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Welcome to Justanswer! I am Dr. Altman and happy to assist you both today!First, congratulations on your new addition! I hope you and Lexi have many happy years together!Next, blood in the stool can be serious so if this is not subsiding or progressing then please have her seen by your veterinarian asap. These signs can lead to more concerning signs and we definitely do not want this to progress to severe illness. Below is more information on hemorrhagic gastroenteritis or HGEhttp://www.petplace.com/article/dogs/diseases-conditions-of-dogs/stomach-intestine-liver-or-pancreas/hemorrhagic-gastroenteritis-hge
- Begin Pepcid 0.25 mg/ pound (famotidine) every 12 hours for 3 days to help settle his stomach - Wait 12 hours to feed to allow the gi contractions to subside that are causing the bloody stools- Mix white rice with boiled lean meat such as chicken which is high in fiber but also bland to the intestinal tract and enticing to the appetite as well in small more frequent meals. No regular dog food please. You can add water to ensure that she is not becoming dehydrated but you also want to do water in moderation because large amounts of water will increase risk of vomiting- If she is up to it, getting up and walking. Walks are great in reducing gi spasms, nausea, and entice the appetite but if he is not up for it that is also alright. Just in the backyard with her age- Once stools begin to form again you can slowly add the new diet into the mixture over a week to ensure we are minimizing further gi upset with the new food once againIndications of cause for concern:- Gums are pale, yellow, brick red and sticky indicating dehydration- Vomiting or diarrhea with blood in it that is progressing or not resolving in the next 2-4 hours- Increased lethargy or difficulty getting comfortable- Swollen abdomen- Respiratory rate > 60 while at rest- Temperature rectally <99 or >103.5- No interest in food for 24+ hours- No urination for 12+ hours- Trembling without resolution for more than an hour- Productive coughing- Taking a "play bow" or what looks like a downward dog position which is abdominal distressI hope this information is helpful. Please let me know how else I can assist you both today and I truly hope Lexi is feeling better soon.
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Please let me know if I can be of any further assistance to you both today! I am signing off for the night but hopefully his gi bleeding has subsided
Good afternoon, I thought I would see if Lexi is doing better and her stools are starting to form again? I would love an update when you are able...