Most pups stool is yellow and pasty. If it has a watery texture, mucousy, or tinged with blood, I would be worried. Are the pups nursing frequently, and do they seem vigorous when they're nursing? Is the Mom cleaning them up? Has she eaten anything unusual? Are you weighing the pups each day? Of course if you're experienced with breeding, and know this stool is absolutely abnormal, a call to the emergency vet is in order.
***Edited By: Pen2 on 11/23/2008 12:53:42 AM*** Reason: addition
Thanks to evryone for their help. The mother did have a change in the food that was mixed with the puppy food that we were giving her which I felt might be the cause.We have had a cold snap here so we started warming up the house a little more and they seem better. they nurse like little pigs so I know they are getiing the nourishment they need.
Do they have access to a heating pad? Puppies should be kept at 98 degrees F. Heat lamps tend to dehydrate pups. Did you take the dam's temp. Any kind of low grade infection in mom can cause this as well. I always know before calling my vet,to take everyone's temp, because that will be his first question.
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If the puppy is gaining weight and isn't dehydrated I'd be more inclined to say it's either overeating or a little warm. Most of my little piglets have yellowy soft stools if their mother has a lot of milk or very rich milk. I feed high quality foods - that also seems to affect the richness of the milk (more calories).