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Blood in poo

Species: dog | Category: general | Submitted: 28 May 2007 09:13PM | viewed 5859 times
Q David asks:

Angel has shown blood in all three poos today. They have got progressively slimier and looser. Her last was just blood, approx. a 2 diameter spot on the ground. What are the potential causes and how do we treat? She appears a little off her food but she still has the same level of energy.

Q Our vet says: Diarrhoea in dogs has many different causes and sometimes it is impossible to determine exactly what has caused the problem. (Often it may be due to the dog eating something it should not have done). Slimy, loose, watery and bloody faeces are common. Initially you can attempt to treat the problem at home by giving your dog only water to drink and no food for 24 hours, following this put your dog on a bland diet for a few days (such as chicken and rice) then gradually introduce the normal food back over a period of several days once your dog is better. If your dog seems to get worse or becomes lethargic and generally unwell then take her along to your vet promptly. If after 24 hours without food your dog is still passing blood and slime than it would also be wise to consult your local vet. If large quantities of blood are being passed, you notice blood in the urine, blood-shot eyes or bloody patches on the gums or skin then take her to your vet immediately.

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On 24 July 2009 06:03AM Chris added the following:
hi my dog leo is more a les having same problam he seams to leek from his rectrum/bum but is all so bleeding now wen he gos for a number 2? but its not diarea tho it is normle solid stoles and only seems to have blood in ever od day or in the first poo he has he only eats the same food and only drinks water?

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