What does diarrhea look like in dogs?

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Large volumes, pudding-like or watery consistency, or signs of mucus (looks like jelly), or blood streaks, are not normal.

Color can also indicate a lot about what is going on inside your dog's gut.

Color, shape, and consistency will all help you and your vet figure out what is wrong when your dog gets diarrhea.


Alopecia is extremely noticeable, and is characterized as a varied or a symmetrical hair loss.

It may also be seen as bald circles, accompanied by crusting and inflammation around the area.

Some dogs suffering from Alopecia have scaling of the skin.


The most common clinical signs of anaphylaxis include itching, red skin swellings called wheals or hives, a swollen face or muzzle, excessive salivation or drooling, vomiting, and diarrhea.

In systemic anaphylaxis, the dog will have difficulty breathing and may be cyanotic (have a bluish color to the tongue and gums).


Ascites in Dogs.

Ascites, also known as abdominal effusion, is the medical term referring to the buildup of fluid in the abdomen of a dog.

This may cause symptoms such as vomiting, abdominal discomfort, and loss of appetite.

A wide variety of causes may be responsible for Ascites, thus treatments vary accordingly.


Fortunately, the signs of a canine asthma attack differ greatly from normal breathing and panting.

Coughing, wheezing or seeming to be out-of-breath.

Loss of energy or appetite.

With severe attacks, the gums may be pale or even blue; that's a sign your dog needs to get to the vet ASAP.


Outwardly, bloat could look like a swollen stomach, with lots of drooling, panting, and walking around, Quammen says.

Some dogs will also make sounds to let you know they are in pain, she adds.

In addition to those visual cues, be aware if your dog is trying to vomit but nothing's happening.


The warning signs of cancer in dogs are very similar to that in people.

A lump or a bump, a wound that doesn't heal, any kind of swelling, enlarged lymph nodes, a lameness or swelling in the bone, abnormal bleeding.

Those are all classic signs.

But sometimes there are little or no signs, at least early on.


A dog has a clear lens in its eyes to help him focus, similar to a camera.

Much like humans, cataracts in dogs is serious and can potentially be painful.

A cataract usually isn't painful, but it does often impair vision and can eventually cause complete vision loss.

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