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Mystery solved. Why you don’t see white dog poo anymore.

May 09, 2019

Mystery solved. Why you don’t see white dog poo anymore.

Most of us haven’t seen these luminescent lawn ornaments since the 80’s or 90’s. But that also marks the time when two things changed in terms of what dog’s eat. Not only did dog food improve and the use of cheap fillers (like bone meal) subside but one important message started to sink in. Yes, in the early 90’s, we finally learned that feeding cooked bones to dogs was dangerous as the bones could splinter and cause serious internal injuries.

But what does that have to do with white dog poo? Well, cooking bones actually makes the bone indigestible. As a result, even when your mate manages to crunch a bone into small fragments or even a powder, it’s passed out the other end almost completely unchanged. Meaning that once that poo sat on the lawn for a few days in the rain, the white bone powder is all that remained.

Delivering us the white dog poo that’s as much a part of the late 80’s as big hair, fluro leggings and hypercolour T-shirts. Mystery solved!

Tags: Animals Dogs