. Bully breed rehab & Behavior modification
Type Your Dog Question Here...
Lisa is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

My dog has excessive flatulence and soft yellow stool past

Customer Question

My dog has excessive flatulence and soft yellow stool for the past few days. Is this a symptom of serious illness?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Lisa replied 2 years ago.

Hi there. My name is ***** ***** I'm happy to help you with your question today. Just like an in person consult, I have a few questions of my own to help ensure I give you the best advice possible....

Has he had any new foods or treats?

Has he been in places where other dogs are frequently?

How is he acting otherwise?

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Recently we started giving him Dentistix. He hasn't been around other dogs. He mostly just lies about where usually he follows me around the house.
Expert:  Lisa replied 2 years ago.

And this started after the Dentistix?

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
But he hasn't had any in a few days.
Expert:  Lisa replied 2 years ago.

Thanks for the additional information. I really appreciate it.

Whenever a dog develops changes in their stool, the first thing we think of is if the dog has had a change in their normal diet. Since your dog did start having some Dentastix, I strongly suspect that's the cause of the soft yellow stool and excessive gas.

I know that it's been a couple days since he had one of the treats, but as a general rule, it can take anywhere from 1-4 days for something that a dog eats to make it's way out of the body.

At this point, since he's otherwise acting normal, I think I'd attribute it to the new treats, which means it should clear up with no problems since you haven't given him another one recently.

I hope this helps.

Expert:  Lisa replied 2 years ago.
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?