Question by  slatedog (20)

Is it okay that my dog has black poop?

His diet has not changed.


Answer by  Binome (1975)

Tarry black stool can be a sign of blood in the digestive system, especially if his diet has been changed. You should probably take him to the vet if he's showing any other signs of ill health.


Answer by  cookie (94)

His diet may not have changed but if it is something that he has been eating for a while the way his body processes it may have. Dogs poop should be a rich brown - this a healthy poo. Too light would be like extra cream coffee and black is too dark.


Answer by  mammakat (11147)

No, it is not. Your dog may have upper intestinal bleeding which shows black in his feces. If his stool is very hard, he may have obstipation, which is an extreme presentation of constipation requiring IV hydration and intervention to clear his intestines, as well as nutritional guidance.


Answer by  shitalaluriamazoncom (81)

Black poop indicate bleeding in the gut. It can be sign of blodd forom internal energy. There are a couple of disease which can casuse this, please consult your vet.


Answer by  raun08 (1839)

If it is a sudden change, then no it's not a good sign. Black, tarry stools are caused by blood passing through the digestive tract.


Answer by  PrncsPrple (237)

Absolutely positively not, take to the vet immediately. This means he has blood in his stool. It looks black because of the part of the digestive tract that's bleeding.

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