My 13 week old Black Lab has had numerous problems with stool since we got her. Nothing serious, just a lot of diarrea in the begining. She has been on metronidazole for the last 2 1/2 weeks and while she has had a couple of wet stools, it has gotten alot better. On Sat, we ran out of pills so the vet said to start mixing in small amounts of food. On sunday she pooped twice. The first time she couldnt push it all the way out and it was hanging there. No matter what she did, it wouldnt drop. So I put on gloves and slowly pulled it for her. She didnt squeal or anything but it was long (about 12 inches) and was white at the tail of it. A few hours later she went again and the same thing. At first I thought maybe she ate a baby wipe. We have since moved them from the bathroom. Just now the same thing happened. I cant imagine she ate 3 baby wipes as it probably wouldnt have killed her. I dont think its a tapeworm because of the size of the white. The stool starts out normal and then as it comes out, it gets thin and white mixed in. It does not break. We have also been giving her chicken and rice so part of me wonders if its the rice and its being digested faster because she is no longer taking the metronidazole. Any help would be awesome as I am at a total loss and cant find anything on this.
I took pictures but dont know the policy of posting stuff like that. If it is ok, I will.
I would tell my vet about this. It is not normal that you need to 'help" the stool come out. Please let us know how she is.
You should bag a fresh sample and bring it to your vet. It's not really something that can be diagnosed online.
Sharon, Blaise and Diesel.
I was going to the vet in the morning just wondering if anyone had an explanation .
Poor thing. I don't think we need to see pics since it's better a vet diagnoses, glad you have already planned to take her.
The dog most likely ate SOMETHING. Tissues, baby wipes, dental floss, grocery store bag, something. I had a dog eat tisses, and I really wondered why he pooped a big white turd. When I picked it up, you could see it was a wad of tissue.
Please let us know what they figure it is.
♣ Laura ♣