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My small dog was seen T an urgent care last night as he seemed to be in pain-not eating or drinking -stomach seemed tight -x-rays showed nothing they gave him liquid pain mess which I have to give him every 8 Hrs - he seemed a bit better today!but still not eating ! Drank very little tonight his stool had blood in it! His kennel outside has occasional mice running through it- He is only in the Kennelly A few hrs a day? What kind of treatment for this condition?

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My small dog has blood in his stool -

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My small dog has blood in his stool - took him to urgent care last nite he was not feeling well not eating or drinking they took X-rays found nothing but gave him pain meds? What can I do-we live on a ranch and do have mice outside could he have gotten a mouse the X-rays did not show any adnormality. is there a treatment?

Submitted: 1 month ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
I adopted Fritter about 5 months ago - he is about 2.5 yrs old so a small terrier mix usually happy hungry and very alert
Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Where is my answer from yesterday re my dog w/blood in his stool.
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 1 month ago
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 1 month ago

I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. Please let me know if you still need help. May I have an update on Fritter, please?

You’ve described hematochezia – blood from the anus with or without feces. Fritter's vet will need to consider quite a few possible etiologies for the bleeding. They include the following:

anal sac gland impaction, sacculitis, or abscess

neoplasia – perianal adenomas are the most common of the benign tumors while the most common of the malignant tumors is the anal sac adenocarcinoma - neither are likely in such a young dog

perianal fistulas - most common in the German shepherd

anal stricture - uncommon – most often found in middle-aged to older males

trauma – e.g., from passing a foreign body in the stool

proctitis (rectal inflammation)

colitis – idiopathic (unknown cause), food allergy, infection (bacterial, viral, parasitic)

coagulation disorder – not a common cause of hematochezia; ingestion of an anticoagulant rodenticide might be considered if you've used such a product to address the mice

Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
He is doing good now! I believe your response re mice is the culprit-prior to chking out this site I spent $425 at urgent care-for xrays which showed nothing. Thank you -and he is doing well-no blood in stool now-treatment waa waiting it out with some pain meds!
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 1 month ago

Thank you for the good update. I appreciate your taking the time to let me know. You may receive an inappropriate follow-up from the site ostensibly sent by me. It wasn't and I apologize in advance should you receive it.

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 1 month ago
Hi,

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

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