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my toy poodle has dark almost black runny stools with blood

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my toy poodle has dark almost black runny stools with blood in them! she is 5 years old
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  CriticalCareVet replied 6 years ago.
Welcome to JustAnswer! I am a licensed veterinarian and would be glad to help!

I am concerned that the darker and bloody stool you report, otherwise known as the medical term "melena" can be from a stomach or intestinal bleed.

Possible causes may include:

- Stomach ulcer
- Parasites
- Infection all of these can lead to dark and tarry stool.

I would recommend going to your vet - not forgetting to bring in a stool sample.

Seeing a vet as soon as possible would be best in a case such as this. Medications may be needed here to make this better before it gets worse.
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The above is given for information only. Although I am a licensed veterinarian, I cannot legally prescribe medicines or diagnose your pet's condition without performing a physical exam. If you have concerns about your pet I would highly advise contacting your regular veterinarian.
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