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Rebecca
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my dog has blood and mucus in it poo

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my dog has blood and mucus in it poo
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Rebecca replied 3 years ago.
Rebecca :

Hello,

Rebecca :

I am sorry to hear you are worried about your dog.

Rebecca :

My name is ***** ***** a veterinarian, and will do my best to help.

Rebecca :

Is she eating? Any vomiting?

Rebecca :

Blood and mucus in the stool are signs of "colitis", inflammation of the lining of the colon. It can be caused by infection, parasites, eating something that disagreed with her, and reaction to a food ingredient.

Customer:

she ate tonight was sick this mornig

Rebecca :

If she ate, and kept her food down tonight, that is a good sign. If you look at her gums, are they a normal pink color?

Rebecca :

If she were mine, I would microscopically examine a sample of her stool for parasites.

Customer:

she's been on usual food

Customer:

yes

Rebecca :

You could try an over the counter diarrhea medication, like Pepto Bismal or Imodium.

Customer:

thank you

Rebecca :

How much does she weigh?

Rebecca :

You are welcome.

Customer:

35-40kg

Rebecca :

Do you have any more questions I can answer?

Customer:

no thankyou

Rebecca :

She could take half the recommended dose of Pepto Bismal or Imodium on the label for adults, once to twice daily.

Rebecca :

Let me know if there is anything else I can help with.

Customer:

thanks

Rebecca :

Kindly consider rating my answer, but only if all your questions have been answered.

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Expert:  Rebecca replied 3 years ago.
Art,
Thank you for the good rating, and the bonus. Much appreciated!

Rebecca
Expert:  Rebecca replied 3 years ago.
Art,
How is your German Shepherd doing?

Rebecca