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My father has an elderly dog that is 11. He is an old

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My father has an elderly dog that is 11. He is an old English bulledog and for the past few days he has quit eating and is having blood in his stool which has been diahrea. He was taken to the emergency vet a few days ago and given tremadol and an antibiotic but it seems to be of little help. The x rays did not show anything other than he suffers from a bad case of arthritis. The first day he began to display problems we found him laying on his side panting heavily and unable to get up almost like he was in shock. He is very well cared for and has lived inside his entire life and only goes out to use the restroom and whenever we are in the yard. He is up to date on all of his vaccines and heartworm prevention as well.
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Could be a lot of things that cause lethargy. The Veterinarian will know how to help the dog. What is the dog's name?
Customer: Deisel.
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Deisel?
Customer: I don't think there is much more. He just seems miserable and it was so sudden. He's never displayed any of these signs.
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 6 months ago.

Hello, JACustomer. I have been a Veterinary Nurse for over 15 years and would be happy to help you today. I'm reviewing your question right now.

Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 6 months ago.

1) What antibiotic is he taking?
2) Did the bloody stool occur before or after the antibiotic and tramadol was started?
3) Any vomiting?
4) Was any bloodwork performed at the visit?