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Hello this is Dr. Holloway but you can call me Dr. H, and I am a licensed veterinarian.
I understand that your pet Ellie had a beef bone that has been giving her a stomach and intestinal upset for the past 48 hrs. Based on your description she has had normal signs of hemorrhagic gastroenteritis (bloody stool + vomiting) that is commonly caused by eating something like a beef bone. The irritation to her GI lining causes the few drops of blood that you are seeing.
I don' see any concern for a blockage here based on your description.
Is she otherwise acting normal? Alert?
- Dr. H
Although intestinal perforation is possible with any sharp object ingestion, typically the signs of perforation include severe lethargy, abdominal pain, excessive vomiting, and a nearly unresponsive pet.
Yes it sure can cause normal followed by abnormal stool because one part of the intestines is affected while the other isn't. Causing the separate stool consistencies.
You are very welcome for the advice. Glad to help! She can wait until tomorrow for treatment. : )
You can feed her a bland diet of boiled chicken and rice or cottage cheese to help ease her stomach and intestines until her appt.
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