Customer: 2 weeks ago, my dog was straining to use the bathroom for a long time, to the point that his rectum was super swollen and bleeding
slightly. i brought him to the vet and they said he was impacted and had gastroenteritus. he was never vomitting or had diarrhea. they completely cleaned him out, gave him an enema, and put him on metonidazole for 2weeks. he seems to feel normal, and is eating and drinking fine, but his rectum is bleeding. it isnt gushing blood, and the blood isnt dark as if it were coming from inside of him. So in less than 24 hours, i got him a cone so he cant mess with it, have been with-holding food to maybe give him a break, been putting antibacterial/antimicrobial cream on his butt, and giving him dog asprin to reduce any inflammation. It was just yesterday that i started all that, thinking maybe it is just fisures from the inflammation and irritation of using the bathroom, but after the last vet visit, i dont have much money to spend to take him back. I need to know if i should continue with what i came up with last night, or if this is worrisome and i need to do everything to get him back to the vet
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: he is an almost 4 year old standard poodle
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