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have a 11week rottweiler pup noticed a blob of blood while

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have a 11week rottweiler pup noticed a blob of blood while he was trying to poo he is not able to do so but is still very lively
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- How long has it been since he had a bowel movement?
2- Did he have diarrhea?
3- Any vomiting?
4- Is he eating and drinking?
5- Can you take a look at his gums and see if they are pink or pale?

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

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

a small movement an hour ago he was quite loose no vomiting he was eating n drinking fine this morning.gums are pink

1- So basically besides the bloody stool and straining everything else is normal; Is that fair to say?
2- Has he been dewormed?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

he was wormed at 8wks due to be done at 12wks again no worm visible has just pood no blood poo firmer than before

Pamela, I don't believe he is constipated if he defecated about 1 hour ago and it was loose. What you are seeing of him not being able to poop is straining because his colon (large intestines) is inflammed; having blood in the stool is also a sign of inflammation. When the colon is inflammed it gives the sensation of having to go and the dog will strain appearing to be constipated. There are many possible underlying causes. It will be difficult for me to determine the exact underlying cause without a hands on exam. But, common causes in a puppy are: Intestinal parasites, infections, ingestion of a foreign body, etc. The fact that he is not lethargic or vomiting is a good sign. If he stops eating, becomes lethargic or vomiting then you should consider having him checked by ER veterinarian as this would suggest a foreign body ingestion or infection (parvo). Otherwise, follow up in the morning with family veterinarian. In the meantime this is what you can do:

1- Do not give things like Pepto Bismol or imodium. These medications can make things worst if this is related to an infection or ingestion of a foreign body.
2- No food or water for 3-4 hours, need to give gastrointestinal tract time to rest. Then, offer small amount of water followed by a diet of rice (75%) and boiled boneless chicken or ground beef (25%) until the stool is back to normal then wean back into regular diet.
3- Supplement with a probiotic (fortiflora), these are friendly bacterias that help with inflammation. You can buy this over the counter in any pet store.

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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