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My dog is a chiuhawa and weighs 5 pounds. there is no

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my dog is a chiuhawa and weighs 5 pounds. there is no difference in his eating habits but he had 6 black,tarry stools yesterday and then had 2 this morning. he had surgery about a month ago for undescended testicles and neutering. Could this be related?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 1 year ago.

Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you with your wee one today.

Any chance he has been eating/chewing on something darkly pigmented? Eating dirt? Was treated with Pepto Bismol or activated charcoal?

Are his gums pink or pale/white? Moist or sticky?

If you press on his belly, does he have any discomfort, tenderness, or tensing?

Could he have eaten something he should not have (ie bones, toys, rocks, plants,chemicals, etc)?