Dark green tar-like diarrhea? - German Shepherd Dog Forums

Increase font size: 0, 10, 25, 50%

GermanShepherds.com is the premier German Shepherd Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 05-28-2014, 10:57 AM   #1 (permalink)
Junior Member
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 43
Default Dark green tar-like diarrhea?

My dog started having this symptom about 3 days ago. I thought it would clear itself up as it started right after my dogs all got into the trash. She is the only one who has it though. The diarrhea is almost black with a green tint, and very loose or tar like. This is the ONLY thing that is out of the norm for her. Other than her poop, she eats fine, drinks fine, plays normal. I'm so stumped about what it could possibly be?
Xyst Sin is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Old 05-28-2014, 01:10 PM   #2 (permalink)
Crowned Member
wyoung2153's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: North Florida
Posts: 4,487

Sample and take to vet? It was likely something she got into in the trash, it doesn't matter that the other dogs aren't bothered, they may not have eaten what she did or they may have less sensitive stomachs. Personally would take a sample to the vet or at least call and see what they want to do about it.

Commander Charly Titan (GSD)-15 Jan 2010
wyoung2153 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-28-2014, 03:59 PM   #3 (permalink)
Senior Member
GSD2's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: California
Posts: 266

Yes, you may want to take a sample to the vet. Black tarry stools can indicate blood in the stool, from farther up in the intestinal tract, the stomach perhaps. People who take iron pills will have similar stools so it may be something else, high iron content in food? Perhaps call the vet and see what they suggest.
GSD2 is online now   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the German Shepherd Dog Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Security Question
While balancing on a piece of wood, two inches by four inches known as a 2x4, john and his friend sally both spotted a dalmatian inside a truck with sirens, headed to put out a fire. State what the 2x4 is made of.


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:46 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.3.2
Basset Hound Forum Doberman Forum Golden Retriever Forum Beagle Forum
Boxer Forum Dog Forum Pit Bull Forum Poodle Forum
Bulldog Forum Fish Forum Havanese Forum Maltese Forum
Cat Forum German Shepherd Forum Labradoodle Forum Yorkie Forum Hedgehog Forum
Chihuahua Forum Retriever Breeds Cichlid Forum Dart Frog Forum Mice Breeder Forum