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dog: is 6 months old..little runs, slimy and tiny blood.

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My dog is 6 months old. She don't want to eat. She got little runs, slimy and tiny blood. She is also in heat, but don't blead yet. She just was at the vet this week. She has all her shots and treatments.
Submitted: 11 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  NancyH replied 11 years ago.
Sometimes shots or heartworm pills can put a dog off eating. If you didn't have your vet check a stool sample on this visit she may also have a parasite issue such as worms or coccidia. Coccidia is a protozoan parasite and sometimes just giving the dog its shots will trigger the symptoms even though the dog had the parasite previously.
If she is still refusing to eat by tomorrow call your vet again.
You can try her on a bland diet to see if this helps get her interesed in eating.
You can make a bland diet by mixing 1/3 boiled meat with the fat removed (hamburger or chicken) to 2/3 cooked rice for her meals.
You can also replace the water in her food bowl with pedialyte or with a mix of 1 liter of water with 2 tablespoons sugar and 1 teaspoon salt to help her retain fluids.
Dogs normally bleed when they first come into heat and then the discharge changes color to straw color and then clear.
Hope this helps you!
Customer: replied 11 years ago.
Reply to Nancy Holmes's Post: she been check her stool.She don't bleed yet. Just her stool is slimy and tiny blood in it. She plays, running behind me, but will not eat.
Expert:  NancyH replied 11 years ago.
Then the next worry would be if she has swallowed a toy or a foreign object of some sort that is causing her digestive upset and to refuse to eat. Missing any toys or balls or socks or bits of stick or bone? Any of those can cause a serious issue that would keep her from eating and would give her diarrhea.
If you think she may have swallowed something this is a serious situation and you need to get her back to the vet.
You can read about other causes of diarrhea here
http://www.thepetprofessor.com/secArticles/dog/Dog's_with_Diarrhea.asp

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