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I have a 8 month old Chihuahua I.G. mix. Monday he went to

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I have a 8 month old Chihuahua I.G. mix. Monday he went to the vet to get his rabbis and first set of shots. Today he is throwing up blood or pooping blood...he's attitude isn't any different....but the amount of blood I'm really concerned..what should I do? I have picture of what he did.
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Here is a pic of him
Expert:  Richard Rawling replied 1 month ago.

Hi, i`m Richard, a Veterinarian from the UK. Hopefully I can help today.
I apologise for the delay in responding to your question, it seems there were no experts available when you posted your question. If you still need advice I am here to help.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
I need advice, should I take to Dr or wait it out..what is possibly wrong
Expert:  Richard Rawling replied 1 month ago.

Have you seen blood in his vomit?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
That's what I thought was in the picture I sent
Expert:  Richard Rawling replied 1 month ago.

Is the picture vomit or poop?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
I thought it was poop but my dog is tiny so I don't know
Expert:  Richard Rawling replied 1 month ago.

It does look like poop, rather than vomit but it can be difficult to tell. How is his appetite?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
He drinks and eats but not as much...he did poop this morning it was hard
Expert:  Richard Rawling replied 1 month ago.

Is he straining to poop?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
he does...today he looks better and his poop is solid
Expert:  Richard Rawling replied 1 month ago.

Apologies for the delay in replying, I have been offline for a few days. How is he doing just now?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
He seems to be the same but he's poop is solid but squishy dark out side green inside
Expert:  Richard Rawling replied 1 month ago.

So no further signs of blood? Is he still straining?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
He does strain and I believe the dark stool is blood
Expert:  Richard Rawling replied 1 month ago.

Is he still eating?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
When I see him eat...he acts like he starving
Expert:  Richard Rawling replied 1 month ago.

Sounds like he has a good appetite then!

I suspect the signs you are seeing are due to colitis. This is simply inflammation of the large bowel. The straining, blood in stool and mucus on his stools are all classic signs of colitis. It sounds like he is showing some signs of improvement so that is good. I would advise feeding a light diet for the next few days - plain boiled chicken and rice, a little scrambled egg, plain white fish or light cottage cheese.
This can help take the strain off an irritated digestive system and help things settle down.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Thank you so much for sticking with me and Poppy!!
Expert:  Richard Rawling replied 1 month ago.

You are very welcome. How is he doing?