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Dr. Michael Salkin
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She had a that was almost all clotted blood, no foul odour,

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she had a bm that was almost all clotted blood, no foul odour
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Zoey and she is 4 years old
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Zoey?
Customer: She often has constipation and at times she has short quik sudden movements like she has a bad gas bubble or something
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Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 5 months ago.

Hematochezia (blood in the stool) almost always indicates a colitis but doesn't tell us the etiology of that inflammation in the colon. How is Zoey otherwise - appetent? vomiting? lethargic? normal? Is there a history of a dietary indiscretion - eating something new, inappropriate, spoiled, or a non-food item? Does Zoey have a history of gastrointestinal distress other than constipation? What does her diet consist of, please?

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