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post #11 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-31-2018, 01:47 PM
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Most so-called chocolate has very little real chocolate in it. So, I would not worry about the chocolate from two cookies! My dog once ate a whole box of very expensive Roger's Victorian Creams, and was just fine! Of course, the coating on these would have been milk chocolate.

The chocolate that is dangerous is the very dark chocolate that is nearly pure, such as baker's chocolate, or the chocolate bars that are 80 to 90% pure cocoa. Cocoa powder is also dangerous.

But the question is: did she get into something ELSE?
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I take my phone with me when walking my dog, I can then photograph my dog's poop when it isn't right. A picture is helpful in cases like this. My dog's poop is very dark when he eats kangaroo, which is normal. Find out what your uncle fed your dog, hopefully the problem is food related.
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I am unfortunately an expert on blood in stools. It may not be blood. They can eat things that turn their stools dark. Abdominal bleeding tends to coat the outside of the stool and looks very different from intestinal bleeding which Magwart described.
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@Jax08 I understand what you're saying about vets... I'm not undermining their profession or what they do. The vets in my area are however known for being "extra"greedy... and asking specifically vulnerable people (like elderly) to bring their pet in office even though it's not necessary.

@Magwart @LuvShepherds thank you for your advice. Her stools are now back to normal. They look (color and form) exactly how they're supposed to. I might have overreacted a bit. The stools appeared "black" but I think they were just darker and stickier... If you google dark/black tarry dog stool, which are signs of internal bleeding, it did not look like my pup had. I gave her a bit of edible aloe gel and after 24h it went away. She does not look ill or unhappy - very energetic as always, pupils/eye and gum look fine. Pee and stools are regular. I do have btw insurance with healthy paws.

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