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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-07-2018, 01:20 PM Thread Starter
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Strange poop

I can’t believe I’m posting a thread about poop! The number of questions dog poop can raise is still surprising to me sometimes!

I posted a week ago right before I took our puppy to the vet. He had diarrhea and was throwing up, but by the time I got to the vet he didn’t have diarrhea anymore. Since it was the weekend and also spring break, there were a couple of days before we heard back and he continued to not have symptoms during this time.

I know this can happen with giardia, which is what he has, and it’s not his first infection. Normally I wouldn’t think much of it, but right before the test came back he was due for his HeartGard and I gave it to him without thinking. Later he had the strangest poop I’ve ever seen. It wasn’t diarrhea, which I read sometimes happens with worming meds. I can’t find any similar description online. It was larger than normal, almost round like a ball, and it was full of uniform small holes. It sort of looked spongey because of all of the holes, so I expected it to be soft, but it wasn’t. The color was normal. If I hadn’t heard about worms before (I’m under the impression that they usually cause diarrhea and different symptoms), I would imagine a dog with worms having poop exactly like that. It looked like many somethings had been burrowing through it. Eck!

Everything has been normal since then, but it’s been bugging me. Something just seems a little off to me, but I don’t have enough experience to know if it’s just because this is unfamiliar territory.

Any insight? Has anyone seen anything like this before? Maybe he just ate something weird that I missed?
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I almost posted a picture Zoey's swollen perineum and started a thread on girl doggie genitals, so I think your poop thread is pretty tame. (It just seemed so huge!)

Kosmo had a lot of problems with his bowels, and I have seen the big ball like poop before. It freaked me out. He is still alive and well, and in fact, lately he has been dancing with Zoey, paws on shoulders, and smiling an awful lot. I think he may be utterly fantastic.

I want you to know I have seen what you have seen, once and then never again. But, please ask your vet.

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I hope you get an answer! Never heard of anything quite like what you describe.

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