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My maltipoo stayed with a friend while I was on vacation and now he is bleeding from his rectum and has diarrhea
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Sally G. replied 2 years ago.
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If you are seeing vomiting and fever with this then I would seek a vet exam.
Because the dog was with a friend I would more suspect a dietary indiscretion. They may have given the dog something it was not used to and this causes a bit of gastroenteritis.
What I would try is fasting the dog for 24 hours, then start a bland diet of boiled chicken (not skin, fat, grease) and cooked white rice. When the intestinal tract is this inflamed it needs time to readjust and that is why we fast them first then start the bland diet.
here is more on gastroenteritis
http://www.petplace.com/article/dogs/diseases-conditions-of-dogs/symptoms/gastroenteritis-in-dogs
I would talk to your friend as well and see if they gave the dog any human fatty foods as this can cause pancreatitis.This would show vomiting , lack of appetite , diarrhea (sometime bloody) fever and lethargy. This can be a bit more serious than the normal stomach upset.
Here is more on this:
http://www.petplace.com/article/dogs/diseases-conditions-of-dogs/stomach-intestine-liver-or-pancreas/acute-pancreatitis-in-dogs
I am going to direct you to a site that will tell you how to take the normal vital signs so you will know if it is an emergency
http://www.petplace.com/article/dogs/first-aid-for-dogs/nursing-care-for-sick-dogs/what-is-normal-in-dogs-heart-rate-breathing-rate-and-temperature

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