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What is the significance of green coloured stools

Cool Surfer
January 24th, 2006, 12:31 PM
:angel: What is the significance of green coloured stools in a 30day old
male labrador baby ?

The watery diarrhoea has stopped. But the stools are now greenish.

Has asked the vet, n he suggested that we should give him cephalexin.

Since then his hydration n eating etc has increased.

Should there be a reason to worry ?

badger
January 24th, 2006, 12:58 PM
I think you should trust that your vet is doing the right thing for your pup. If you have doubts, switch vets.

Lucky Rescue
January 24th, 2006, 01:42 PM
Has he been dewormed?

Cool Surfer
January 24th, 2006, 02:00 PM
He is just 30days today. I think some one told me not to deworm so early.

Thanks guys, u all r of immence help.

divinecalamity
January 24th, 2006, 09:13 PM
I am no vet...but why would your vet put your puppy on an antibiotic for green stools unless they thought there was an infection...is the pup on other meds..this can make stools change color....I know people can have green stool...and it is normal (within reason i guess lol), usually related to food/liquid intake. Maybe it is the diet or something...I would question the antibiotic unless you are aware of an infection...but the vet should know best :pawprint:

Lucky Rescue
January 24th, 2006, 10:52 PM
I think some one told me not to deworm so early.

Is this person a vet? Puppies should have their first deworming at 2 weeks old, then 4 weeks, so your puppy is way behind.

Considering where he came from, I would say he urgently needs to be dewormed.

Cool Surfer
January 24th, 2006, 11:05 PM
Nope. he int a vet, but seems to know a bit about pets.

Ok thanks, will deworm him now. He is 31 days old today. :angel:

Lucky Rescue
January 25th, 2006, 10:00 AM
but seems to know a bit about pets.

Not enough. Please get your medical and health advice and care from a vet, not someone who is giving you wrong and DANGEROUS advice.

A large load of worms can kill tiny puppies.

badger
January 25th, 2006, 11:03 AM
And by the way, over-the-counter medication for worms is useless and possibly dangerous.

There are alot of knowledgeable people on this board but none of us are vets. Similarly, although there are many great sites on the internet, just by virtue of their number, they will contradict each other.

Please get a vet you can trust.