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Why Would My Dog Be Pooping Blood?

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Matt Domm answered
When a dog is pooping blood it can be a sign of a number of different health problems. In order to determine the actual underlying problem it is very important that you take the dog along to the vet. When you take the dog along to the vet they will perform a number of different tests which include blood tests, faecal examinations, urinalysis exams and also x-rays in order to determine what the problem actually is. It is very important that you seek urgent veterinary attention in order to get the cause established and get treatment for the dog. 
If the faeces contain fresh blood then this will be known as Hematochezia. If it is fresh blood then it will be bright red in colour and this will allow you to easily determine it as being blood. There will often be other symptoms that will go alongside the fresh blood in the faeces and these symptoms can include lethargy, vomiting, diarrhoea and also an increase in the number of times that the bowels actually move. There are several things that can cause fresh blood to be present within the faeces and this includes bacterial infections and virus infections. This fresh blood in the faeces can also be caused due to trauma to the lower part of the bowel, cancer, allergies and also benign masses. The dog may pass dark stools that contain blood and this is blood that has been digested. These stools can be accompanied by some other symptoms that include weight loss and lack of appetite.
The course of treatment that will have to be followed by the dog will depend on the underlying cause of the blood in the stools.  The treatment options that may be followed for this problem include a change of diet, a change of medications and also added protection for the gastrointestinal tract.
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I just found out that my dog was pooping blood also.  She had been vomiting for the past couple of days also.  They tested her and said she had a stomach virus.  I think it could be from the dirty rain water and feral cats around our yard because she hasn't had all her shots while our other dog has.  She's in an animal hospital right now for 3 days and the staff were kind enough to give us a 50% discount when we asked saying we can't afford it.  Still 500 dollars is a hefty price to pay.
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There are several things that can cause bloody stool/diarrhea.  Viral infections (like parvo, especially in an unvaccinated puppy or young dog), parasites, stress, or dietary indiscretion can cause bloody stool.
Your dog needs to be examined by a veterinarian and have appropriate tests run.
At home remedies for diarrhea can include a bland diet--boiled chicken, boiled rice, or cottage cheese.  Plain yogurt and canned pumpkin are also helpful.
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There are two conditions which can cause blood in the stools of dog. Firstly, hematochezia which is presence of fresh red blood in dogs stools and secondly, melena which is presence of digested dark color stool in dogs.

If your dog is having hematochezia then it can be due to bleeding in the lower intestine. This condition can developed due to cancer, intestinal parasites, polyps, infectious agents, colitis, food allergy, dietary intolerance, rectum or colon diseases and bleeding disorders.

Melena can be due to cancer, infectious agents, bleeding disorders, metabolic diseases, ingestion of foreign material, gastrointestinal ischemia, hemorrhagic gastroenteritis, stomach ulcers, ingestion of heavy metals, and side effects of some medicines.

Diagnosis is by physical and rectal examination, urinalysis, fecal examination, coagulation profile, complete blood count, abdominal x-ray and ultrasound, and colonoscopy.

As many factors can cause bloody stools in dogs, so, it will be better to take your dog to vet for differential diagnosis and proper treatment.
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Stools of dogs containing fresh red blood and mucous if occur occasionally then not major sign of illness but regular blood in the poop of dogs can be problematic and caused by
  1. Intestinal parasites
  2. Cancer
  3. Bacterial, viral and protozoan infection
  4. Polyps in rectum and colon
  5. Food allergies
  6. Dietary intolerance
  7. Diseases of rectum, colon and anus
Some investigations are needed to diagnose properly. These can be done in laboratory. So, take your dog to vet.
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Savannah Rawr answered
You may possibly be feeding it 2 much or it could be eating rocks.
The main thing you should do is take it to the vet it may have PARVO a disease which makes an animal poop blood.
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Ingested something toxic is one possibility.  Toxic can be as simple as even some types of human food (mangos, peanuts, avocados, chocolate, onions etc)Your dog is in danger of  dehydration and loosing electrolytes. Watch him or her closely so that he she does not go into shock. It would be irresponsible to leave your dog alone at this time. Consult with a  a vet ASAP. Keep dog medical books  ( for laymen)in your home for future medical issues.Sorry , I don't currently have any books to look up. Former dog owner
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There could be a great number of reasons. It could have eaten something wrong, which is the most common reason, someone could have kicked the poor thing, or he fell, something could have hit him. You should probably take him to the vet. Bleeding is a very serious thing. Good luck.
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Reagan Sparks answered
She could have various illnesses that can range anywhere from mild, to very serious. There may be lacerations inside of your dogs anus or she may have a bad case of worms, or maybe even Parvo. There's a large number of things that could be wrong, and you need to watch for other symptoms. Try to get her into a vet soon, or at least call one.
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Most likely a fecal sample will take care of this. Puppies are born with intestinal parasites and unless properly de-wormed or treated they can cause blood in the stool. Fecal Samples are usually easy, and not too pricey. Make an appt for your vet and bring in a fresh sample for them to test
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That could mean a number of things, but usually at a young age, it means early signs of Parvo.  I would take it to the vet as soon as possible, the earlier the detection the better chances of survival.  Good-Luck
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If the pup is acting normal and eating and drinking and playful, and if its only a little bit it may be nothing and will go away. If the dog is sickly it could be Parvo, which will kill your dog.
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My dog throwing up stuff from the garbage  and peeing  dark yellow and pooping regular and has the run with little bit of blood and always sleeping and doesn't get up it just stares.

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