It can be painful and difficult for the pet to defecate. Tarry stools in pets, known as melena, are characterized by black feces that range from runny to gelatinous. This condition can develop in both cats and dogs when there is blood in the intestines due to various health issues. Some of the most common reasons for tarry stools in cats and dogs include gastrointestinal ulcers, intestinal infections, drug toxicity, trauma, clotting disorders and kidney failure.
When adding a dog or cat to your family you want to make sure your pet is happy, healthy and protected. During its lifetime your pet is exposed to many illnesses and diseases and some breeds are affected by a congenital disease which is a condition existing at birth. At these moments when your pet is ill or maybe needs surgery, you want to be protected for the unexpected and high veterinarian costs.