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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 44 years of experience
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Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Veterinary
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
I just bought a five month old Pomsky last night. His stools were a little loose but he seems fine very playful he woke me up at 3:30 this morning and he had really runny diarrhea with some blood. What should I do?
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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 9 months ago.

I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. Gastrointestinal parasitism is the the most likely cause of Charlie's diarrhea and hematochezia (blood in the stool). This is a good time to have a vet perform a thorough physical exam including a fecal ova and parasite exam on your new puppy. Bring a sample of the diarrhea with you to Charlie's appointment. I would expect Charlie to be presumptively wormed for the nematodes (roundworms, hookworms, whipworms) with either pyrantel pamoate or fenbendazole and ponazuril pescribed if coccidia were found in his stool sample. Fenbendazole also addresses the protozoan Giardia. Both coccidia and Giardia are known to cause diarrhea with hematochezia.

I regret that my state board of veterinary examiners doesn't allow me to speak to customers by phone in this venue. Please stay in this conversation if you wish.