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My Great Dane got out of his cage while I was gone. He went all around the house and got into everything. He is a bit more than one year old. Now, several hours later, he has diarreah and is pooping blood. I am worried that he may have eaten a piece of an aluminum can. Do I need to bring him to a veternerian immediately?

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Peter, Veterinarian replied 7 months ago
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Peter, Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

Friend, if you believe he ate a piece of an aluminum can and you are seeing blood in the feces I would strongly recommend having him checked by the nearest ER vet for x-rays. If this is related to the can and it perforates the intestines the outcome is likely fatal; for this reason, it is best to not wait.

Can the bloody diarrhea be caused by something else? Yes. But, given how serious is a piece of can in the gastrointestinal tract it is best to err on the side of caution and have him checked. I realize that this answer may not be entire to your liking, and I regret being the bearer of information that you really don’t want to hear. But it would be unfair to you and unprofessional of me were I to provide you with anything less than truthful and honest information. I hope you understand.

My goal is to provide you with excellent service. If you have any follow-up questions don't hesitate to ask. If finished, please take a moment to rate my service it is how I get compensated. See you again soon!

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