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My female boxer has blood in her stool, some red, some dark.

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My female boxer has blood in her stool, some red, some dark. Stool is a bit watery. This was first detected about 3 days ago. She eats raw meat twice a day and gets rawhide chews or bully sticks twice a day. Her activity level and energy level remain normal. She has an appointment with her vet tomorrow. What are the possibly causes?

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How much does she weigh?


Any vomiting?


What color are the gums?


Customer: replied 5 years ago.

no vomiting

pin and brown

From your history - it certainly sounds like there may be a a colitis.


This can be from many different causes including eating something abnormal and even certain types of infections including intestinal parasites, giardia, and coccidia.

Here is a great link that talks about colitis.

If you would like to try conservative management at home, you can try to offer a bland diet. A common bland diet is boiled chicken and rice (2/3 rice and 1/3 chicken). I would try this for about 1 week, hoping that she improves over this time. I would also recommend adding a supplement such as 1 tablespoon of bran, canned pumpkin, or metamucil as a fiber source to increase the stool consistency.

You can also consider giving 15mg of Pepcid A/C (famotidine) by mouth every 12 hours for 5 days for stomach upset. You can purchase this over the counter.

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The above is given for information only. Although I am a licensed veterinarian, I cannot legally prescribe medicines or diagnose your pet's condition without performing a physical exam. If you have concerns about your pet I would highly advise contacting your regular veterinarian.

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