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Experience:  AAS Vet Tech. Bully breed rehab & Behavior modification
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My dog wont move and shes been bleeding all night from her

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My dog wont move and shes been bleeding all night from her anus
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Could be a lot of things that cause lethargy. The Veterinarian will know how to help your dog. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Shes just laying there wimpering
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about your dog?
Customer: Marley shes not even 1
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Lisa replied 7 months ago.

Hello! My name is ***** ***** it will be my pleasure to help you with your dog today.

Expert:  Lisa replied 7 months ago.

What kind of dog is Marley?

Has she had all her vaccines?

Has she been eating/drinking normally?

Any vomiting or diarrhea lately?

Has she had any new foods, treats or people food?

Does she ever eat non food items like toys, socks, towels, etc?

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Yorkie, yes vomiting and diarrhea
Expert:  Lisa replied 7 months ago.

Has she had vaccines?

Did you notice any blood in the vomit or diarrhea?

How old is she?

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
shes 1
yes vaccines are up to date. she may have ate chicken bones
Expert:  Lisa replied 7 months ago.

When did she get into the chicken bones?

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
yesterday afternoon
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Is there anything i can do?
Expert:  Lisa replied 7 months ago.

Thanks for the additional information. I really appreciate it.

You have every right to be concerned. Your dog is showing all the classic symptoms of an intestinal obstruction...the vomiting, diarrhea, lethargy and bloody rectum immediately after ingesting anything in the days after eating a bone are HUGE warning signs that your vet needs to be seen by a vet immediately.

An intestinal obstruction (likely caused by the bone) is what happens when the dog ingests something that is too big or too bulky to pass through the digestive tract the normal way. It gets stuck on one of the turns in the intestines and stops the flow of everything, causing your dog to get sicker and sicker until the intestine ruptures (if left untreated).

This is something that is absolutely, positively worth the drive to the emergency vet on a Sunday. Since your dog is already showing signs of obstruction I would strongly urge you to NOT wait until morning to have her seen...intestinal obstructions can turn fatal very quickly, so time is of the essence here.

At the emergency vet, they'll take an x-ray to see where the obstruction is and if it's still high up in the digestive tract, they'll have to remove it surgically.

You can read more about obstructions below:

I hope everything works out.

Expert:  Lisa replied 6 months ago.

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?