Thursday, May 9, 2013

Yellow Dog Diarrhea - 4 Common Causes


Yellow dog diarrhea is caused by several things your dog has ingested. Allergic reactions to food and medicines could be the culprit or something else entirely. There are commonly known causes of yellow diarrhea and there are ways to know them.

1. Bad Food Reaction

If you dog is prone to scavenging then it will end up ingesting several things. It could ate a particular food it is allergic to which can cause DYD. Another cause could be effects of changes in your dog's diet. Several types of weeds and grass could also cause yellow diarrhea. To help you verify that cause you must check your dog's stool.

2. Protozoan Infestation

Yellow and wet feces is also an indication that your dog is infested with the protozoan organism known as Giardia Canis. Your dog got this from water that is infected by Giardia Canis larvae and ingested them. The larvae is in cyst form and will dig into the intestinal walls of your dog. The DYD is the result of the Giardia Canis multiplying inside your dog. Have you dog checked by a veterinarian to know the extent of the Giardia Canis infestation.

3. Insufficiency of Exocrine Pancreatic

When your dog has yellow diarrhea with flatulence and severe loss of weight and appetite this could be caused by insufficient enzymes from the pancreas. This is a type of digestion disorder in dogs that must be treated immediately since prolonging the condition could lead to bacterial infection and starvation of your dog to death.

4. Increased Bilirubin

Increased amount of bilirubin could also result to DYD. Normal amounts will result to brown stool while an abnormal increase in levels will result to yellow stools. This could mean your dog has liver problems. Bring your dog to a pet clinic immediately to have it treated since a liver problem is far more serious. Veterinarians could also provide medications for both diarrhea and the liver problem effectively.

The color of your dog's stool will tell you of its current condition the same way with humans. Yellow dog diarrhea is an indication that what every is causing the diarrhea is also causing digestive problems in your dog. It could also tell you that your dog is suffering from more than just diarrhea. So take note of your dog's stool during this condition since the immediate diagnostic of your dogs' true illness could save their lives. Failure to do so could lead to the death of your best friend.

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