Is Your Cat's Poop Healthy?
Is Your Cat's POOP HEALTHY?
When you want your cat, or any pet, to be healthy overall, they have to have a healthy digestion track. If their gut isn't working how it should, then the rest of their body won't be able to work its best either! But how do you know how their digestive track is doing?
Check Their Stool
To get a good idea of how your pet's digestive track is functioning, you need to check their stool. When healthy, your pet should be going number two once or twice a day.
However, frequency isn't the only thing to check. You want to check for the right consistency as well! Healthy stool will come out formed and firm. In fact, it should come out in the shape of their colon, since that's where it came from!
Watch for Consistency Issues
If your pet's stool is too soft, it will come out loose and not formed. It may also have a pancakey appearance or even become diarrhea. On the other hand, if your pet's stool is too firm, it can be a sign of constipation. Their stool will likely come out in little pieces, like pebbles, and appear dry.
It's important to check your pet's stool every day because it's the best indicator of how their overall system is functioning. This will help you ensure that your pets are living balanced and healthy lives!
April Arguin A.S., C.P.N., M.P.H.