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Dr. Gary, Dog Veterinarian
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Experience:  DVM, Emergency Veterinarian; BS (Physiology) Michigan State Univ
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I have a 15 year old Shiba Inu, Just noticed drops of blood

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JA: Hello. How can we help?
Customer: I have a 15 year old Shiba Inu
JA: I'll do all I can to help. What is the matter with the dog?
Customer: Just noticed drops of blood on the floor
JA: The Veterinarian will know what to do about this bleeding. I'll connect you ASAP. Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about the dog?
Customer: from rectum and Been giving him Shark cartilage prescription from a vet
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Kara replied 1 year ago.

Hello, my name is***** and I have over 20 years of experience as a veterinarian. I am sorry to hear about your fellow's history of drop of blood coming from his rectum today.

  1. Are you sure this is from his rectum, not his penis?
  2. Has he ever had loose stools?
  3. Has he ever had mucous in his stools?
  4. Is he straining to pass stools?
  5. Are his gums a nice pink color?
  6. Is he eating and drinking normally?
  7. Is he lethargic?
  8. Any vomiting?