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Bloody Stool in Dogs and Cats

It can be quite alarming to see your pet passing blood in his or her feces, but often the disease is not as bad as the symptom makes it seem.  Blood in dog stool can be in the form of fresh, red blood (haematochezia) or in the form of digested blood (melena).  Melena has a very dark, almost black, and sometimes granular appearance.  Blood in feces is often, but not always, associated with diarrhea.  read more