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    I have been feeding Reilly California Natural Lamb and Rice for about 2 months now. It has lessened his redness but not completely. What I have noticed is that his stool is really hard and when I look out the window you can see him pushing and pushing for dear life to get something out, and the tiniest little turd comes out lol. but seriously, and then he went in the house, and i noticed it was almost white/gray in color, very strange. Has anyone else had this happen from dog food?

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    Found this on the eweb ---

    Grey feces
    Cement-colored stool may mean that a dog is suffering from an obstruction of the bile duct. The obstruction could have one of several causes -- but, in any case, necessitates a visit to the vet.
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    There were some issues..but I think it was NVI...I don't know about this food..maybe add some canned food ..just to get moisture in?? I'll tag @cowsmom...she knows a lot about food!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2BullyMama View Post
    Found this on the eweb ---Grey fecesCement-colored stool may mean that a dog is suffering from an obstruction of the bile duct. The obstruction could have one of several causes -- but, in any case, necessitates a visit to the vet.
    Good info..Christine!

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    Bubba has been on CN lamb and rice since , well soon after, I first got him. His stools have always been great..no problems. I don't know much about stool color but if its white/gray color, I think a trip to the vets wouldn't be a bad idea! Good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2BullyMama View Post
    Found this on the eweb ---

    Grey feces
    Cement-colored stool may mean that a dog is suffering from an obstruction of the bile duct. The obstruction could have one of several causes -- but, in any case, necessitates a visit to the vet.
    Wow I never knew that. @JAKEISGREAT , I remember reading on one food label a while back when I was checking foods out that one of the brands had clay in it. I shook my head on that ingredient and said to myself, there's no way am I giving my dog anything that has clay in it. I wish I could remember what brand it was.

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    hard grey poop can be serious, this is not good. Gray stool can have many meanings:
    - Eating something abnormal
    - Parasites
    - Malabsorption or pancreas enzyme changes

    Especially because the stool is abnormal and she is doing this inside the house I would minimally have a fecal sample evaluated.

    If the stool continues to be abnormal, other tests such as
    a fecal alpha one protease inhibitor, folate and cobalamine can be considered.



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    I have done some research online..because I was curious about this. Def a visit to the vet is in order. This could be a sign of something going on with the liver. Bile is made by the liver..bile mixes with the stool and creates the brown color. If the liver is not producing bile, hence the white color. This not necessarly means horrible news, but agree with @2BullyMama , it could just mean a bile duct is blocke. Let us know how things go! Good luck!

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    No experience here with grey stool but regarding constipation we keep everything moving through by giving the boys apple slices (no core), bananna, and various raw veggies. I can't make a salad without their help!

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    thanks for the great info. he has a dermatologist appointment this week so i will def bring a stool sample. he has been on antibiotics for a skin infection this past month could be that.. he has his liver tested about 2-3 months ago with blood work because of the meds he was on and everything was fine... i'm thinking its the food but i will definitely get it looked at by the vet. thanks for your insights!

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    Quote Originally Posted by reillysmom View Post
    thanks for the great info. he has a dermatologist appointment this week so i will def bring a stool sample. he has been on antibiotics for a skin infection this past month could be that.. he has his liver tested about 2-3 months ago with blood work because of the meds he was on and everything was fine... i'm thinking its the food but i will definitely get it looked at by the vet. thanks for your insights!
    add a couple tablespoons of real pumpkin (not the pie mix) to his food, it will help ease the movement for him
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    Quote Originally Posted by JeannieCO View Post
    Wow I never knew that. @JAKEISGREAT , I remember reading on one food label a while back when I was checking foods out that one of the brands had clay in it. I shook my head on that ingredient and said to myself, there's no way am I giving my dog anything that has clay in it. I wish I could remember what brand it was.
    Natures Variety Instinct has clay in it. I found this out after researching every ingredient to see if anything could be causing Ruckus's constipation.

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