Question by  Mary90 (78)

What could cause black stools in my puppy?

My puppy has really dark black stools.


Answer by  Nancy (578)

This is not a good sign at all as black can mean a large presence of blood. You really need to have this puppy looked at by a vet, preferably with a fresh stool sample so that it can be looked at under a microscope. Your vet should palpitate the puppy's stomach, too.


Answer by  reba95912 (96)

Your puppy can have diaharrhea, which is caused by dehydration. Puppies tend to dehydrate very easily. Increase your puppy's fluids and make sure they are not too warm. If the condition does not improve, take your puppy to the vet promptly. Your puppy may need to get some medication.


Answer by  Trueakitalover (1728)

This is usually caused by not getting enough water into their system. It could depend on the type of food they eat also.


Answer by  tinah06 (22)

Black stools in dogs can be caused by blood in the stool, which is a very serious situation. However, it could also be caused by certain medications, such as pepto bismol. If you know that your puppy has not ingested any such medications you should contact your vet.

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