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I have a 4yr old Rat Terrier, passed a normal stool, then had

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I have a 4yr old Rat Terrier, passed a normal stool, then had small amount of diarrhea followed by 3 distinctly bright red drops of blood. No hx of previous problems, is fed only dog food (blueBuffalo chix w/brown rice) w/very small pieces, usually shredded, Waggin Trail (Purina) chic jerky tenders. Appears normal in behavior, energy, however feels a little warm head, ears, nose.
Submitted: 1 year ago via Dog-Health-Guide.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 1 year ago.
Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you today. I do apologize that your question was not answered before. Different experts come online at various times; I just came online, read about your wee one’s situation, and wanted to help.
Again I do apologize that my colleagues could not aid you sooner. If you would still like assistance, can you tell me:
Did he strain to pass that diarrhea?
Has he been scooting his bottom on the ground?
Any lumps, sores, or redness around his rectum?
Are his gums nice and pink (not white/pale)? Moist or sticky?
If you press on his belly, does he have any tensing, tenderness, discomfort, or pain?
Could he have eaten anything he should not have (ie bones, stones, socks, toys, plants, chemicals, human meds, etc)?
When was he last wormed?