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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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Is Inability to Urinate an Emergency?

Is Inability to Urinate an Emergency?

If your dog cannot empty their bladder, it is an emergency. See a veterinarian asap. What can cause the inability to urinate? The causes break down into two groups – urinary obstruction and urinary retention. In any case, though, your dog needs to see a veterinarian immediately. Urinary obstruction Your dog can suffer urinary tract obstruction, either due to a…

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