Welcome! I am Dr. Altman, a licensed veterinarian and I am happy to answer your questions.
So sorry to hear Milly has these symptoms
What you describe is an indication of colitis or inflammation of the colon
There are many causes of colitis including bacterial, parasitic, endocrine to name a few
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Often a fecal evaluation is needed to determine the cause and the potential need for medication to quiet the intestinal tract down
So bringing in a fresh fecal sample (refrigerated if not fresh) to your veterinarian should help hone in on the cause
In the meanwhile adding some fiber to her diet, which can include white rice, canned pumpkin, psyllium to name a few will help reduce her symptoms
But if the blood continues, increases or she has signs of vomiting or nausea (increased licking lips, eating grass, increased salivation) having your vet evaluate her becomes more urgent
Please let me know if this information makes sense and any additional questions I can assist with today
yea this makes sence so its best to take a sample in to get checked at the vets
Yes that is ideal to ensure there is no medical cause that requires more imminent therapy
Can I assist in clarifying anything else for you today?
no thats all thankyou
You are very welcome, good luck to you and Milly in resolving the blood in the stool :)
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