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What is Hematochezia?

Dogs get into and eat all sorts of things.  It can upset their gastrointestinal tract and lead to diarrhea or blood in the stool.  While the cause may be something simple such as slight irritation from eating a part of his toy, it can also be caused by something more severe like polyps or tumors. Your veterinarian will want to examine your dog and perform diagnostic lab work in order to come to a proper diagnosis.  Once diagnosed, treatment can begin; it will vary depending on what the cause of your dog’s symptoms is.  Prognosis of recovery varies along with the cause.  If the hematochezia is caused by upset stomach or intestinal parasites, prognosis of recovery is good with treatment.  If the cause is a tumor, his prognosis is more guarded.

If there is blood in your dog’s stool it is known as hematochezia; this is not a normal finding in dog’s bowel movements.  If you see blood in your dog’s stool, it is recommended you have him evaluated by his veterinarian.

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Symptoms of Hematochezia in Dogs

By definition, hematochezia is bright red blood from the anus, with or without fecal material present.  Symptoms in addition to the blood may include:

  • Presence of rectal polyps
  • Loose stool with blood mixed in or on the surface
  • Formed stool with blood on the surface 
  • Discolored stool
  • Blood can be in streaks or droplets 
  • Intermittent finding or consistent

Types

There are two different types of blood that can be found in the stool, hematochezia and melena.  Melena is seen as dark, tarry, black feces. This indicates bleeding high up in the intestines and the dark stool is the passing of old digested blood.  Hematochezia is bright red, fresh blood in the feces.  This indicates bleeding in the lower intestines such as the colon or rectum.

Causes of Hematochezia in Dogs

There are a variety of ailments that can cause hematochezia, most related to the gastrointestinal tract.  Inflammatory bowel disease is one of these illnesses that can have this as a symptom to indicate an issue.  Other illnesses with this as a symptom includes colonic neoplasia, hemorrhagic gastroenteritis, colonic or rectal tumors, or erosions or ulcerations within the GI tract are just some diagnosis that can have hematochezia as a symptom to indicate larger problems.

Diagnosis of Hematochezia in Dogs

When you arrive at your veterinarian’s office, she will start with performing a physical exam and collecting a verbal history from you.  While the issue may be with your dog’s bowel movements, she will want to evaluate him entirely in order to check for a possible cause.  She will want to know when it started, it if has been progressing, if it is constant or intermittent, and similar questions.  

When it comes to trying to diagnose a cause, lab work and imaging will be performed for more information in regards to your dog’s condition. Blood work will consist of a complete blood count (CBC) and chemistry panel for basic information on how your dog’s internal organs are functioning.  It can also indicate if he is losing a lot of blood somewhere in his body.  Your veterinarian may also want to perform fecal diagnostic testing in order to rule out intestinal parasites that can cause blood to be present in the stool.  

Radiographs of the gastrointestinal tract are a good way to check for an abnormality that may be causing the blood in the stool.  The use of an endoscope for a view within the gastrointestinal tract can be extremely helpful in the diagnostic process.  It will allow your veterinarian to get a live view of the inside of your dog’s GI tract to check for polyps, perforation, or any other sort of abnormality that can be causing the blood.

The diagnostic lab work, imaging, and history of your dog’s condition should help the veterinarian come to her diagnosis.  If she is still unsure, there are additional, more specific tests she may suggest depending on your dog’s specific case.

Treatment of Hematochezia in Dogs

Treatment will be symptomatically in response to your dog’s symptoms.  If lab work and imaging are also performed, the results will indicate if additional therapies or surgery is needed.  Each dog’s condition is unique to him so there is no exact treatment.

Your veterinarian may begin small by simply changing your dog’s diet and prescribing a probiotic.  She will prescribe him a food that is very easy on the digestive tract and should lessen his discomfort.  The probiotic will ensure there are good bacteria in your dog’s GI tract and restore the natural balance.  If parasites are suspected, a dewormer will be administered.  There are other medications and supplements that can be prescribed to calm your dog’s digestive tract, decrease any inflammation, and offer him some relief.

If the cause involves the growth of polyps or tumors, your veterinarian may suggest surgical intervention depending on the severity.  This however, comes with its own risks so be sure to discuss this option thoroughly with your veterinarian.  

Finding and treating the cause is ideal in this situation.  If you do not pursue and treat the original cause of your dog’s hematochezia, you are only masking his symptoms.

Recovery of Hematochezia in Dogs

Depending on the cause of the hematochezia, your dog’s prognosis will vary.  If it is symptoms from a small case of gastroenteritis or parasites, treated properly his prognosis is good.  If it is caused by something more severe such as a tumor, his prognosis is guarded.  The sooner you begin treatment for your dog’s condition, the better his chances of recovery.

Hematochezia Questions and Advice from Veterinary Professionals

leela
rottweiller
4 Years
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

blood still in stool

my female 4 year old rottweiller we found blood in her stool 5days ago our vet has taken x rays and cannot find the ulcer she won`t move lies in one spot she will move if we put a leash on her we can get her up to piddle, she won`t eat a thing it is going on 2 and a 1/2 days since she eat anything and that was a small piece of soft food at the vets her first red blood count was 13% then this morning we bought her in had another blood test and her red blood cells were at 16% I`m wondering if she has any chance of survival.... her medications are Tramadol,-Amoxicillio, - Sulcrate -Pepcid,-Apo-omerprazole....and we are giving her Yunnan Baiyao to try and stop the ulcer bleeding....

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are many causes for the presence of fresh blood in the stool; if x-rays have been unsuccessful in making a diagnosis, conservative treatment may be tried in an attempt to calm the gastrointestinal tract. Feeding a bland diet of boiled chicken and rice as well as continuing with the current therapy would be a good initial step; colonoscopy may be useful to try to visualise the location of the bleeding. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Scratch
French Bulldog
4 Months
Fair condition
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Has Symptoms

Bright red blood

My 4 month old French bulldog has had bright red blood in stools for the last so, our vet gave us worming tablets for all types of worms but he still has blood. He's fine in himself, he's putting in weight, playing, eating and drinking. He seems fine apart from blood everytime he goes for a poo. I starved him for 12 hrs and put him on chicken and rice but he's still got it 😓

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are various different causes for blood in the stool which may include parasites, other infections, foreign objects, colitis, poisoning, food intolerance (may take a week or more of boiled chicken and rice), tumours (a bit too young) among other causes. Further diagnostics are required to help narrow in on an underlying cause; fresh blood indicates that the bleeding is from the lower gastrointestinal tract since it isn’t digested. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

I have male Boxer 6 years old he had hook worms vet gave him medicine for the worms he started bleeding out of his butt took him back to the vet he has not worms but she said he could have gastrointestinal infection gave him some infection medicine he is still bleeding please help

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Lacey
Border Collie
8 Months
Mild condition
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Has Symptoms

Blood In Stool

My dog is a female pure bread border collie and is about 8 months old. She has bright red blood in her stool, which is very loose and mucusy as well. She also has frequent urination, four times in 5 minuets all of which were large amounts of urine. I’m worried something might be wrong with her and wonder if I should rush her to the vet.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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You should have your Veterinarian examine Lacey as there are a few possible causes for these symptoms and the sooner she is seen the better; without examining her and possibly running a test or two I cannot say what the specific cause is. You should visit your Veterinarian who may also do a blood test and urinalysis to help narrow in on a diagnosis. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Ayden
Poodle x Shih-Tzu
3 Years
Moderate condition
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My dog got his teeth clean and now he has blood in his stool and he is vomiting. He woke up out of his sleep and started doing all of this a day after he got his teeth clean this has never happen to him before.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. If he is having these problems after his teeth were cleaned, he should be seen by your veterinarian. Anesthesia can be hard on some dogs, similar to people, and he may be having a bad reaction to the drugs used, and may need supportive care until he feels better. I hope that he is okay.

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Rosebud
King Charles Spaniel
10 Years
Moderate condition
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Last week my dog started having fecal discharge. She would be sitting and when she stood up there would be poo stains left behind. It went away after 24 hours. Tonight, the same thing started happening again, but this time with a small amount of bright red blood mixed in with the poo. Does this sound serious?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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This may be age related or there may be something like an anal gland issues or another cause; without examining Rosebud I couldn’t say what the specific cause is but would suggest having your Veterinarian perform an examination and have a check with a finger to feel for any masses or other issues. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Kubus
Cocker Spaniel
12 Years
Moderate condition
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Has Symptoms

cough blood in stool

My dog since September last year has a very bad cough, which make him vomit.
On the beginning it was just clear sputum. Now sometimes is with the blood.
I am RN and I could smell sweet smell from his mouth and for me he had GI problems. I've listen his lungs and I didn't hear any crackles. I've took him to the vet and they did x-ray and they said it could be CHF. My dog is 12 years old cocker spaniel. They put him on meds which I've started to give him in October. It didn't improved so I've took him again to the dr. He doesn't think is GI. But he confirmed that is not heart related also.
Recently he had bloody running stools, I've put him on rice diet for 2 days and cleared the diarrhea. Two weeks later he still have some Fresh blood in formed stool. He is drinking well and eating well. He likes to play. He is pretty active. Any suggestions?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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As you would know, fresh blood on or around the stool would be a lower intestinal bleed which may be caused by a few different causes including constipation, colitis, tumours, foreign objects, poisoning among other causes. I cannot give a specific diagnosis, but continue with the rice (add a third of boiled chicken in there) and monitor for improvement. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Daisy
American Staffordshire Terrier
1 Year
Mild condition
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Has Symptoms

Blood on butt
scooting
Sleepy

My pit mix eats literally anything she sees. Now earlier today she got diarrhea, she poops every 45-60mins and at 11:15pm I took her out and came back and saw bright red on her butt. Now her butthole looks swollen but pooping all day will do that. She occasionally rubs her butt on the ground. My husband and I look no worms. Her poop is light brown. It stinks but not Putrid. She still begs and ways her tail. She's not as hyper as she usually is. She drinks. She's up to date with shots. No other dog is sick and I have 3 others. All fine but her.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Possible causes for diarrhea include parasites (some you can't see), dietary indiscretion, foreign bodies, or intestinal infection. Since she is having diarrhea to the point of bleeding, it would be best to have her seen by a veterinarian, as they can determine the cause of the diarrhea and get treatment for her.

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Riley
Golden Retriever
3 Years
Fair condition
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Has Symptoms

Bloody stool

Golden Retriever (3 yrs) just had a physical and shots 2 weeks ago. Last night I noticed one side of face was swollen and gave her benedryl figuring bee sting, etc. Next 3 hours she threw up entire dinner. This morning her face looked much better, but decided to feed her cooked noodles (I was out of rice). She didn't eat. Now I've witnessed 2 runny poops taken and upon inspection found bright red blood with little fecal matter. Because my vet just did all these tests recently, I would like to wait til Monday morning and let them see her. Suggestions anyone?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Even if a dog is given a clean bill of health, it doesn’t mean after a day or two they cannot have a serious disease or condition; I think the diarrhoea may have been due to the same tummy upset which caused the vomiting. Benadryl may cause side effects including vomiting and diarrhoea in dogs; monitor Riley for the time being and visit your Veterinarian if there are no improvements. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Chloe
Lhasapoo
5 Years
Fair condition
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My 5 y/o Lhasapoo is having a slight blood on her loose stool .She’s still very active and her appetite still the same.She’s not yet spayed and she eat some humanness food as toppings (fish)

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for contacting us about Chloe. I'm glad that she is doing well other than the loose stool. It would be a good idea to take her to your veterinarian and have her examined. They will probably want to run a fecal sample to make sure that she doesn't have any intestinal parasites and make sure that she is okay otherwise. Depending on what they find, they might give her some medication for the soft stool or prescribe a bland diet for her to be on temporarily.

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rileigh
Labrador Retriever
13 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

s slimy, soft with bright red blood

I don't want to subject her to a lot of tests or put her out. What can I do for her at her age? She eats ok and seems healthy other than poor back legs. She gets blood work every year. This just started a week ago.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are various different causes for blood in the stool which may include tumours, stress, infections, parasites, foreign objects, dietary intolerance, poisoning among other causes; you should visit your Veterinarian for a simple examination to determine if there are any other symptoms and for them to prescribe something which may help. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Maggie
Mix
1 Year
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Blood In Stool

My 1 year 1 month dog has bit of blood in her stool. She eats normal and plays and drinks normal. Not sure what causing it.her stool is normal but with bright red blood.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are a few different causes for the presence of blood in the stool which may include straining to defecate, colitis, parasites, infections, poisoning, foreign objects among other causes; if Maggie is otherwise in good health you should keep an eye on her but if there is no improvement over the weekend you should visit your Veterinarian for an examination especially if the stool turns loose or you notice any other concerning symptom. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Duke
Japanese Chin/Wiener Dod
4 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

not drinking not eating

I took my dog to urgent care saturday night and they were unclear as to what his issue was exactly except they said he was anemic, dehydrated and had some sort of intestinal infection. They sent me home with 4 different meds. He seems a little better but not much. He won't eat or drink so I have been giving him Pedialyte every 2-4 hours and I am only able to get him to take between 2-4 oz through a syringe. I have also been giving him baby food when he takes his meds so it doesn't upset his stomach. He finally went poop and its still a reddish brown which is what I am worried about. I have also checked his gums and they are still not pink like they should be. How long does it normally take for the meds to kick in and make him feel better?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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I don’t know how long it would take for the treatment to start working if we don’t have a diagnosis or a list of the prescribed medication; you should visit your regular Veterinarian for a follow up examination to determine if they are able to make a diagnosis and to see if Duke is on a good course of treatment. The presence of fresh blood in the stool may be due to lower gastrointestinal inflammation, infections, parasites, tumours, anal gland disorders, poisoning among other causes; without examining Duke I couldn’t start to determine a cause or if the treatment is correct. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Kuni
Rhodesian Ridgeback
9 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

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Blood In Stool

My dog has bright red blood in her stool. I noticed it for 2 days before diarrhea started (no signs of blood once diarrhea started). I put her on a rice and beef diet (she is allergic to chicken). She is on a limited ingredient, high protein diet- so I wanted to be conservative. Her stool formed up in 3 days and was clear for 2 days. This evening the bright red blood was back.

She has a great appetite. No signs of physical change - same energy and she doesn’t seem uncomfortable. She has had her anal glands expressed before (but it’s been 6-7 months). I’m wondering if it has something to do with her glands (I see no external lumps or bumps anywhere on her body).

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Kuni could have a problem with her anal glands, or a problem with her colon. Bright red blood is typically from somewhere near the end of the colon, and it might be a good idea to have her examined by your veterinarian, as they can do a rectal exam and determine if there are any masses, growth, or ulcerations.

It's also not consistent. In the morning there isn't any blood but in the evening there is blood (so far, just one evening). Would that change anything or reinforce your suggestions?

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Leia
chihuahua mixed
1 year 2 months
Mild condition
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Mild condition

My dog has had blood in stool off and on since having her anal glands expressed. Yesterday she had diarrhea with bright red blood so we had a stool sample tested. The results came back negative for any parasites. She no longer has diarrhea but still has blood in her stool. Her appetite is otherwise good and she is still being active and playful. What could this be? Should I pay for an expensive blood test?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are various causes for blood in the stool which include anal gland disorders, parasites (ruled out), infections (viral mainly), tumours, foreign objects, poisoning among other causes. I would give Leia a few days to see if the blood continues or not, if the issue continues you should have your Veterinarian do an internal finger examination and possibly an x-ray to look for any masses; but your Veterinarian will guide you based on their findings. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Hazel
German Shepard lab mix
1 Year
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Small amount of blood on stool

Dog was groomed and had anal glands expressed two days ago. Has had loose stools here and there since due to anxiety issues with going to the groomer. Today she had a normal stool with a tiny amount of bright red blood on the very beginning of the stool. I wiped her bottom after and she tried to sit down like it was bothering her. Eating drinking normal and acting normal. Every once in a while she looks back at her tail then goes about her normal day. Could the blood and irritated rectum just be sore from having her glands expressed and having upset stomach from anxiety? She’s up to date on all shots and flea/tick/heart worm medicine. The groomer said her glands were full but the fluid looked good so signs of infection.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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It is possible that the little bit of bleeding is due to her anal gland expression, although that isn't totally normal. Since she seems to be doing well otherwise and acting normal, you should be okay keeping a close eye on her for the next day or two. If the bleeding continues, or she can't get comfortable, it would be best to have her seen by a veterinarian to have the area assessed and make sure that everything is okay.

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HERO
Golden Retriever
8 Months
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Blood In Stool

My 8 Months Golden Retriever has hematochezia, i guess this is because he eats different unwanted stuff from the streets sometimes, he littered blood instead of stool, we injected a bottle of glucose now what how should we do

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Blood in the stool may be caused by a variety of different causes including foreign objects, tumours, anal gland disorders, poisoning among other causes; it is important to not allow him to eat rubbish from the street by supervising him when out or walking him on a lead. Hero will need a rectal examination to determine whether there is any issue internally that isn’t caused by external factors. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

I have seen him eating useless rubbish things from the streets, he does that many times, he sometimes even eat my clothes, he even once swallowed a sock(which came out later), how to control him.

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Lhasa Apso mix shitzu
11 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Lethargy,weak, not eating,not drink
Lethargy,weak, not eating,
Lethargy

my dog lhasa apso mix shitzu has frank blood in stool for 24 hrs, not eating ir drinking, lethargic, weak, wobbly hind legs, vomited once, now she is drinking small amounts of pedialyte. she had 5 small loose bloody stool past 24 hrs. I gave her toast beef 2days ago and she vomited that 24hrs later.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. Buttons needs to be seen by a veterinarian. Without examining her, I can't diagnose or treat what is going on with her, but she needs medical attention. Your veterinarian will be able to examine her, figure out what is wrong, and recommend any necessary testing or treatments. I hope that she is okay.

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Jupiter
Newfoundland
7 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Blood In Stool, bright red
Blood In Stool

My 7.5 year old Newfoundland (Jupiter) had bloody diarrhea this am. She has not had this before; it is not a loose stool, it is diarrhea. The only thing she ate differently yesterday was a dental cleaner someone gave to me called "Minties". I looked it up on the internet for any recalls or concerns and did not find any. I will take her temperature in a few minutes. Any ideas as to whether the dental cleaner bone could have caused this?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. It is possible that the treat caused the diarrhea, if she just didn't tolerate it and it irritated her intestines. Since that was the only thing that you are aware of that she had that was different, and since she hasn't had that treat before, it is possible. Since she is having such dramatic diarrhea, it would be best to have her seen today by your veterinarian to be examined and have appropriate treatment given. I hope that she is okay.

Thank~You Michelle. I am going to give her some canned pumpkin. No vets are open today around here (not on weekends). Thanks again, julie

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Aries
Black Lab Mix
3 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Bleeding

My dog Aries is a black lab mix from a shelter and approximately 3 years old. I heard him urinating in the house, put him outside, and came back in to the bedroom and found blood all over the floor. There was a clear distinction between where he started to urinate and the blood. He was normally active throughout the day until pretty late in the evening then he just seemed "off" he was still up and about, running around but just didn't seem to have his pep. No faces mixed with blood. Doesn't appear to be in pain but now he just seems lethargic but still moving around.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Aries should probably see a veterinarian to have his urine and a fecal sample checked to see where that blood came from. He may have an intestinal problem or a urinary problem, and since he isn't feeling well, he should probably be treated for that.

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Ellie
Chihuahua
4 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Hi my dog Ellie spent the night at the vet last night, due to dehydration from throwing up and bloody stool. She is currently taking METRONIDAZOLE and SUCRALFATE as well as a probiotic supplement with her science diet food. All of which was sent home with her this morning. The vet advised taking her to the ER if her health seems to be declining. When we picked her up, naturally she was very excited but throughout the day she has mainly been sleeping. She has eaten a little bit and has been drinking water. There has been no throwing up or diarrea at all. I figure she is just tired and will be over the next few days as she finishes her meds. It was a scary day when she did have those symptoms and now I feel very worried. I want to make sure I recognize any signs of her health declining. Is it normal for her to be sleeping majority of the time over the next few days?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
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From your description, Ellie seems to be recovering quite normally. If she isn't having any further vomiting or diarrhea, and she is keeping water down, I would take those are positive signs. The degree of illness that she suffered was probably very tiring to her, and it would be normal for her to be tired. I hope that she recovers well.

She has been pretty consistent with the above description. She’s still drinking water and eating a little bit. But today we noticed she’s having some leakage from her butt. No blood, just soft stool. She hasn’t had a full bowel movement since we picked her up yesterday at noon. Is this normal or should I be concerned? Thanks again for the advice and help. It’s always so tricky with pets.

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Harley
German Shepherd
5 Years
Moderate condition
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Diarrhea
Puking bile

My dog has had stomach issues his entire life. He's on a sensitive stomach diet, but he still pukes and/or has diarrhea probably at least once every other week. Recently, his puke has had flecks of blood in it, which has happened before and the vet treated. This time, because he's always so sick, the vet ran a number of tests on him. The doctor did x-rays, an ultrasound, a fecal test, a GI panel and other blood work and except for a slightly elevated white blood count, couldn't find anything wrong with my dog. Fast forward about three weeks after the tests, he's puked up bile with little flecks of blood in it twice, and now he has had diarrhea a couple times that has fresh blood in it. The puking and diarrhea always coincides with my dog refusing to eat for about a day before everything goes back to normal. He's always had aggression issues, but lately they've been worse to. If the vet can't find anything, is it really just a case of sensitive stomach? And can anything be done about it so that he stops getting sick all the time? I've tried changing his food and finally settled on one I really like. It's locally made, highly recommended, and made for dogs with stomach issues. So it's not his food.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. Without knowing what medications Harley has been on, and what his test results have been, I'm not sure what might be going on with him. It seems that is problem shoud be resolved, as blood flecks aren't normal for vomit or diarrhea. If your veteirnarian isn't able to resolve his problems, Harley may benefit from seeing a specialist to help resolve his problems long term. I hope that all goes well for him.

My dog has exactly the same issues. The day he is going to have an episode, he won't eat in the morning. During the evening walk, his poop will be like old dark reddish jelly like poop ( no bright red blood is seen). By evening, he will eat little bit. Next day, he will be back to the normal self. This happens almost every other week. The blood work and urine test all came out normal. The doctor has done the fecal exam, no parasites were found. He shows no sign of pain, he is active and drinks fine. We have changed his food couple of times, however, his condition has not improve. He is 14 months old

My dog has exactly the same issues. The day he is going to have an episode, he won't eat in the morning. During the evening walk, his poop will be like old dark reddish jelly like poop ( no bright red blood is seen). By evening, he will eat little bit. Next day, he will be back to the normal self. This happens almost every other week. The blood work and urine test all came out normal. The doctor has done the fecal exam, no parasites were found. He shows no sign of pain, he is active and drinks fine. We have changed his food couple of times, however, his condition has not improve. He is 14 months old

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Diesel
Boxermastifdane
11 Years
Fair condition
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Has Symptoms

Vomiting diarrhea blood lethargic
Vomiting

My dog had 2tumors removed a couple of months ago.now he's not eating,drinking heaps of water.vomitting bile and diarrhea. Today lots of dark runny bloody in diarrhea.

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Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Diesel sounds like he needs to be seen by a veterinarian right away. I'm not sure if his problem is related to his tumor removal, but with his signs, he needs medical attention. I hope that he is okay.

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Clark
Cockapoo
2 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

When should I go to vet? B. Dark red tarry stool after two days of loose stool but will take walks and play catch he will drink water

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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You should take Clark to see your Veterinarian sooner rather than later to determine the cause of the presence of blood; if the dark red blood in the stool looks more like raspberry jelly/jam it may be due to hemorrhagic gastroenteritis and should be seen by your Veterinarian immediately. Other causes may be infections, parasites, food intolerance, colitis, foreign objects, poisoning among other causes. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

Thank you for your response. We did take CLARK they did diagnosis him with gastroenterocolitis.

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