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Postby Maryellen » May 18th, 2006, 6:25 pm

now we have black poop. the vet said its normal.. at least its somewhat solid....
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Postby SisMorphine » May 18th, 2006, 6:32 pm

Maryellen wrote:now we have black poop. the vet said its normal.. at least its somewhat solid....

To me black poop = blood. Is it because he's passing stuff from the surgery, or is it black for another reason?
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Postby satanscheerleader » May 18th, 2006, 6:43 pm

Where's the worm girl? Doesn't one kind of parasite cause "tarry" poops. Whip worms or something? Sometimes, certain foods the dogs are on will cause their poops to be almost black. :|
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Postby a-bull » May 18th, 2006, 7:22 pm

Maryellen wrote:now we have black poop. the vet said its normal.. at least its somewhat solid....


lordy . . . you'll be a poopologist by the time you're done with this---you poor girl . . . :(
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Postby Patch O' Pits » May 18th, 2006, 7:46 pm

lordy . . . you'll be a poopologist by the time you're done with this---you poor girl . . . :(
LOL poor Maryellen
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Postby Malli » May 18th, 2006, 8:00 pm

most likely it is do to the special diet he is on (isn't he?) and the surgery, like someone else said, could be digested blood or intestinal slughing, I think?
basically, as far as blood from the rectum goes
bloody or normal blood red color =trauma close to the rectum or near the end of the intestines
pinkish color= usually trauma farther up
black or dark red = digested blood
thats how I understand it anyway.
If the Doc said its ok then it should be fine :) Don't stress.
I know its hard with a dog that seems to have everything go wrong with him (Oscar is like this, in his lifetime, 2 abcesses, 1 bout with severe dehydration without known cause, and chronic skin infections since his first birthday) not to suspect everything different ;) I have a lot of trouble myself, my bf thinks I'm "a hypochodriac" about him, and I've had one staff member at work suggest the same.

hang in there, if he's acting himself, eating and drinking, he's in no immediate danger.

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Postby Maryellen » May 18th, 2006, 8:54 pm

the vet said its normal after surgery, as he had to open his intestines to get one rock out. he is on the I/D and i am now mixing in canidae as the vet said its ok to start adding regular food starting today. his poop just now was black and brown....
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Postby turtle » May 18th, 2006, 9:18 pm

Yes, I think it's pretty normal after all he's been thru...

LOL, now you've got colorful poop! :o
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