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My dog has bloody diarhea but seems fine no vomiting playing

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my dog has bloody diarhea but seems fine no vomiting playing full of nergy
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Hopefully it didn't make a mess. Did your dog eat anything unusual?
Customer: not that I am aware of but he did go to the beach area and did drink water from lake ontario I think thats the problem not sure how to address his gums are pink eyes clear hes drinking his water ate raw beef today
JA: What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Dash one year and 5 months up to date with shots
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Dash?
Customer: no hes had no problems before
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 8 months ago.

Hi, I'm Dr. Peter. Welcome to JustAnswer. I'm reviewing your question now, and will post back with your reply ASAP.

Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 8 months ago.

I am sorry to learn Dash has bloody diarrhea. I will do my best to help you today. First I need to ask you a few questions so that I can be well informed and give you the best advice.

1- How long has this been going on?

2- How long since he drank water from the beach?

3- Was it salt water?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
not salt water had a firm poop this morning then later mucous poop with some signs of blood drank the water on Monday so 2 days ago
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
my phone voice is intermittent so need to stay on internet
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 8 months ago.

Thank you for answering my questions. Please give me 5-10 minutes to type your answer.

Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 8 months ago.

When there are blood and mucus in the stool it is a sign of inflammation in the large intestines. Can this be caused by drinking water from the beach? Yes. Other possible causes are parasites, ingestion of a foreign body, infections, etc. In this case, I would recommend a hands-on exam with your family vet and fecal analysis as an initial screening test. In the meantime, this is what you can do:

1- Do not give things like Pepto Bismol or Imodium.

2- No food or water for 6-8 hours, need to give his gastrointestinal tract time to rest. Then, offer a 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 him back into his regular diet.

3- Supplement with a probiotic, these are friendly bacteria that help with regularity and inflammation. You can buy this over the counter in any pet store.

4- Follow up with your family veterinarian for a hands on examination and fecal analysis. In addition, your vet may start him on a medication called Flagyl.

My goal is to provide you with excellent service - I hope I've provided the information you were seeking, if you feel you have received anything less, please reply back as I am happy to address follow-up questions. Kindly rate me when you are done.

Dr. Peter