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He's 5 months old and is pooping bloody water, Chiweenie…

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He's 5 months old...

He's 5 months old and is pooping bloody water

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'm sorry to hear that. What sort of animal are we talking about?

Chiweenie shephard

Veterinarian's Assistant: Maybe I'm confused. I thought you had a problem with a pet. Is that correct?

Yes, his dad was full.blood Australian Shepherd mom was half chihuahua half dachshund

Veterinarian's Assistant: What is the Shepherd's name?

Baby Blue

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about the Shepherd?

Been vomiting water and sometimes foamy since about 3 this aftermoon

Veterinarian's Assistant: Hopefully it didn't make a mess. Did the Shepherd eat anything unusual?

Grass

Submitted: 11 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Altman, Veterinarian replied 11 months ago
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Welcome to Justanswer! I am Dr. Altman and happy to assist you both today! Please give me a few moments to type my response to your question!

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Altman, Veterinarian replied 11 months ago

I am so sorry your dog has some gi upset today. I can give you some basic guidelines for today but if there is no improvement then please consider a veterinary er since these signs are signs of colitis (inflammation of the colon). If Baby Blue has not been fully vaccinated for Parvo and Distemper then this is even more urgent to get him seen asap. This can lead to more concerning illness and we definitely do not want this to progress. Below is more information on hemorrhagic gastroenteritis or HGE

http://www.petplace.com/article/dogs/diseases-conditions-of-dogs/stomach-intestine-liver-or-pancreas/hemorrhagic-gastroenteritis-hge

If he has had his puppy series of vaccinations then you can try the below only if not clinical for urgent care listed further below

- Begin Pepcid 0.25 mg/ pound (famotidine) every 12 hours for 3 days to help settle the stomach

- Wait 12 hours to feed to allow the gi contractions to subside that are causing the bloody stools

- Mix white rice with boiled lean meat such as chicken which is high in fiber but also bland to the intestinal tract and enticing to the appetite as well in small more frequent meals. No regular dog food please. You can add water to ensure that there is no dehydration but you also want to do water in moderation because large amounts of water will increase risk of vomiting

- If you are able, getting up and walk. Walks are great in reducing gi spasms, nausea, and entice the appetite but if not up for it that is also alright

Indications of cause for concern:

- Gums are pale, yellow, brick red and sticky indicating dehydration

- Vomiting or diarrhea with blood in it that is progressing or not resolving in the next 2-4 hours

- Increased lethargy or difficulty getting comfortable

- Swollen abdomen

- Respiratory rate > 60 while at rest

- Temperature rectally <99 or >103.5

- No interest in food for 24+ hours

- No urination for 12+ hours

- Trembling without resolution for more than an hour

- Productive coughing

- Taking a "play bow" or what looks like a downward dog position which is abdominal distress

I hope this information is helpful. Please let me know how else I can assist you both today and I truly hope your dog is feeling better soon.

If you have more questions or if I can help in any other way, please do not hesitate to ask! If you would like to accept my answer, please press RATE OUR CONVERSATION (I am not compensated in any other way). Bonuses are always welcome. Thanks!

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Altman, Veterinarian replied 11 months ago

I am glad to see you were able to view my responses

Please let me know if I can be of any further assistance to you both today, I am online another hour this evening

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Altman, Veterinarian replied 11 months ago

Good evening, I wanted to check in on your little Baby Blue to see how he was feeling and if he is doing better? I would love an update when you are able

If the information I have provided was helpful I would be grateful if you would rate our chat with the stars at the top of the screen so I am compensated for my time. Thank you and best of luck to you both, truly!

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Altman, Veterinarian replied 10 months ago
Hi,

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

Dr. Altman
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