Why Do Newborn Puppies Have Yellow Diarrhea?

Why Do Newborn Puppies Have Yellow Diarrhea

Cute little puppies are so sweet, you want to cuddle with them.


Their tiny bodies, soft fur, and adorable faces make them hard to resist.


But while they’re cute and lovable, they can also be messy!


Newborn puppies frequently have diarrhea that results in yellow poop.


If you’ve ever dealt with a puppy who has diarrhea, then you already know this is not a pleasant experience for anyone!


Luckily though, there’s an easy fix that can help your pup get back on track.



Why do newborn puppies have yellow diarrhea?



When your newborn puppy’s stool is yellow, it can be scary. But don’t worry! This is a sign that things are going well and your puppy is being fed enough milk.


Your puppy’s stool will be an indicator of whether or not he’s getting enough milk from his mother.


If the stool is green, this means that the milk contains more fat than usual and that your puppy isn’t getting enough nutrients from it.


The same goes for red stools—they indicate low iron levels in the body.


Yellow stools mean that there are too many carbohydrates in the milk which might lead to diarrhea if you don’t intervene by feeding him different foods as soon as possible.



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What are the simple steps to stop diarrhea?

puppy on dog food


Here are the simple steps to stop diarrhea:


Bland Diet Options

Feed the puppy a bland diet of boiled chicken and rice or cooked hamburger and rice.


For example, if your puppy consumes 1 ounce of food per pound of body weight daily, feed ¾ cup (8 ounces) of boiled chicken and rice mixed twice daily for 7-10 days.


If you feed commercial dry food, mix this with water until it is soupy, and add some cooked brown rice while the food is still moist.


Give this mixture by spoon or syringe twice a day until diarrhea subsides (usually after 3-5 days).


The diluting effect of adding water decreases both dietary fat in kibble products as well as stool volume which helps reduce discomfort associated with loose stools.


Feed homemade diet 

it takes about 15 minutes for most people to prepare their dog’s homemade diet using ingredients from their own kitchen pantry.


Be sure to consult your veterinarian before doing so! Let’s look at the recipe below:


  • 2 tablespoons wheat germ oil
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 4 tablespoons plain yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon brewer’s yeast Powder 
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt 4 eggs Water


What should you do when you see yellow poop?

Here are some tips on what to be done when your puppy’s poop is yellow.


  • Keep the puppy warm. If a puppy has a fever, he may have other symptoms as well, including lethargy and vomiting.
  • Feed the puppy a small amount of food and water. If your dog is having trouble keeping food down because of his problem with diarrhea, it’s important to make sure he gets enough calories every day. Try feeding him one tablespoon (15 mL) of cooked chicken or beef broth two times per day until his digestive system settles down again—then slowly wean him back onto regular food by mixing in some moistened dry kibble with each meal for about two weeks until he’s back on full portions again without any problems.
  • Check with your veterinarian if diarrhea continues or worsens within 48 hours after starting treatment.



One of the main reasons for this is that their immune systems aren’t fully developed yet; as a result, bacteria, viruses, and other pathogens may be able to overcome them more easily.


As such, it’s important to keep things sanitary for your puppies’ health, both before and after they’ve been weaned.


However, once immunity levels have risen sufficiently, most puppies stop pooping yellow.


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