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my dog is bleeding out of the ass, and keeps thoughing up? And he seems unable to have a crap
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Dog Veterinarian: CriticalCareVet, ER/ICU Specialist replied 7 years ago
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How often is he vomiting?

How much does he weigh?

When did this all start?
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2 times in the last hour, 75lbs, 3 hours ago

Dog Veterinarian: CriticalCareVet, ER/ICU Specialist replied 7 years ago
From your history - it certainly sounds like there may be a gastroenteritis or colitis, or even a hemorrhagic 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 link on the hemorrhagic component.
http://www.petplace.com/dogs/hemorrhagic-gastroenteritis-hge/page1.aspx

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 he improves over this time.

I would also recommend adding a supplement such as 1 tablespoons 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.

BUT - if the signs do continue or worsen, having x-rays performed to make sure there is not a blockage or a belly problem would be best!

I hope this information helps! PLEASE let me know...
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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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