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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience
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Our 7lb Yorkie is a healthy 5 yr old who just had s annual

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Customer: ***** *****. Our 7lb Yorkie is a healthy 5 yr old who just had his annual checkup.
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: Last night he woke me up to go out around midnight. An hour ago he had
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Customer: blood in his stool but ate normally at breakfast
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

Can you tell me, please, if your Yorkie's stool that had blood in it (hematochezia) was formed or diarrheic? Can you think of anything he may have ingested that might have irritated his GI tract? His eating normally this morning is a positive prognostic sign and his stools may normalize unaided within 36 hours.