What's Normal and Not Normal to See in Dog Poop

Seeing long, thin worm segments or rice-like proglottid sacs points to intestinal worms.


Whole pieces of food may mean an upset stomach, eating too fast, or poor chewing.

Undigested Food  

Fresh blood or black, tarry feces indicates GI bleeds warranting prompt veterinary care. 


Ingested bones that splinter can be visible after passing through or cause constipation.


Swallowed fruit pits, corn kernels, or other seeds may appear after passing through.

Seeds or Pits  

Eaten grass, sticks, rocks, socks, etc. eventually get passed in poop.

 Rocks or Non-Food Items 

Shedding season leads to dogs ingesting and passing fur in stool.


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