Dark Tarry Stool


 Bloody Stool:

  • Viral and / or Bacterial infections
  • Parvovirus (unvaccinated dogs)
  • Hemorrhagic gastroenteritis
  • Cancer.

Common Causes: 

Dark Stool:

Inflammatory disorders
Foreign bodies and trauma
Kidney failure
Exposure to toxins
Addison’s disease
Liver disease
Hormonal imbalances
Clotting disorders
Reaction to certain medications, such as anti-inflammatory medications

Please Note: Dogs on a pure protein diet of meat tend to have a dark stool. We recommend that to rule out any underlying medical conditions, a sample of your pet’s stool be sent to a laboratory for testing.

Natural Remedies: 

Try fasting your dog, whereby you refrain from feeding solids for 12 - 18 hours. For a more guided and informed approach on fasting, you can book nutrition consult with us. Introduce probiotics, such as yoghurt, to their meals. Add pumpkin or yam to their food for their nutritious qualities. Slippery Elm Bark Powder, helps in reducing inflammation and lubricating the digestive tract.

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