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Different Shades of Poo (Diarrhoea)

Appearance of Faeces/Diarrhoea Location of Disorder or Reason
Normal colour. Increased volume. Large, bulky soft stool. Small intestine
Very watery – no obvious blood Small intestine
Very watery stool with fresh blood Small intestine. Typical of Canine Parvovirus infection, Haemorrhagic Gastroenteritis or Dysentry.
Yellow, brown or green soft, bulky stool Small intestine
Pale, greasy, putty-coloured, soft, fatty foul smelling stool Steatorrhoea
Black, tarry stools Melaena
Very pale, white, crumbly stools Lack of bile pigment
Small volume, but frequently passed stools Colon
Formed faeces or watery faeces with mucus Colon
Clear mucus or mucus Colon
Watery faeces with fresh blood and mucus Colon

The above is an extract from the Provet website, please view for further details:

www.provet.co.uk