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What is Pooping Blood?

Should your dog be pooping blood (also known as hematochezia or having blood in his stool), it is likely that you will notice when you are scooping up his poop. There are various reasons as to why your dog would be pooping blood to include: 

  • Infectious agents
  • Dietary intolerance or allergy
  • Tumors
  • Colitis
  • Proctitis
  • Trauma
  • Bleeding disorder
  • Narrowing of anus or colon
  • Anal sacculitis 
  • Perianal fistulae

How serious it is that your dog is pooping blood will depend upon its cause. Blood in your dog’s stool will frequently point to an underlying condition that needs to be identified and addressed.

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Why Pooping Blood Occurs in Dogs

The reason for your dog pooping blood will depend upon its cause. For example:

Infectious Agents

Parvovirus, corona virus, bacterial infections (Clostridium and Salmonella), protozoal agents like coccidiosis and intestinal parasites like hookworms and whipworms are all infectious agents that can lead to blood in your dog’s stool.

Dietary Intolerance and Allergy

This can occur as the result of eating food that is no longer good, overeating, consuming a material that is not edible, a sudden change in diet or eating their human’s food can cause inflammation in your dog’s lower bowel and blood in their stool. An allergy can occur to a protein in a particular food causing colitis and blood in your dog’s stool. 

Masses 

These can be present in the colon, rectum or anus and include benign and malignant tumors.

Colitis

When blood in your dog’s stool is ongoing, it can point to his colon being inflamed, which is also called colitis. Colitis can be caused by a mass, infectious agent, food intolerance or allergy, as well as due to an immune-related or unknown cause.

Proctitis

This is when the rectum of your dog is inflamed. In many cases this is linked to colitis.

Trauma

Trauma from a bite wound to your dog’s anal area, a pelvic fracture that interrupts the colon or rectum, a sharp item ingested and passed or an instrument or material being placed in your dog’s rectum can lead to blood in his stool.

Bleeding Disorders

Should your dog have a bleeding disorder, he may bleed from the lining of his lower bowel. Types of bleeding disorders include thrombocytopenia, which is when there is a decrease in the number of your dog’s platelets, inherited clotting disorders like hemophilia and abnormal platelet function problems, and disseminated intravascular coagulation (the result of a severe infection, organ failure or a major liver disorder).

Narrowing of Anus or Colon

This is secondary to other trauma, inflammation, cancer or foreign body. When stools are passed when the anus or colon are narrowed, bleeding can occur.

Anal Sacculitis

An inflammation or an abscess of the anal sacs can lead to the consistency of the fluid in the anal sacs to change into a bloody liquid. This liquid can provide a coating to the stools as your dog defecates.

Perianal Fistulae

Ulcerations that can be seen in the skin around your dog’s anus. If the ulcerations connect to the anus, blood can be present in the stool.

What to do if your Dog is Pooping Blood

If your dog is pooping blood, you will want to make an appointment for him to be examined by your veterinarian to determine what is causing this to occur. Upon examining your dog, your veterinarian will likely ask you for information regarding any other symptoms you have observed in your dog. Symptoms that may be connected to your dog pooping blood include:

  • His having to strain during a bowel movement
  • More bowel movements than usual
  • Excessive drinking and urinating
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Lack of appetite
  • Weight loss

After discussing any symptoms that you have noticed in your dog and depending upon what is seen during the examination, your veterinarian may conduct a rectal examination, a complete blood count and biochemistry profile, urinalysis, fecal examination, coagulation profile, abdominal x-rays and ultrasound and/or a colonoscopy. Through the examination, an understanding of the symptoms your dog is experiencing and the test results, your veterinarian will determine why your dog has blood in his stool.

Prevention of Pooping Blood

To prevent an infection by infectious agents, you will want to keep a close eye on your dog and keep him on his leash so as to ensure that he does not eat feces of an unknown animal. It is also important to keep your dog from eating food that has spoiled and minimize the human food that he eats. A veterinarian or technician can perform anal gland expression on a monthly basis which will help your dog avoid developing anal sacculitis.

Providing your dog a well-rounded, nutritious diet and ensuring he gets plenty of exercise will help his overall health. It is a good idea to take your dog for annual examinations so that your veterinarian can catch any issues before they become a serious health concern.

Cost of Pooping Blood

The cost of treatment for your dog having blood in his stool will depend on why it is occurring. For example, should your dog need his anal glands removed, the cost can be between $750 and $2,000, depending on the cost of living where you reside. If your dog is experiencing colitis, the average cost is $800.00. Treatment for a bacterial infection in your dog can average around $1500, depending upon your location.

Pooping Blood Questions and Advice from Veterinary Professionals

Ace
Rottweiler
5 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Very soft bloody poos

Medication Used

antibiotics

I have recently got a rescue dog and noticed he had blood on his backside after being dropped off two days later when I took him for a walk he had a big bloody diarrhoea poo I called the vet and we went to see her he's been on antibiotics and chicken and rice for 10 days. We've now moved to double antibiotics and Royal Canin hypoallergenic biscuits.. since then I noticed in the backyard his poos are reasonably normal but when we go out walking he always has soft bloody poo.. what's going on on. Other than this he is a chippy dog loves his food and going for walks

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Kody
toy poodle
6 Years
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Blood In Stool

I have a 6 year old toy poodle. Tonight he pooped in my bathroom it was soft and I saw spots of blood on the floor and on his butt. He is up to date on his shots and now today due for his monthly heart worm pill. Should I take him to vet?

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bear
Pomeranian
1 Year
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

stool blood
Vomiting

Medication Used

Panacur
metronidazole

My dog bear just turn 1 year old and I got him neuter. After getting neuter a day after he start to vomit and blood in his stool but the vomiting last two day only. But he still has blood in his poop and it been 4 week already. I took him to the vet and they describe him Panacur 1.5 ML once a day for 4 day and Metronidazole 0.5 ML twice a day for 5 days. His stool has gotten worst it has more blood then it did before I took him to the vet. His stool only has a little bit of blood but since I have been give him Panacur and Metronidzole it has got worst.

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buzzy
Maltipoo
7 Months
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Blood In Stool

i have a 7month old maltipoo who was neutered this past Friday, I noticed a small amount of blood in his first poop after his surgery yesterday, and again today. is this normal?

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Bella
Labrador Retriever
7 weeks
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Noticed blood in puppies stool 8 days ago. Took her to the vet and was advised to start a probiotic. It happened for a few more days then stopped. Now, has started again. Any suggestions why this is happening?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are various causes for blood appearing in the faeces which may include infections (parvo the most well known), foreign objects, parasites, colitis among other issues; if the blood is appearing again I would suggest you visit your Veterinarian for a more in depth examination to determine an underlying cause as there may be an infection or parasite which is leading to blood appearing. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Baylor
Shiba mix
15 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Bloody feces
Thirsty
Lethargy

My dog is almost 15 years old. He had always been more on the lethargic side so we really havent seen much of a difference in his personality other than he is drinking more than usual. He does not appear to be in pain or have discomfort but tonight he had very runny poop with a decent amount of what I assume was blood (red but more of a mucus texture). This is the first time ive seen red in his stool

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Without being able to examine Baylor, I can't comment on what might be going on, but blood in the stool is always worth paying attention to, especially if he seems to be drinking more and may be lethargic. Things happen as our pets age that need to be treated, and a veterinarian will be able to examine him and determine what might be going on.

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Mac
French Bulldog
6 Months
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Bloody stools

Medication Used

none

Recently my dog have been throwing, but has stopped then he had diarrhea, but now he has bloody stools. He acts normal, eats and drinks normal, and still wants to go for walks. We do sometimes give him human food and he has been eating everything outside including caterpillars. Should I take him to the vet and how severe is this?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are many possible causes for blood in the stool which may include infections, parasites, foreign objects, poisoning among other causes; you should visit your Veterinarian to start looking into possible causes of blood in the stool and to discuss treatment or management options. Without examining Mac myself I cannot start to say what the specific cause may be. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Duke
American Pit Bull Terrier
6 Months
Fair condition
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Fair condition

My dog started pooping blood today in the afternoon when I arrived home... this is the first time he’s ever done this and I’ve been giving him water and he’s been eating so I’m not sure if he just ate something bad and it’s making his stomach upset or what could be causing this to happen to him..

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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If Duke isn’t vaccinated, we should be concerned with parvo and you should visit your Veterinarian immediately especially if there is diarrhoea; if there is just blood in his stool, this may be caused by a variety of different conditions including infections, parasites, colitis, dietary issues, foreign objects, poisoning among other issues. Keep an eye on Duke to see if the bleeding passes, give an anthelmintic (wormer) and keep him hydrated; if you don’t see any improvement or the condition gets worse, you should visit your Veterinarian. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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JAY
Maltese
4 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Blood In Stool

Medication Used

N/A

JAY my Maltese is still normal he is running up and down and still playing with my Yorkie but when he Poops he cries and it has blood. he is eating and drinking water but idk what do do should next? His poop is liquid to solid i dont see any worms or any parasites. I guess i am just scraching my head now

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. Common causes for soft stool and blood in the stool might be parasites or a dietary intolerance. Your veterinarian would be able to examine a stool sample under the microscope to look for parasite eggs, and can suggest a gentle diet for Jay that might help. I hope that everything goes well.

We’re on vacation and our little chihuahua ate breakfast yesterday than shortly after was given a large bowl of chicken and rice, much larger than she should have been given at a dog restaurant around 11amand never pooped yesterday. Then today we have noticed some blood in her stools and I’m wondering if it’s because of the extremely large amount of food she was given yesterday.

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Holland
Pomsky
9 Weeks
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Diarrhea
Worms In Stool
Blood In Stool

My pup just had this weakness yesterday, we tried to deworm him today since yesterday his poop have worms on it, today he poop but it's a diarrhea, blood only. im really in stress on what to do. is it a normal thing after being dewormed or should i worry further?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Worms are not uncommon in puppies and they should be wormed regularly; parasites (worms and protozoan parasites) may cause blood with diarrhoea, but protozoan parasites wouldn’t be covered by regular worming medication. Blood is not normal, but you should monitor Holland and visit your Veterinarian especially if you haven’t vaccinated Holland (parvo etc…). Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

is it possible there are more parasites in his tummy?

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Ellie
Terrier mix
6 Months
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Blood In Stool

Medication Used

Acepromazine

My 8 Lb yorkie had a tad bit of blood in her stool. The stool was well formed with slight orange color to it. She's eating perfectly fine, and her energy levels are normal as well. She is on bed rest though since she got spayed about a week ago. Should I be concerned ?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are various causes for blood in the stool, you should keep an eye on Ellie to see if it occurs again; if so it would be best to check in with your Veterinarian to be on the safe side considering the recent surgery. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Feya
Chihuahua
5 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

not drinking
Not eating

Medication Used

No medications were prescribed

Feya is usually active she is not eating drinking she is loosing weight pooping blood and she has thrown up a orange colored suptannce as well

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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If Feya is defecating blood, you should visit your Veterinarian immediately as there are many different causes which may be due to infection, poisoning, foreign bodies, tumours etc… Until the underlying cause is determined I cannot advise you further. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

What good probiotic to give to my dog and where can I purchase it

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Luna
Miniature Pinscher
2 Years
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Bloody

I had my dog at a local Pet Boarding place for the weekend to go on a weekend family trip to the beach. I had her Vet give her her yearly shots and made sure to give her Trifexis 3 days prior to boarding her. She seemed fine when I picked her up from the place but around 4:00am, I was awakened by her throwing up followed by explosive diarrhea in her crate. Since, she has thrown up and pooped several more times but I’m noticing that it’s just blood. I’m waiting for my Veterinarian office to call but in the meantime, just trying to figure out what to do.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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If Luna is having that much blood in her diarrhea, and is vomiting, it would be best to have her seen at an emergency clinic if your veterinarian isn't open.

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bella
Irish \setter
4 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Diarrhea
Vomiting

Bella has been pooping small bits of blood and has been vomiting
a few times and can not help it she is tired and does not want to much she only wants to drink water

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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If Bella is vomiting and having bloody bowel movements, and not eating, she needs to be seen by a veterinarian right away. There are many possible causes for that, and she needs to be examined to find out what might be going on with her. A veterinarian will be able to let you know what is happening and recommend any testing or treatments that she might need. I hope that she is okay.

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Whitley
Golden Retreiver
1 Year
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Blood In Stool

Whitley has been in and out of the vet for the last week with gastroenteritis.

She lost 7 pounds while we were on vacation for a week and got into some chicken bones as well while we were gone.

When we got back she spent 4 days with the vet getting fluids and antibiotics after a bout of bloody diarrhea and passed the bones. Her stool returned to normal and we brought her home.

Since returning home she has been eating chicken and rice. She has now been home for 3 days and is pooping blood again.

She is going back to the vet today I just wanted to know what are other possible causes besides the gastroenteritis as treatment for that seems to have stopped working? Her vet says this is not normal.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It may be a case of colitis which can be difficult to get under control even if all the bones have been excreted; also the chicken bones may have carried with them some bacteria which may have caused some enteritis adding to the problem. I would recommend having an x-ray done to make sure that all bones were passed and to make sure there is nothing else stuck in her gastrointestinal tract. Make sure that she is hydrated and return to your Veterinarian for an examination. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Luna
Chihuahua
3 Years
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Blood In Stool

Medication Used

none

We took our little chihuahua on vacation with us and yesterday we fed her the normal breakfast around 730 am. Then met some friends for brunch around 1030am at a dog friendly restaurant. Our friends ordered her a dog plate of chicken, rice, peas, and carrots. I left to go to the restroom and came back to notice that she was given an extremely large portion of it, one suitable for a German Shepherd and that she had eaten it entirely. Well she never pooped yesterday and today we’ve noticed a slight amount of blood in her stool. She still ate breakfast as normal this morning and seems to be fine but I’m wondering I’d her overeating can cause blood in her stool?

Luna’s dad

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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A sudden change in diet like eating a dog plate when Luna may be used to kibbles can cause some gastrointestinal distress; constipation, blood in the stool, abdominal pain, gas among other symptoms may be seen. Try to feed her some wet food mixed with some plain canned pumpkin to see if that helps move along her bowels or mineral oil. Keep an eye on the blood, but if it continues or you see no improvement you should visit your Veterinarian. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Bella
Yorkshire Terrier
4 Months
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Blood In Stool

My yorkie went poop and when I went to discard the pee pad, I noticed a droplet of blood on the floor near the pad but not in her poop. Some of her poop was on the edge of the pad. I’ve never seen this before. Is this normal?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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The presence of blood in the faeces isn’t normal but it isn’t uncommon, if there is no presence of blood on the faeces itself it is possible that the blood originated from the vulva, mouth, nose or other opening. Keep an eye on Bella for the time being and visit your Veterinarian if you continue to see blood or any other worrying symptoms. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Malkia
Boerboel
3 Years
Serious condition
1 found helpful
Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Bloody stool

So sad I lost the dog 3 days ago. She littered 5 lovely puppies on the 11/5/2018. After weaning the puppies I noticed she is not as active she use to be and loss weight..... 8 days ago I also noticed she drinks water a lot and loss appetite. On Friday 29 of June I met dark theak bloody poo in her cage which I contacted my vet Doctor, he treated her for the day hoping to bring her to the clinic for further examination and treatment. I had to force fed her cause she wouldn't eat anythingwouldn't anything. The following morning I met same black poo, few hours she gave up! Could she have been infected by the male during mating? Cause two different dogs had similar experience earlier with the same male?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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I'm sorry for your loss. I'm not sure what may have caused her death, as there may be many causes for those signs, but if two other dogs had similar problems, there may be something infectious or parasitic causing these problems. I am sorry about Malkia.

Thanks Dr Michele, what treatment do you recommend for the puppies cause I lost one of them this afternoon? She had same signs as her mother before she died

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Leo
toy poodle
2 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

small amount of blood in stool

He will sometimes have some blood in his stool and it does go away in a couple of days with some probiotics and plenty of water. But I am wondering why it happens? I have noticed having too much human food causes him to have blood in his diarrhea but could it be a bigger issue that the vets could have missed ?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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You shouldn’t really give human food to dogs since their digestive tracts are not designed to consume that type of food and many ingredients we use in our food can be poisonous for dogs. As for the presence of blood in the stool, it may be related to feeding human food or other types of food; but other causes may include infections, parasites, poisoning, stress, foreign objects, tumours among other causes. Try to feed Leo exclusively just high quality dog food for a few months with no treats or anything else and see if there is a recurrence. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Link
Pomsky
1 Year
Mild condition
1 found helpful
Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Black poop.

My dog was at vet a week ago he had vomiting and tar like diarrhea. They did blood work and cpl idexx, giardia snap. Gave him fluids ,antibiotics, and vitamin b shot. This cost $700. They don't know what's wrong but wanted to do 2 X-rays and charge another$700. I couldn't afford the x-rays. It's been a week and he still has black poop. He is sleeping alot . Not eating as much and drinking alot. He is a 1 year old pomsky. Any ideas? Thank you

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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I think it would be a good idea to have the x-rays done. There are many things that Link could have eaten that would cause those ongoing signs, and if he has a bleeding ulcer, there may be an underlying cause.

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Cuci
Miniature Pinscher
12 Years
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Poor Appetite
Weakness
Poor Stool Control
Blood In Stool

My dog has had several bloody stools within the last 24 hours. She is weak and does not want to eat or move. She cannot even get out of bed to poop in her crate which is less than 3 feet away. She doesn't want to come out of her bed to greet us. She only eats Adult Small Breed food.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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The symptoms that Cuci is presenting with are severe particularly the weakness and faecal incontinence, you should visit your Veterinarian for an examination immediately as without examining her I cannot tell you specifically what the cause is; infections, poisoning among other causes may lead to similar symptoms. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Sachita
Bichon Frise
12 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Poor Appetite

My dog is in fairly good health, she eats normally and likes to stay active and play! Today I noticed she pooped normally but afterwards she pooped a very soft stool accompanied by few bright red blood and I don't know what could be the cause :(

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are a few possible causes for the presence of blood in faeces which may include infections, parasites, poisoning, colitis, anal gland disorders, tumours among other causes; you should keep an eye on Sachita for the time being and see if the blood continues, if there is no improvement by Monday you should visit your Veterinarian for an examination. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Wealth
Buabu
1 Year
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Blood In Stool

My dog came on heat and has just finished crossing, she had a slight change in meal i was told, got home today and I discovered she tried to poo but pooed blood.. Am worried cause she seem gentle and not playful as usual

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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This is really a case by case basis and depending on overall severity; a CT or an MRI would give the resolution of image required for a diagnosis but generally when it comes to surgery the balloon dilates the passageway and the stent locks into place holding the passageway open. Any decision on surgery would need to be down to the Specialist after the CT or the MRI and they will be able to guide you better once more is known and the diagnosis is confirmed; sometimes balloon and stent is not the best procedure to be used and this would need to be discussed with your Specialist. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Frank
Havanese
4 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Blood In Stool

My dog has had normal stools however it has been accompanied with blood. The blood seems to drip out at the end and is quite bright but watered down. He is not in any distress and is still crazy about eating and nothing seems off about his personality. I have also caught him chewing on sticks in the yard so I am thinking it could be something that scratched him internally... not sure if he needs vet attention or not?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Anytime you see blood in the stool, it is worth having an examination. If the sticks are causing trauma to his intestines, he may need treatment for that - your veterinarian will be able to perform a good rectal exam as well to make sure that there aren't any growths of polyps that need to be taken care of.

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Trixie
Pomeranian/chiuiaia
7 Years
Fair condition
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Fair condition

My trixie just this morning maybe 3:30am woke me like she had to outside so i let her out and thought ot was diahera. Thrn like 10-15 mons later she was crying to out again so i let her. Then same thing again 10 mins after that she had to go but went on floor a little bit and it was little drips of blood now im worried but this had never happened before today first time ever

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are a few possible causes for the presence of blood in the stool which may include infections, parasites, foreign objects, anal gland disorders, tumours, poisoning among other causes; you should keep a close eye on Trixie and ensure that she remains hydrated, if this symptoms get worse or continue you should visit your Veterinarian for an examination. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Goldie
Pit bull
9 Months
Moderate condition
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Has Symptoms

Blood In Stool

We have recently rescued a stray. We are unsure as to why there is blood in her stool. We have only had her for 2 days. The first day her poops seemed mostly fine. No worms in the stool but they were very moist. Earlier today she pooped and it was diarrhea with blood. Just now she attempted to poop but only blood came out. She is in heat (never owned a female dog who had not been spayed) and I’m not sure if she’s been urinating immediately after pooping. I’m just overall confused. She is scheduled to see a vet within the next week but what should I do in the meantime?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are many different causes for blood in the stool from infections, parasites, poisoning, stress, anal gland issues, dietary changes among other causes; at a minimum you should have her wormed and flea & tick treatment given today by picking up something from the pet shop. Keep an eye on Goldie and ensure that she is keeping hydrated, it is possible that she is dripping blood from her vulva onto the faeces but without examining her I cannot confirm that it is the case. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Ace
Malitpoo
4 Months
Mild condition
1 found helpful
Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Gas
Blood In Stool

My little 4 pound puppy had worms and Ghardia about a month ago and the Vet gave him meds and he felt better. Now a month later he is acting normal and everything but he is starting to poop blood after his normal poop comes out and it doesn’t look like any blood is in his stool and his stomach has been rumbling a lot and he has gas. Could he still have the worms and ghardia? Or could it be his food?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Most puppies need to be treated a few times for intestinal worms, and Giardia is one that can be a little difficult to get rid of. It would be a good idea to have a fecal sample checked for Ace to see if the parasites are gone, or if they are still causing problems.

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