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If there is fresh blood in the feces, it could be one of several things. The most common and most likely problem is colitis ( Inflammation in the colon). Colitis is caused by certain parasites, stress, food change or dietary indiscretion (ate something he shouldn't have). If he is NOT vomiting and acting normally otherwise, you can try to give him Imodium over the counter. More serious causes of blood in the feces would be a colon tumor, or a problem clotting blood. You should have your vet check a stool sample to try to determine the cause.
Her stool about I'd say several days ago.. was mahogany color like... like mixed in. Then her stool was fine for a few days after that. Then last night it seemed like it was a mix of mucous like (jelly like) stool with red in it.. almost looked like she was pooping up strawberry jam.. not all of her poop looked that way. She went fine the first time.. waited a couple of minutes then went again that time is when it came out that way. Was very odd in my opinion. I would imagine it would be all the crap she finds to eat. Anything in sight basically. Shes a beagle and still untrained yesterday made three weeks since I adopted her
I am glad she is on heartgard, it will take care of most parasites for you. Is she on any medication from the spay? Like pain meds? If so, it could also cause the colitis so you should stop it. As for the Imodium, get the tablets and give her 1 tablets every 8 to 12 hours. If the colitis is not improving within 24 hours, take her to the vet if you can. I am so proud of you for getting her from the shelter!!!!! Dr. Karen
Yes the rimadyl is prn so don't give any if she doesn't need it. I am glad she seems to be acting fine. As for the advantix, we use it all the time and haven't had any real problems. You just shouldn't use it if you have cats around the dogs. My husband and I have 5 shelter dogs and no kids yet so I know what you mean! Have a good weekend, Dr Karen