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What does it mean when a dog''s stool is white?

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What does it mean when a dog''s stool is white?
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Pet
Expert:  Dr. Angela replied 9 years ago.
Pale feces or white feces can be caused by many things. In a young dog, I'd be worried about parasites, pancreatic insufficiency, or a maldigestion disorder. These would be the most common causes of discolored stool. It means there isn't enough bile pigment in the stool to make it dark. If I were you, I'd drop off a poop sample at your vet's office for analysis to check for parasites. If that comes back negative, I'd get the dog in for a check up. Let me know if you have more questions. Best wishes.
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