It’s not unusual for dogs to have stinky or runny poos. In fact, dog diarrhoea is one of the most common problems vets see every year.
There are many causes for dog or puppy diarrhoea, but here are a few of the most common; sudden change in diet, dietary indiscretion (eating something they shouldn’t), parasites, infections, inflammatory disorders and even quite simply stress, anxiety and over excitement.
Head Vet, Sean McCormack, of dog food company tails.com explains: ‘The colour of your dog’s poo can also depend solely on your dog’s diet - reddish, greenish, or dark brown poop can all be normal.’
‘If it’s looking black - it could be a sign of internal bleeding, whilst pale yellow or grey poo can be a sign of fat digestion issues in the pancreas or problems in the liver. Seek veterinary help immediately if you notice this in your dog's stool.’
‘You know your dog better than anyone, if you feel like there’s something wrong - or common problems such as constipation or diarrhoea don’t seem to go away after a few days - don’t hesitate to take your dog to the vet, and take a stool sample with you.’