Sometimes Baloo has this, his poop is literally pea green. So gross. :vomit:
Most times its solid, but sometimes it looks like pea soup. I used to really like pea soup.
Any ideas what could cause that? He doesn't eat anything even close to that color.
Has he been eating grass? The labs and Sophie have all been gobbling new grass this spring, and (for the first time ever, no idea why this year is different) their stool is now bright green.
Do you notice mucous along with the green color stool?
Nope. And I haven't noticed him eating grass particularily...but maybe..? Hmm...Originally Posted by jlab
If it isn't some green colored food that's doing it, it points to bile. Bile is green when secreted from the small intestine and turns brown after slowly making its way through the large intestine and out. If the digestive system needs to get rid of something quickly, the bile doesn't have a chance to turn brown. The reason I asked about the mucous is that when trying to expel something quickly, the digestive system typically surrounds the waste with mucous to lesson the irritation and aid in fast exit.
Is this a consistent event? Loose green stools often indicate a virus or infection.
Having said that, it sounds pretty much like giardia to me. Giardia will cause food to move too quickly through the body and create the green stool via the mechanism Jlab indicated.
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I wouldn't say it's super common, and it's usually (9 times out of 10) HARD. Like, really hard, crumbles-rather-than-squishes-hard.
Could feeding too much bone cause that bile-thingy to happen too? I notice it usually happens after turkey wing night, and the wings I've gotten lately have been huge, so it throws off the ratio.