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Purple feces.

Species: Dog
Breed: asian
Age: More than 15 ye
Why is my dog's poop purple?




Online vet, Dr. Marie

Dr. Marie replied:

There is absolutely no medical condition I can think of that would cause a dog to have purple stools. I'm guessing he ate something that caused his stools to temporarily change colors.

The other possibility is if you are seeing blood in the stool, but this really shouldn't be purple!

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