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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience.
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i have a 10 week old english cross old tyme puppy bulldog,

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i have a 10 week old english cross old tyme puppy bulldog, she has an upset tummy has blood in the poo and has been sick, however advised this is quite normal as we are starting to worm her is this normal
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Vet
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 3 years ago.
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Gastrointestinal distress and hematochezia (blood in the poo) is certainly consistent with gastrointestinal parasitism (roundworms, hookworms, whipworms, giardia, coccidia) but also more serious infection such as parvovirus. If Maggie were quite depressed and hypothermic (body temperature <37.7C) I would be concerned about parvovirus and encourage your having Maggie attended to promptly. If she continues to be appetant, however, parvovirus isn't likely and worming presumptively with an over the counter product containing either pyrantel pamoate or fenbendazole would be appropriate. If hematochezia persisted in spite of worming, a fecal ova and parasite exam should be performed by her vet to see if either coccida or giardia were present and causing the hematochezia.

Please let me know her vaccine history and if you have further concerns or questions for me.
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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 3 years ago.
Thank you for your kind accept. I appreciate it.

May I have an update on Maggie, please?