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my dogs stool is jet black and soft like tar

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my dogs stool is jet black and soft like tar
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr Scott Nimmo replied 7 years ago.
Thanks for the questionCustomer

In direct answer to your question : Black tarry faeces are a classic sign of bleeding into the intestinal tract. { Melaena }

This is a serious symptom and you should have your dog checked out as soon as practicable. In a young dog such as yours there is a good chance that this is nothing to worry too much about but have her checked anyway. Better safe than sorry.

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