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Welcome and thanks for asking your question. My name is***** am a licensed veterinarian. I am happy to answer your question today. First I need to ask you a few questions so that I can be well informed and give you the best advice.
1- How old is your dog?
2- Any pre existing medical conditions?
3- Did your dog get into anything or eat something out of the ordinary?
4- Any other symptoms?
Friend, I am sorry for the delay in response I was offline by the time you came back. In response to your question, when we see bloody diarrhea this is a sign of inflammation in the colon (large intestines). It will be difficult for me to determine the exact underlying cause without a hands on examination and some testing. But, common causes are: Dietary indiscretion, ingestion of a foreign body, infections, or even part of a systemic disease to name a few causes. To determine the exact underlying cause she will need a hands on examination by a veterinarian, xrays and fecal analysis as initial screening test. I would try to get her in to see family vet before Friday. In the meantime this is what you can do:1- Do not give things like Pepto Bismol or imodium.2- No food or water for 8-12 hours, need to give her gastrointestinal tract time to rest. Then, offer small amount of water followed by a diet of rice (75%) and boiled boneless chicken or ground beef (25%) until the stool is back to normal then wean her back into her regular diet. Keep her indoors in a cool room and no exercise when fasting.3- Supplement with a probiotic (fortiflora), these are friendly bacteria that help with regularity. You can buy this over the counter in any pet store.4- Follow up with your family veterinarian for a hands on examination.Please do not forget to rate my answer - I hope you found it to be excellent. If there’s more I can do, please use the reply tab and let me know. It’s my goal to provide you with excellent service." Thank you for your business and I hope to work with you again soon!Dr. Peter