Thank you for your prompt response. This has been maybe 2-3 weeks that I have noticed this change, and otherwise he is energetic, and normal and sweet as usual. He does not have pre-existing conditions. He has not been neutered (he was a show-dog, breeder - I got him two years ago). I hope this helps, Zsuzsa
Yes, especially at the beginning there seems to be mucus in the feces, but not afterward. Swelling is not visible on the outside, and I don't "see" hemorrhoid on the outside. He seems to strain a lot at the beginning, or sometimes during the walk without anything coming out - which is new.
Thank you so much for your thorough answer. I will do as you suggested, and am glad that it's not something more serious :) Thanks, XXXXX XXXXX have a good day. I won't forget to give an excellent rating, and will be back on this site, for sure. Zsuzsa
Thank you very much for the follow up, that is very kind and reassuring ofyou. After the first day things looked promising, but today, it seemedlike a major constipation day, with just blood droplets at the beginning(no stool for the first half of the day, not during the walk, which I canmonitor vs. the garden). So I changed the rice/beef diet to a grain freedry food diet, which turns out I have had him all along. As of this evening(Los Angeles) we had some "poop." We are at 24 hours, so I'll wait outthe 48 hours, as you suggested before taking any other action. Got theprobiotics, as you suggested but thought I do the deworming when this phaseis back in order. Question: is there a reason you suggested the particular"dewormer" or can I get another brand? Thanks, again, and kind regards,Zsuzsa
Thank you very much, Dr. Peter. I think I'll have to take Levi to the local doctor after all - his blood drops don't seem to abide, and he is straining a lot. Thank you for your recommendation - I will get Panacur, and will definitely back on your site. It's wonderful to get expert answers, and a follow-up! Have a great weekend, Zsuzsa
Dear Dr. Peter:
To let you know: The "weekend" doctor did a rectal and other examinations on Levi, and does not know what really is going on. A lot of blood streamed down as she did the rectal, did not feel anything unusual in the area, except "bumpy," skin where the blood collected. The feces have blood. They did a bunch of tests, the results of which will be available Monday. She asked me to go back to meet with the "other" doctor to get better answers. So $350 later we don't know more, and it is possible he has a severe colitis just as you said. :) Zsuzsa
Thank you so much for the conversations, and I would be very glad to contribute again; you spent a lot of time on Levi. The latest is that all his tests were perfect: Xrays, blood-tests, stool test. The only thing they found is an enlarged prostate. (He is still intact. When I adopted him 2 years ago he was, and the breader suggested not to do anything about it. He was a show dog and sired many, I guess). The best news is, that it seems he is almost fully back to normal: except a small initial " dark blood plug" his stool is perfect. It seems that the pouch full of blood near his rectum is healing, and he no longer has urgency without actually eliminating. So, I really appreciate your insight and advice, and hope to ask for you next time I have questions (I'll just find this conversation and initiate a new question?). I have not yet done the deworming (have to get the medicine on amazon), but will do asap. Please let me know how I can contribute, and thanks, again, Zsuzsa
Thank you very much!