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1- How much does he weigh?
2- Is he currently on any medications?
3- How old is your dog?
4- Any pre existing medical conditions?
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Friend, the mucus is a sign of inflammation in the gastrointestinal tract. The presence of blood suggest there is something damaging the wall of either the esophagus, stomach or first part of the small intestines. Common causes are: Ulcers, infections, ingestion of a foreign body or even part of a systemic disease. To determine the exact underlying cause he will need xrays and blood work by family vet as initial screening test. In the meantime, keep him on the Pepcid AC (famotidine) 10mg 1/4 tablet every 12 hours. In addition, change his diet to a bland diet of rice and boiled boneless chicken or ground beef.
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Great, keep him on the pepcid ac as described above.
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I didn't know she had diarrhea, I am sorry. Do Not give things like Pepto Bismol it will make the bleeding worst. This is what you can do:
1- Do not give things like Pepto Bismol or imodium. You see, stopping the diarrhea with medication can make things worst if this is related to an infection or ingestion of a foreign body.2- No food or water for 6-8 hours, need to give her gastrointestinal tract time to rest. Then, offer small amount of water followed by a diet of rice (75%) and boiled boneless chicken or ground beef (25%) until the stool is back to normal then wean her back into her regular diet.3- Supplement with a probiotic (fortiflora), these are friendly bacteria that help with regularity. You can buy this over the counter in any pet store.4- Follow up with your family veterinarian for a hands on examination.Dr. Peter