What Does Your Pet's Poop Mean?
Last Updated August 1, 2020
One way of our pets communicating with us is through their poop. No, we don't mean them saying "I love you" with their poop, instead what we mean is that they tell you how healthy or unhealthy they are with what they poop out. Both cats and dogs do this and in this article, we will tackle both!
Fecal Chart for Cats
Checking your cat’s litter box is one of the most important things you do when taking care of your cat. Your cat’s feces or urine is one way of checking whether your cat is feeling well or not. In short, your cat’s litter box is your little fella’s way of telling you, “Hooman, I am sick and I need your attention.”
Check out the Fecal Score Chart for Cats below to see what you must see in your cat’s potty. Alarming or not, you should always check for differences in your cat’s fecal cycle.
Changing your cat’s diet or your cat ingesting something unusual may lead to a difference in poop consistency. Checking the score of your cat’s poop must then lead you to see whether or not you should bring your cat to the vet.
Fecal Chart for Dogs
Similar to cats, checking your dog's dumi or poop is one way of checking whether your dog is feeling well or not. Before picking up/cleaning your dog's poop, take a few seconds in inspecting the following:
- Color should be close to chocolate brown. If food coloring is added to their food, it can affect the color of their stool as well. One common colorant in pet food is caramel, so check the label for those!
- Dog stools should be log/sausage-shaped and should maintain their form when picked up/cleaned.
- The size of your dog's poop should be directly proportional to the amount of fibre he eat - the more fibre, the bigger the stool. General rule is that the amount of food that your dogs eat should be somewhat similar to what s/he poops out.
Check out the Fecal Score Chart for Dogs below to see what you must see in your dog's business. Alarming or not, you should always check for differences in your dog’s fecal cycle!
Be sure to pay attention! You’ll see that really, the your pet's stool is the only way your cats and dogs could communicate with you properly about their health - and we always want what is best for our fur-babies!