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Hi, my dalmatian puppy has had diareeah today. However he has

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Hi, my dalmatian puppy has had diareeah today. However he has been eating and drinking as normal. Tonight he pooped and after he pooped he tried to go again and it was just a clear bloody mucus. He is fine in himself .. Playing as usual it's just this i has really botherd me. In desperate need of advice Thankyou
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Vet
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- Any vomiting?
2- Did he get into anything or eat something out of the ordinary?

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.
There has been no vomiting. I did let him out in the garden for ten minutes this morning and he was chewing the grass that is the only thing he has eaten out of the ordinary.

Thanks
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 3 years ago.
Claire, when we see bloody mucus in the feces it is a sign of inflammation in the large intestines. In a young puppy without any other symptoms, behaving normal and no vomiting a very common cause are intestinal parasites. Other possible causes could be infections, dietary indiscretion, ingestion of a foreign body, etc.
I would recommend a hands on examination by family veterinarian to get him dewormed. In the meantime change his diet to rice (50%) and boiled boneless chicken or ground beef (50%) until the stool is back to normal then wean back into puppy food. Do Not give things like pepto bismol or imodium.

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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Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Thankyou for that advise.. He was dewormed on the 20th of March just over a week ago.? Would you recommend me to take him to see a vet tonight or would tomorrow be ok?

Thanks
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 3 years ago.
If he is eating, drinking and behaving normal you can wait until you see your family veterinarian. If he becomes lethargic, vomiting and anorexic then have him checked tonight by ER veterinarian.

You're welcome.

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