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My dog has been having bloody diarrhea past two days

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My dog has been having bloody diarrhea for the past two days and tonight she is discharging a clear jelly substance out of her anus..almost like a clear jelly pee
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Andy replied 2 years ago.
Hello, I am very sorry to hear about Pixie. Red blood in the stool is known as hematochezia.http://www.petplace.com/dogs/hematochezia-blood-in-stool-in-dogs/page1.aspxCommon causes can include:1. Straining to defecate due to constipation2. Toxin exposure3. Stress colitis (common when a dog is startled by loud noises, having strangers at the house, a change in routine)4. Intestinal parasites (not necessarily worms, but the microscopic bugs like giardia or coccidia)5. A bleeding polyp or tumor in the colon (large intestine)6. Dietary indiscretion (ate something you do not know about)7. A foreign body that is trying to move through small or large intestinal tract. 8. Bleeding disorder including if rat/mouse bait has been recently ingested.When the stool also has a oily, mucoid/jelly, or blood in it that suggests colitis. Colitis is inflammation of the large intestine. http://www.petplace.com/dogs/colitis-in-dogs/page1.aspx Common medications prescribed by veterinarians for colitis include:http://www.petplace.com/drug-library/metronidazole-flagyl/page1.aspx (link about flagyl)andhttp://www.petplace.com/drug-library/sulfasalazine-azulfidine/page1.aspx (link about sulfasalazine) But, at Pixie's age, this is a situation that should be taken carefully. Definitely, if already in to day 2, she needs to be evaluated by a vet soon!Good Luck!Dr. Andy