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Is Tarry Stool an Emergency? Melena in Dogs

Is Tarry Stool an Emergency? Melena in Dogs

Your dog’s poop will become black and tarry because of the presence of digested blood. How does digested blood end up in the poop? When your dog is bleeding in the stomach or small intestine, iron in the blood oxygenates as it moves through the colon, which is what gives it the black color. It might not look as scary…

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Intermittent Limping in a Dog: Could the Simplest Answer Be the Correct One? Suzie’s Limp

Intermittent Limping in a Dog: Could the Simplest Answer Be the Correct One? Suzie’s Limp

When Suzie first started limping, her foot was red and sore. This is the best-case scenario when it concerns lameness—self-evident, apparent, nonscary reason–a booboo on foot. The vet gave Suzie a shot of Convenia—an injectable antibiotic, the redness cleared up, and Suzie stopped favoring the leg. It’s not over However, a couple of weeks later, the lameness returned. Suzie started…

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