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Because of Sooty's advanced age, this breath issue is most likely due to gum disease or teeth problems which, at his age, he may have to live with. The diarrhea causes irritation to the very senstive rectal mucosa which causes small blood vessels to break and bleed. This will resolve once the diarrhea resolves. Sooty may have a minor digestive problem due to the stress of the scratching.
For this, give Sooty Benadryl at 1 mg per pound every 12 hrs to see if this will help stop this. If this has not helped, have byour vet examine him since, at his age, he may have other internal issues.
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Thank you so much, Harry, for your kind rating. It is very much appreciated! Do not hesitate to contact me with any other concerns that you may have about Sooty's condition.
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Thanks for your diagnosis.Sooty seems a lot better no diarrhoea and no blood in poop but will keep a watch on him,thanks again,he is asleepat the moment