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what would be the problem my shitzu has had bleeding from

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what would be the problem my shitzu has had bleeding from his bum !!
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 3 years ago.

Welcome and thanks for asking your question. My name isXXXXX am a licensed veterinarian. I am happy to answer your question today. First I need to ask you a few questions so that I can be well informed and give you the best advice.

1- Is there blood when he defecates or blood is pouring out when at rest?
2- Did he get into anything or eat something out of the ordinary?
3- Can you check the anal area for any swelling or skin rupture that could be responsible for the bleeding?
4- Any other symptoms?

There may be a slight delay between your follow ups and my replies as I type out a thorough reply for you.

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

only a little he kept licking himself so hard to see but he shaky of himself too I

Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 3 years ago.
Louise, the blood can be coming from a ruptured or infected anal glands; other possible causes could be: Infections, intestinal parasites, ingestion of a foreign body, etc. to name a few causes. Casper is going to need a hands on examination by family veterinarian to determine the exact underlying cause. In the meantime this is what you can do:

1- Do not let him lick the butt area or he is going to make it worst. Pick up an ecollar (cone) in your local pet store to stop him from licking.

2- Change his diet to rice (75%) and boiled boneless chicken or ground beef (25%) until the stool is back to normal then wean back into regular diet.

3- If you find that the bleeding is coming from the intestinal tract supplement with a probiotic (fortiflora), these are friendly bacterias that help with regularity/inflammation. You can buy this over the counter in any pet store.

4- Follow up with your family veterinarian for a hands on examination.

My goal is to provide you with excellent service – if you feel you have gotten anything less, please reply back. I am happy to address follow-up questions. Thank you for your business and I hope to work with you again soon!

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