My Dog Has Diarrhea With Blood In It. What Could This Be? I Was A Way For Three Nights And My Dog Started After He Came Up To My Apt And Then Was Brought Back Down To My Neighbors.


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Rebecca Hunt answered
There are quite a few reasons why your dog might have blood in its diarrhea or bowel movements. Any of the reasons stated here should be immediately seen by a vet to diagnose. Dogs cannot speak for themselves so when you see something as alarming as blood you need to ensure the symptom is treated and a cause is diagnosed.

Medications can create blood in the bowel movements of dogs. It usually means the drug is interacting with the dog's system and either creating strain or too many bowel movements that will lead to hemorrhoid-like issues in dogs. If these cysts burst they can leave blood in the urine.

Your dog may have eaten something it should not have that is now creating a problem in the intestinal track and showing up as blood in the bowel movements. It would mean a tear in the lining has occurred, making things very painful.

Blood can also be a result of a parasite that causes diarrhea and blood. These parasites are internal and need to be removed in order to protect your dog.

Injuries to the dog can also lead to bloody bowel issues. As a pet owner it is your responsibility to take your pet to the vet immediately when something unnatural occurs like bloody diarrhea. You do not want them to suffer and if it is an injury you need to know it in order to get it fixed, healed, and to prevent your dog from dying due to complications.

Parasites can also lead to death so be aware and protect your pet with treatment from a vet. They will take samples of the stool to determine if there are parasites. They will also do a physical exam to look for painful areas.
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Anonymous answered
I have heard from my vet to not feed my dog for the rest of that day, but make sure it has water to drink. And then the next couple of days feed it bland food, such as rice and chicken (cooked). Your dog may have eaten something that it's body did not agree with, try and think back. It could also be related to giving it bones.
Hope this helps...

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There is a disease called HGE Hemorrhagic Gastroenteritis. Many dogs suffer from it. Its most notable symptom is sudden attack of bloody diarrhea on a healthy dog. Other symptoms its carries are: Vomiting, not eating (anorexia), and listlessness (slowness). What causes HGE?

At this time, the exact grounds of this disease are unknown. There are numerous hypotheses - diet, a bacterial virus or bacterial toxin, virus, reaction to an intestinal parasite, etc. - but nothing has been proven. Stress may play a function in the development of HGE.

Dogs that have an episode of HGE may be prone to a different incident. Many dogs never experience HGE.

It occurs in young dogs mostly ranging from 2-4 years. Mostly small size breeds get affected from it. Most dogs recover from it on proper treatment. Few other diseases also show such symptoms like:

1. Gastrointestinal ulcers
2. Colitis
3. Parvovirus
4. Coronavirus
5. Campylobacter sp (bacteria)
6. Salmonella sp (bacteria)
7. Clostridium sp (bacteria)
8. Escherichia coli (bacteria)
9. Leptospirosis
10. Whipworms
11. Hookworms
12. Coccidiosis
13. Giardiasis
14. Warfarin (rat poison) toxicity
15. Thromobocytopenia (low platelets)
16. Gastrointestinal cancer
17. Hypoadrenocorticism
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I hope now that your pup is ok. Take your dog, along with a stool sample to a vet. Make sure your dog is properly fed, watered, and sheltered. If you can not afford a vet - call your local humane society and tell them what your situation is.
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Anonymous answered
My dog does as well, it has been going on for 4 days. We are very worried because our other dog that is around the sick dog has seem to have diarrhea too, after the weekend of being sick. We don't know what to do. :(
Jacquelyn Mathis Profile
You aren't supposed to feed dogs chicken bones of any size, especially neck!!! There are too many shards that  break off and perforate the lining of the stomach and the intestines. You NEED TO GET THE DOG TO THE VET!!! Especially considering his age. Hope this helps, good luck!
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Bloody diarrhea can be the result of stress colitis--this could be from your being gone.  Call your veterinarian's office--depending upon when your dog was last seen and how sick he is they may allow you to drop off a fecal sample. 
Vomiting, anorexia, and lethargy along with diarrhea make his condition more serious and he will need an exam.
Diarrhea is often mild and self-limiting but if it does not resolve in 2-3 days or when blood is present usually needs to be treated with medication.
thanked the writer.
Anonymous commented
I took my dog to the vet before I received any answers. He is on 3 meds and had a lot of tests. The vet did say that me being gone probably had a lot to do with it. He is doing much better already. Today there wasn't any blood in his stool and he (knock on wood) hasn't thrown up today. He is being very difficult taking his meds though lol.
Will know more tomorrow after the test results are done
Thank you all for your answers :-)
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Anonymous answered
Bloody diarrhea in dogs is always indication of serious health issue. Three common conditions that can cause bloody diarrhea in dogs are given below.
  1. Parvo
  2. Garbage ingestion
  3. Hemorrhagic gastroenteritis
As you know that parvo is a an contagious and viral infection in dogs that can cause bloody diarrhea because virus can attack on intestine and lymphoid tissues of the dogs. This conditions should be managed and handled by the vet.

Garbage and spoiled foods are rich source of bacteria that can cause GI tract infection in dogs leading to bloody diarrhea if ingested. Hemorrhagic gastroenteritis in dogs can be due to autoimmune disease, poisonous agents and unknown causes.

So, your dog needs to be investigated for the proper cause of bloody diarrhea because treatment depends upon underlying cause. Take your dog to vet.
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Then have the vet give you a sedative for the dog so that you can take him in without the trauma. But you do need to have him seen. Hope this helps, good luck to you and the pup.
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My dog has diarrhea with blood in it. It was started 3 days ago and the blood two days. He hasn't thrown up anything and he has eaten a little each day.
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I'm a veterinarian,
feed it with the vitamin of trico with in three days,
but if it's not effective consult a veterinarian like me

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My dog has got black runny stools and has been sick with loss of appetite she is up to date with injections
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Diarrhea is officially defined as an increase in the volume and/or fluidity of feces or an increase in the frequency of defecation. Dietary management often forms a major part of the diagnosis and treatment of cases. Other than surgical treatments for problems such as obstructions, a number of medical treatments may also be used. These include antibiotics for specific infections and 'antibiotic responsive enteropathy', anti-parasitic treatments, anti-inflammatory drugs (most commonly corticosteroids) and immunosuppressive treatments. Don't worry

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