Dog Veterinary

Ask a dog vet and get answers to your dog health questions

Ask a Dog Veterinarian,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Dog has dirrehea with some blood. He ate part of a

Customer Question
Dog has dirrehea with...

Dog has dirrehea with some blood. He ate part of a Gabapentin pills. Seems fine is hungry.

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'm sorry to hear that. The Expert will know if the dog will be able to digest that. What is the dog's name and age?

Samson almost 2 weights 64 pounds is a boxer

Veterinarian's Assistant: How old is Samson?

Almost 4 years sorry typo

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

He ate it yesterday evening

Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Answered in 1 minute by:
11/26/2017
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. B., Veterinarian replied 8 months ago
Dr. B.
Dr. B., Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 23,438
Experience: Hello, I am a small animal veterinarian and am happy to discuss any concerns & questions you have on any species.
Verified

Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you today.

How much blood are you seeing (spoonful, more or less)?

What color is the stool?

How many hours ago did he have the Gabapentin? How many milligrams?

Are his gums pink or white/pale? Moist or sticky?

If you press on his belly, any tensing, tenderness, discomfort, or pain?

Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Less than a spoon full. Gums pink kinda sticky I guess. Stool is brown. Doesn't seem like any pain.
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. B., Veterinarian replied 8 months ago

Hello again,

First, I am glad to hear it was just a small amount and that Samson is otherwise comfortable. In that case, we'd be less worried about hemorrhagic diarrhea agents but more suspicious that his signs are due to a include bacterial or viral gastroenteritis, colitis, parasites/protozoa infections, or dietary indiscretion.

With this all in mind, we'd want to start some supportive care at this stage. First, you can try an easily digestible diet like cooked white rice with boiled chicken, boiled white fish, cottage cheese, scrambled eggs, or meat baby food (as long as its garlic/onion free). There are also OTC vet diets that can be used (ie Hill’s I/D or Royal Canin’s sensitivity) too. The aim of these diets is that they will be better tolerated/absorbed by the compromised gut. Therefore, it should get more nutrients in and result in less GI upset/diarrhea. Fiber (ie canned pumpkin) and OTC probiotics (ie Benebac, Fortiflora) can be added to these meals to firm those loose stools quicker and support digestion. As long as improvement is being seen, I usually advise continuing this until signs are settled, and then weaning slowly back to your normal diet.

Furthermore, if he is very loose, you can give Samson a pet safe anti-diarrheal. As I am sure you appreciate, these would not be a cure for infectious issues; but it can still be of benefit. It will reduce diarrhea load, allow the body to absorb more water/nutrients, and soothe the upset gut. In regards ***** ***** options, the one we most commonly use is Kaolin/Kaopectate (More Info/Dose @ http://www.petplace.com/article/drug-library/library/over-the-counter/kaolin-and-pectin-kapectolin-k-p)). This is available OTC at most pharmacies. Otherwise, Propectalin, Canikur, Fast Balance, and Protexin Pro-Fiber (all OTC at vets, pet stores, and even Amazon) would be another option. All will slow diarrhea and those last ones have the added bonus of providing support to the delicate good GI bacteria. So, these can be used as a short-term means of soothing his upset GI.

Overall, his signs do raise some concerns but we'd not be worried about the Gabapentin at this point if it was yesterday he had this. Instead the above is more likely causing these signs. So, we’d want to start the above supportive now. If he doesn’t respond to the above within 12-24 hours; then we'd want to get his vet involved. They can assess his hydration,test a stool sample, make sure there is nothing in his stomach that shouldn't be there or any sinister viruses present. Depending on their findings, his vet can treat him with antibiotics to get him back feeling like himself.

Kind regards,

Dr. B.

******************************************************************************

I aim to provide best care for you just as I do for my own clients & their pets. If you have any other questions, please ask – I’m happy to help but please rate me with the **STARS** (or leave a written rating of 1-5; 5 being great) as this is the only way I am credited for my work by the site & this allows me to continue to help here. This is included in your question fee. Once you rate, your question will not close & you can still ask follow-up questions. Thank you. : )**

Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a dog veterinarianLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask Dr. B. Your Own Question
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
Dr. B., Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 23,438
23,438 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Hello, I am a small animal veterinarian and am happy to discuss any concerns & questions you have on any species.

Dr. B. is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

It was so professional, so personally concerned (as we were) and you answered all of our questions. George and I are so happy that I found "JustAnswer" on my Google search -- you are now in my "Favorites" list! And, yes we do love our kitty - she makes our life complete!

Bev & GeorgeBoca Raton, FL

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

GPHesperia, CA

I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion.

JustinKernersville, NC

Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around.

EstherWoodstock, NY

Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know.

RobinElkton, Maryland

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Dr. Debbie

Dr. Debbie

Dog Veterinarian

904 satisfied customers

Companion animal veterinarian practicing for over 10 years.

Dr. Andy

Dr. Andy

Medical Director

16,499 satisfied customers

UC Davis graduate, emphasis in dermatology, internal medicine, pain management

Dr Scott Nimmo

Dr Scott Nimmo

Dog Veterinarian

10,818 satisfied customers

BVMS, MRCVS. { Glasgow UK }

Dr. Gary

Dr. Gary

Dog Veterinarian

10,089 satisfied customers

DVM, Emergency Veterinarian, BS (Physiology)

Dr. Bruce

Dr. Bruce

Veterinarian

9,808 satisfied customers

15 years of experience as a small animal veterinarian

Dr. Scott

Dr. Scott

Veterinarian

9,615 satisfied customers

15 years of small animal, equine and pocket pet medicine and surgery.

Rebecca

Rebecca

Dog Veterinarian

8,947 satisfied customers

More than 30 years of companion animal practice.

< Previous | Next >

Related Dog Veterinary Questions
My 6-8 week-old puppy ate most of a 40 mg Geodon pill and
My 6-8 week-old puppy ate most of a 40 mg Geodon pill and now he's whining a lot while trying to sleep … read more
DocPaul
DocPaul
Doctoral Degree
718 satisfied customers
He is a ten year old weim who started having seizures 3
He is a ten year old weim who started having seizures 3 weeks ago. He had three in a 9 hour span. Liver, kidney, heart, lungs checked out okay. The vet gave Valium then 64 mg (2) bid of phenobarbital … read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
3 satisfied customers
My is 45 pounds and he just ate a normal size chocolate bar.
my is 45 pounds and he just ate a normal size chocolate bar … read more
DocPaul
DocPaul
Doctoral Degree
718 satisfied customers
My 2 and 1half year old golden was out side were they were
my 2 and 1half year old golden was out side were they were doing road work and they have a cement mixer and some buckets they use to poor the cement in and there is powder on the sides on the buckets … read more
Rebecca
Rebecca
Dog Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
8,947 satisfied customers
My dog threw up yesterday and this morning he is doing a low
My dog threw up yesterday and this morning he is doing a low of stretching and seems uncomfortable … read more
Dr. Peter
Dr. Peter
Doctors Degree
14,328 satisfied customers
Almost 9 year old female dog otherwise healthy is acting
almost 9 year old female dog otherwise healthy is acting anxious and trembling and panting. Had her at vet's yesterday when symptoms started and they can't find anything physical (pain) and her bloodw… read more
Richard Rawling
Richard Rawling
Veterinary Surgeon
BVMS
868 satisfied customers
My dog may have taken a 300 mg gabapentin capsule that is
my dog may have taken a 300 mg gabapentin capsule that is not prescribed to her. She is currently taking Levetiracetam (500 mg, once a day), which she took about 30 minutes prior. I can't be sure she … read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
3 satisfied customers
My dog got out of the yard on Sunday midday when we
Hello,My dog got out of the yard on Sunday midday when we accidentally didn't latch the fence gate. He came home about 30 minutes later. He stunk like he rolled in something dead-and his breath was aw… read more
Dr. Deb
Dr. Deb
Associate Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
569 satisfied customers
I gave the wrong dog phenobarbital. 2- 1 gram tablets. Meant
I gave the wrong dog phenobarbital. 2- 1 gram tablets. Meant to give him his tramadol. He is 13 years old and roughly the size of the dog that takes the pheno … read more
Dr. Kara
Dr. Kara
Doctoral Degree
5,415 satisfied customers
My wife thinks our 2 month old sheltie puppy 8 part of an
My wife thinks our 2 month old sheltie puppy 8 part of an Effexor capsule … read more
Dr. Kara
Dr. Kara
Doctoral Degree
5,415 satisfied customers
My beagle ate possibly 2-3 weeks worth of armour thyroid
My beagle ate possibly 2-3 weeks worth of armour thyroid 120mcg pills yesterday. He seems to be ok so far... is it too late to do something?… read more
Dr. Kara
Dr. Kara
Doctoral Degree
5,415 satisfied customers
My dog Samson had some bloodwork done because he was diagnosed with vestibular syndrome ye
My dog Samson had some bloodwork done because he was diagnosed with vestibular syndrome yesterday. he is doing much better today. He has a low blooc cell count and they are going to check him for hypo… read more
Dr. Jo
Dr. Jo
Veterinarian
BA
2 satisfied customers
I have a 12 year old chihuahua that has vomited several times
I have a 12 year old chihuahua that has vomited several times in the last few days, has had very loose stools and is lethargic/shaking more so than usual. He has recently started eating chicken baby f… read more
Dr. Scarlett
Dr. Scarlett
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,225 satisfied customers
This is Dan again my wife has other questions about Samson
This is Dan again my wife has other questions about Samson our dog has diabetes and pancreatitis he's 12 years old. Had ultrasound the other day. He was in the hospital last week given IVs sodium chlo… read more
Dr. Loretta
Dr. Loretta
Large and small animal Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
21,342 satisfied customers
My 64 lb dog ate a slice of pastry with chocolate drizzled
My 64 lb dog ate a slice of pastry with chocolate drizzled on it and pieces of walnut. He seems fine, but do I need to induce vomiting?… read more
Dr. Kara
Dr. Kara
Doctoral Degree
5,415 satisfied customers
My Yorkie is 16 yrs old. About a year ago I was told he needed
My Yorkie is 16 yrs old. About a year ago I was told he needed thyroid pills. I gave him 1/2 a pill every 12 hours. A few months ago he started loosing weight regardless how much food he ate (he was a… read more
Dr. Peter
Dr. Peter
Doctors Degree
14,328 satisfied customers
boxer: breaths..raspy..gasping..playful and still asking for cookies
I have a 9 yr old boxer; we can fill a nodule under his left jaw, about the size of a marble. When he breaths with his mouth open he makes these raspy asthma like sounds (that sounds like he's gasping… read more
Dr. Loretta
Dr. Loretta
Large and small animal Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
21,342 satisfied customers
My lab ate quite a bit of carbon that fell out of the barbecue
My lab ate quite a bit of carbon that fell out of the barbecue while I was cleaning it. He pooped bright red blood last night. What should I do?… read more
Dr. Bruce
Dr. Bruce
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
9,808 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x