The Best Indicator of Your Dog’s Health Is in the Last Place You’d Look

By Friday, September 4, 2015

It never fails. I’m walking my dog Chilly and suddenly he comes to a screeching halt, nose to the ground, unwilling to budge. I don’t even have to look to know what it is: another dog’s poop. For some reason, he finds the “deposits” of other canines intensely interesting.

Personally, I find it interesting that some people don’t bother to pick up poop in the first place.

Now, I know this isn’t the most fun chore in the world, but it’s the right thing to do. So the next time you responsibly stoop to scoop, take a moment to learn from it.


Instead of grimacing, cock your head, as dogs often do when inquisitive, and learn from what you see. Believe it or not, poop is a reliable indicator of your dog’s health.

The big question, though, is how do you interpret what you see? Luckily, the folks at Just Right by Purina created this awesome graphic below to help you decode the doo! There’s a great blog post too. I’m passing it on to you to share and post, so we can help other pet lovers get the scoop on their dog’s health, too!

By the way, no matter how much you hate picking up poop, it’s way better than stepping in it. Just ask this little boy!

Click on the info graphic below to enlarge it 🙂

Poop infographic - Just Right by Purina