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The Scoop On Poop: Why Their Poop Is Important

The Scoop On Poop: Why Their Poop Is Important

Posted by PetDirect on 3rd Oct 2023

The Connection Between Poop and Their Health

Let's Talk Gut Health
Alright, let's get down to the nitty-gritty—your pet's gut health! It might not be the most glamorous topic, but it's a biggie when it comes to their well-being. Think of it as their internal engine, and their poop is like the dashboard that tells us how things are running.

Peekaboo into Well-being
Now, we know poop isn't exactly a cocktail party topic, but it can tell you a lot about your furry friend's overall health. Changes in colour, texture, or frequency? It's like their body's way of leaving post-it notes for you!

What Goes In, Must Come Out

Food Matters!
Ever heard the saying, "You are what you eat"? Well, our pets are no exception! The better the grub, the better the...uh, output! Opt for high-quality food, and you'll notice a significant upgrade in their poop game. Higher quality diets generally reduce the waste as they are more digestible.

Red Flags in the Bowl
Keep those detective glasses on! Sometimes, a change in poop quality is like a neon sign screaming, "Check the menu!" If something looks off, it might be time for a dietary makeover. Opt for Science Health Nutrition, which is formulated so your pet gets the most from their food, or for sensitive fur-ends, a Sensitive Digestive Care Diet may be better suited! Check with your veterinarian if your pet could benefit from one of these diets.

Identifying Potential Issues

Early Warning System
Consider yourself the Sherlock of your pet's health! Regular poop inspections can tip you off to potential problems. From dietary issues to infections, your pet's poop can be the first clue in a health mystery. Take note of any changes in consistency, colour or frequency.

When to Call in the Pros
While you're a fantastic pet parent, there are times when you'll need to call in the experts. If you spot anything seriously unusual in your pet's toileting habits—like diarrhoea, constipation, blood or other serious changes—it's time to get onto it quickly and visit your vet.