Q. My dog is 11 months old on a raw meat diet with fruits and veggies. He has black poop for the 1st time. He seems fine tho. Is something wrong?

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A. Black feces is usually the sign of bleeding high up in the intestinal tract. It could be something that he has been fed. I would monitor if it continues or there are any other symptoms then contact your vet.
You need to be very careful with home made diets as it doesn't necessarily consist of everything your dog needs. It is much much better for your dog's health to be on a proper balanced dog food.

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