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Q. Bowel movement 6 times a day. Stool is soft light brown and white. Sometimes drops of water come out during bowel movement. He seems anxious

Answered By
JESSICA L DESROSIERS

A. If your pet is experiencing frequent bowel movements, loose watery stools, or stools that have changed color it is best to contact your local vet. Stools that are watery can indicate many problems ranging from digestive upset, internal parasites or even illness. Color changes in stool can indicate problems such as issues with the pancreas or gallbladder as these two organs contribute enzymes that give stool its brown color. Be sure to bring in a sample (or multiple) of the stool to your vet as this can help them quickly examine it for issues as well as check for common illnesses or parasites.


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