Dog

Get Your Dog Care Questions Answered by Experts

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Dog

my dog had a splenectomy a week ago. he seems fine and was

Customer Question
eating well but this morning...
my dog had a splenectomy a week ago. he seems fine and was eating well but this morning he had a bout of diarrhea. it was like water and bloody. like colitus. should i contact my vet.
Submitted: 7 years ago.Category: Dog
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Dog Question
Answered in 3 minutes by:
5/3/2010
Dog Specialist: UKVETJH, Dog Veterinarian replied 7 years ago
UKVETJH
UKVETJH, Dog Veterinarian
Category: Dog
Satisfied Customers: 1,022
Experience: BVetMed MRCVS since 2004, Cert Vet Acupuncture. High caseload of canine patients.
Verified

Hi there,

 

Does he seem bright and alert?

 

Is he drinking water? Any vomitting?

 

Is he still on any medication following the surgery?

 

What was the reason for the splenectomy?

Ask Your Own Dog Question
Customer reply replied 7 years ago
he has finished antibiotics now. he is drinking ok. is alert and normal otherwise.he had a partial collapse and diagnosed with a bleed from the spleen. it has been sent for a biopsy.
Dog Specialist: UKVETJH, Dog Veterinarian replied 7 years ago

Hi again,

 

Thanks for the extra information.

 

Haemorrhagic diarrhoea wouldn't normally be associated with a splenic disorder specifically, so I suspect this isn't necessarily associated with the surgery - perhaps more so a reaction to the antibiotics, anaesthetic, or even something completely unrelated.

 

If blood in the poo is bright red and fresh, this suggests an inflammation of the wall of the large intestine - such as the colitis that you mentioned. If he seems bright and alert and keeping himself hydrated you may be able to manage this at home initially and see how he goes, although without being able to examine him I would always say that you should contact your vet if you're unhappy with how he's doing.

 

The most important thing with diarrhoea is to keep hydration up, so encourage him to drink little and often. I wouldn't;t feed him for a couple of hours, and then offer something very bland such as some chicken and overcooked rice or pasta, and only in very tiny meals every hour or so - just a few spoonfuls at a time. This should give his guts just a small amount to deal with at one time. If he remains bright and happy, is not vomitting or losing large amount of blood then see how he goes on this and call your vet for advice when they open. However, if he deteriorates, then give your vet a call.

 

I hope this helps,

 

jen

UKVETJH
UKVETJH, Dog Veterinarian
Category: Dog
Satisfied Customers: 1,022
Experience: BVetMed MRCVS since 2004, Cert Vet Acupuncture. High caseload of canine patients.
Verified
UKVETJH and 87 other Dog Specialists are ready to help you
Ask your own question now
Ask UKVETJH Your Own Question
UKVETJH
UKVETJH
UKVETJH, Dog Veterinarian
Category: Dog
Satisfied Customers: 1,022
1,022 Satisfied Customers
Experience: BVetMed MRCVS since 2004, Cert Vet Acupuncture. High caseload of canine patients.

UKVETJH 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:

You are a light at the end of scary tunnel when $ are tight, but people need professional help to turn to for help with their dear pets!

LinhCharleston, WV

$1,000 spent at his vet, and I finally get the correct diagnosis from Nancy Holmes for $15

CarolCedar Hill, MO

I think this is the greatest web site in the world. Thanks to all!

JudyNew Haven, CT

I have referred several friends to your web site. I'm impressed with how easy it is to use your site, the Experts available and the quickness of answers.

NinaUSA

I am completely pleased with the quick response that I received in our time of need for our dog, Jasmine. I couldn't believe how quick the response was and I thank you. It's good to know you're there!!

Jasmine's MomUSA

Please let everyone involved with your site know that your Expert, Dr. Lucy, has saved my dog's life. I will recommend your site to all my pet loving friends. Thank you again for simply being there!

Sonya GEasley, SC

Last night my Expert spent close to 3 hours working with me on my dog's illness. Thank you so much for this opportunity to share in her care and knowledge!

Cathie MPompano Beach, FL

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Dr. Gary

Dr. Gary

Dog Veterinarian

3,033 satisfied customers

DVM, Emergency Veterinarian; BS (Physiology) Michigan State Univ

Joan

Joan

Vet Tech

5,320 satisfied customers

Vet Tech for over 35+ years working w/Dogs/Rescues

Candy

Candy

Veterinary Technician

7,973 satisfied customers

Practicing Veterinary Technician for 26 years.Former Veterinary Practice Owner, Technician Trainer

Dr Scott Nimmo

Dr Scott Nimmo

Small Animal Veterinarian.

5,120 satisfied customers

BVMS, MRCVS. { Glasgow UK }

Dr. Andy

Dr. Andy

Medical Director

4,898 satisfied customers

UC Davis Graduate, Interests: Dermatology, Internal Medicine, Pain Management

Theresa

Theresa

A Voice for Your Pet

4,705 satisfied customers

19+ years experience in small animal medicine

Dr. Drew

Dr. Drew

Veterinarian

3,292 satisfied customers

Small Animal Medicine and Surgery

< Previous | Next >

Related Dog Questions
I have a 200 pound outdoor St. Bernard who hates grooming.
I have a 200 pound outdoor St. Bernard who hates grooming. He's 5 yrs old. Found a hot spot in front armpit due to matting & he's not wanting me to touch it. What can I give him to relax & sleep while… read more
DakotaSouthFive
DakotaSouthFive
Independent Contractor
High School or GED
11 satisfied customers
My dog ate a couple of my multivamins out of the container.
My dog ate a couple of my multivamins out of the container. I'm not sure when he ate them, and it doesn't look like he had many. I'm just concerned … read more
Dr. Kara
Dr. Kara
Doctoral Degree
5,383 satisfied customers
Can a 35# puppy overdose on four paws potty mouth
Can a 35# ***** overdose on four paws potty mouth corprophagia tablets? I came home to find she had taken it off the back of the cabinet and had picked every single tablet out of each blister pack...1… read more
PitRottMommy
PitRottMommy
Veterinary Nurse
Associate Degree
9,108 satisfied customers
My 8 yr old lab had her spleen removed because of a tumor.
My 8 yr old lab had her spleen removed because of a tumor. We had a biopsy and a stain done. I was told it was a spindle cell tumor and had a mitotic number of 24. What is her chances of no recurance … read more
Dr. Alleyne
Dr. Alleyne
Veterinary associate
Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine
1,105 satisfied customers
Attn Dr Salkin only ***, Hope to catch you before your Kiwi
Attn Dr Michael Salkin only ***Hi Michael,Hope to catch you before your Kiwi vacation :-)Would you be able to help us with the breed of this pup? Chubby is 10 - 12 weeks old and weighs 13lbs. When lif… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
3 satisfied customers
My dog ate 3 peppermint patties. He is 10 lbs, has diarrhea
My dog ate 3 peppermint patties. He is 10 lbs, has diarrhea and extra energy but no other symptoms so far. Should I take him to the vet, I'm concerned with his small weight… read more
Dr Scott Nimmo
Dr Scott Nimmo
Small Animal Veterinarian.
5,120 satisfied customers
My dog is licking himself excessively and it turns his coat
My dog is licking himself excessively and it turns his white coat red … read more
Dr. Alleyne
Dr. Alleyne
Veterinary associate
Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine
1,105 satisfied customers
My dogs breast are saggy and she has milk but i havent left
My dogs breast are saggy and she has milk but i havent left her unsupervised with the other dogs … read more
Dr Scott Nimmo
Dr Scott Nimmo
Small Animal Veterinarian.
5,120 satisfied customers
Ingested Ice cubes gum. Full container. 40 pieces. Husky 8
Husky 8 months old. Stopped breathing and possibly heart stopped as well. He is now back to normal … read more
PitRottMommy
PitRottMommy
Veterinary Nurse
Associate Degree
9,108 satisfied customers
My vet is not in now so they told me to call Poison Control
Hi my vet is not in now so they told me to call Poison Control but that is really expensive I didn't realize they charge $60 I think I found my answer on here my dog ingested golden mink oil for shoes… read more
Joan
Joan
Vet Tech
Private
5,320 satisfied customers
My dog ate a portion of his food & then found my turkey
My dog ate a portion of his food & then found my turkey Polska kielbasa on the table. While my back was turned he ate about 2 oz of it. It was cooked on the grill. Do you think it may cause him proble… read more
Dr. Bruce
Dr. Bruce
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
176 satisfied customers
My dog has blood in his urine, he is 2 years old male
My dog has blood in his urine, he is 2 years old male dachshund … read more
Joan
Joan
Vet Tech
Private
5,320 satisfied customers
He's a 2-3 year old Maltese. I've had him over a year and
He's a 2-3 year old Maltese. I've had him over a year and I've had him groomed and boarded several times. He's always nervous and a little traumatized. But yesterday he was groomed and she shaved him … read more
Dr. Gabby
Dr. Gabby
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
4,408 satisfied customers
Has had the runs but sometimes it is hard and his rectum is
Has had the runs but sometimes it is hard and his rectum is red now for about a week … read more
PitRottMommy
PitRottMommy
Veterinary Nurse
Associate Degree
9,108 satisfied customers
I followed the instructions and my dog is still on his diet
Hello, I followed the instructions and my dog is still on his diet but I have not taken him to the vet yet. He has been pooping out a lot of the twine but he threw up today 5 times and just now he was… read more
Joan
Joan
Vet Tech
Private
5,320 satisfied customers
My dog ate ice cream 10 hours ago and he throw up. Babbie, 3
my dog ate ice cream 10 hours ago and he throw up JA: I'll do all I can to help. The Expert will know if your dog will be able to digest that. What is the dog's name and age? Customer: Babbie, 3 years… read more
PitRottMommy
PitRottMommy
Veterinary Nurse
Associate Degree
9,108 satisfied customers
He has an ear infection and we have some otibiotic ointment
He has an ear infection and we have some otibiotic ointment that's expired. Can we still use it until he can get to the vet? … read more
Dr. Bruce
Dr. Bruce
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
176 satisfied customers
What are your suggestions for helping an 8 year old rescue
What are your suggestions for helping an 8 year old rescue poodle deal with separation anxiety? … read more
Dr. Kara
Dr. Kara
Doctoral Degree
5,383 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