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Carole Cocagne
Carole Cocagne, Veterinarian
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Experience:  Veterinarian at Swartz Creek Veterinary Hospital
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My ten week old french bulldog puppy, does not know when he

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Hi my ten week old french bulldog puppy , does not know when he needs a poo just pours out , very runny all the time , plus now blood as well , only had him a week today , got another and hes fine , any help i would be grateful
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the bulldog's name?
Customer: Blue
JA: Is there anything else the veterinarian should be aware of about Blue?
Customer: No dont think so , he is small but eats well , plays fine
Submitted: 23 days ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Carole Cocagne replied 23 days ago.

Hi I'm Dr. Carole and I'm a small animal veterinarian. I'm sorry to hear about Blue. French Bulldogs are my favorite. Puppies have problems with diarrhea commonly and for a number of reasons. The most concerning problem may be parvo virus which causes bloody diarrhea, vomiting and dehydration. These puppies are usually very ill and need immediate medical attention because some puppies can pass away from parvo. It is also highly contagious to other puppies or unvaccinated dogs. There is an easy test to check for this. Also intestinal parasites can cause diarrhea so I would have a veterinarian check the stool and give an appropriate dewormer. Things like roundworms, hookworms, giardia, and coccidia can cause severe diarrhea. Also bacterial infections can cause this and an antibiotic would be needed. You may want to try a bland diet of boiled chicken or hamburger and rice along with some canned pumpkin to help with the diarrhea. Let me know if you have further questions.

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Expert:  Carole Cocagne replied 23 days ago.

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