Yellow Round Balls in Poop?

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Hi Everyone, so long story short, I found a puppy (an American Pit Bull Terrier) or she found me on Sunday (my birthday), I'm guessing a birthday present from the gods...however, she is presenting with small, yellow balls in her poop.  It started yesterday after I brought her to the vet.  She checked out fine and even tested negative for worms from the stool sample.  Since she was a found puppy, they decided to give her a dewormer "just in case".  Her last 2 bm's have had these yellow balls in them.  I looked it up online with no luck, called the vets office and they said just to watch her, feed her chicken and rice because it could be the puppy food and she may be having some digestive problems.  The vet also suggested that if the problem persists, to bring her in with a stool sample.

So, now I'm playing the waiting game.  I was hoping you guys had some insight.  Let me know what you think!

Thanks, DobyZOE and introducing, Kaylee

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Have you tried a probiotic in her food? I picked some up for Enzo and it has helped a bit.  We have had a cycle of soft stools with him for the last month and he checked out find. We are also in the process of changing his food to Blue Buffalo Limited ingred for puppies. Crossing our fingers for better poo. :0

BTW - Never heard of yellow balls in stool though....good with your new little girl pup Kaylee. She is a beautiful girl! Cheers~

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Wish I could help with the yellow balls, but never had such an issue, could be something she found and ate. But congrats on your new addition what a fat little girl she is too and those eyes just say love me please! She is a great birthday gift and pits are so loving watch for the hyper energy which I am sure you have great deal of knowldge of with Zoe already.

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Thanks for you comments.  I have made some rice and chicken broth and am monitoring her poop output...still no bm's since this morning and she is eating...we shall see.

Enzo's mom: what probiotics are good for puppies and where would I be able to get them?

Thanks, DobyZOE

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I get Ben's probiotic at Petsmart it's in a purple/black package about 2 inches by 1 inch and it's called Florify, just ask someone at the store and they should be able to point you to the aisle.

Not sure what the yellow balls are, if you can scoop one up and take THAT to the vet so they can analyze that, instead of hoping to catch worms. I don't know if they told you but when it comes to worm checks unless there are cells that have been shed in the exact poop they scooped then it can test negative when it should be a positive. It's the luck of the draw most times unless absolutely infested with worms as to whether you get cells on a slide.......that's why with puppies it's good to do two maybe three checks close together to make sure it really is negative.

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Awww... welcome little Kaylee!! No advice here since Skyler's never had poo problems, but good luck and probiotics sound like they might be a good idea since thats how my gma treated her husky's poo issues.

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Howdy - I use florify and I think my vet recommended Purina Fortiflora. I also saw info on Geneflora with good reviews. Good luck with you pup!

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No real advice here, just wanted to say she sure is a cutie! The probiotics are a good idea though. I would definitely take a stool sample to the vet though. My vet will run a stool sample without really having to examine the pup if the poo is the main issue. You can just run a sample by on your way to work or something.

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I know I'm late to the party here, but have you done anything to try to determine if there is someone looking for this missing puppy? 

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I go back to the vet with Kaylee in 2 weeks for her second round of vaccines.  I will bring a stool sample in with me then.  So far, so good, the yellow balls are gone from her poop.  However, I will still bring in a sample for the vet.

Glengate, I searched the night I found Kaylee, literally went door to door in the neighborhood, and no one claimed her.  The neighborhood backs up to a small shopping center where they usually have puppies up for adoption...I figured that is how she got loose or someone just dropped her off because they didn't want her. 

I think I did the right thing by taking her in because I know she is being well taken care of.  So, Glengate, your concerns are welcomed, but Kaylee is part of the family now, so I don't need the guilt that someone may be looking for this puppy, because they certainly didn't want her or know how to take care of her. Thanks.

DobyZOE

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Also, Glengate, I asked the vet if she had a chip and she is without one.  How many other search options are available that are not costly?

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Well, obviously there are telephone calls that could be made to local vets, the local shelters, the police, etc just to let them know you found a puppy of this description just in case someone else calls looking for her.  It wouldn't cost much to put up some flyers.  One could always place a found ad in the paper, etc.  Puppies are fast and they can put a lot of distance between where they were lost and found so the neighbourhood you checked might not be where she was from at all. 

How would you feel if Zoe got away from you and someone just decided she was a "present from the gods" and made very little attempt to find you?

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I had an event like this happen, my husband, a friend and I were riding to a car show and we went around a turn and we noticed that cars were slowed way down and moving away from the center line of the road, turns out that they were skirting a "deer" chihuahua in the middle of the road!!! no one was stopping they were just driving around her!!!! We stopped right there we all jumped out and ushered her into the bushes at the side of the road it was kinda funny watching two grown men bent over shooing a chihuahua like herding ducks, finally they got her and we brought her home. I fell in love with her instantly, I however, did get the phone book and began calling EVERY vet listed in the phone book cause people sometimes travel a distance for a good vet; I left them messages about the little dog. We kept her overnight and I had decided she was  mine because whoever was "caring" for her wasn't caring for her if she ended up in the middle of a busy highway staring death in the face. I got the call midday next day the owner was frantic, I was disappointed. Seems that the woman who owned the dog had left her husband in charge of the little dog while she went to the store, he put the dog out to potty forgot about her and then poof she was gone, seems the guy didn't like the dog so he didn't really look for her, but the woman had had the dog since she was in college and was devastated the dog was 14 years old and almost deaf and blind, explaining why she wasn't scared of the traffic she couldn't really see it or hear it. But having invested the 3 hours calling everyone to say I had found her, found her home. I drove her to my vet, we used the same vet, and the woman met me there and I handed her beloved pet back to her, it was bittersweet, but dogs and puppies do get away and need to be reunited if possible. She is also the reason I adopted the chihuahua I have now....

Just cause the people haven't found you doesn't mean they aren't looking. And the store that you say might have been having an adoption event would know if they were having one that day so they could give you the rescue's name and number so you could check with them to see if they had a puppy go missing. I know it is entirely possible that someone that was interested in the puppy might have taken it for a walk and lost it as puppies are bad to slip their collars and if they didn't go back with the puppy the rescue could even be thinking their puppy was stolen.....just check with the store, the rescue and the vets and let the local shelter know in case someone is looking and then after a few weeks you will be in the clear to keep the dog.

Good luck......Keep us posted.....

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Ok, phone calls to local vets is a good idea.  However, calling the police for a missing dog is a bit extreme...at least it is for me.  I also think flyers are a waste of time and rather time consuming to create for people who are not going to read them.  Granted, these are my opinions and also my experience with trying to get the public involved...they just don't care!

Glengate, I would feel terrible if anything were to happen to Zoe, but luckily for me, I have taken all needed precautions to prevent such an event!!! This puppy came with nothing and now she has a home and is being taken care of.  To me, that's something pretty darn special.

Talisin, thanks for sharing your story.  I'm glad your found pooch made her way back to her home.

Will keep posting,

DobyZOE