My daughters bearded dragon just pooped blood. What can I do for it? Everything has been normal. My daughter saw a

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Customer: Hi. My daughters bearded dragon just pooped blood. What can I do for it?
JA: Hi there. I'll do all I can to help. When did you notice this blood? Does the Bearded Dragon seem more or less thirsty than normal?
Customer: Everything has been normal. My daughter saw a little bit of blood a couple days ago but that was it until now.
JA: Did the Bearded Dragon eat anything unusual recently?
Customer: We did start feeding him meal worms Saturday. One worm every other day. We did have a bad badge of crickets two weeks ago.
JA: What's the Bearded Dragon's name and age?
Customer: His name is ***** ***** he is roughly around 4 months old.
JA: Is there anything else the Vet should know about Bud?
Customer: No. He has been great until now.
Answered by Sarah in 3 mins 1 year ago
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Hello, I am Dr. Sarah, I'm reviewing your question now and will post back with your reply, shortly. I have over 10 years of experience in small animal medicine.

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Give me a few seconds to answer your question, I type fast, but it still might be a couple of minutes as I like to be thorough!

I am glad to hear that Bud is doing well otherwise. Blood in the stool can be pretty alarming.

There can be more than a few causes. Since Bud is doing great, one of my first thoughts is that it may be some parasites. These are not uncommon in these young guys and are easily treated. I would recommend calling a local veterinary clinic and asking if they will look at a fecal sample from him. They can usually identify the correct parasite and give you the appropriate treatment. Although not an emergency, if left untreated, parasite loads can get pretty bad. The most common parasites found are pinworms and coccidia, again both easily treated.

Another possible cause is that he had a very large poop or hard poop. Sometimes this can cause straining and is accompanied by a little blood. SOmetimes it is a one time thing but can be indicative of his environment. Make sure he has plenty of fresh water that he is eating and some greens/veggies too that can provide water.

So may be a one time thing but double check for parasites!

Dr. Sarah, DVM

Also to add, if you fed Bud something red it will come out red sometimes ..

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Alright I will call around. Thank you so much for your advice!

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