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My 11,yrs old Scottish terrier has had loose motions since

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Hi. My 11,yrs old Scottish terrier has had loose motions since Sunday and spots of blood in the Pooh
JA: Hi there. I'll do all I can to help. Can you tell me a little more about the Scottish Terrier's situation?
Customer: She messed in our home on Sunday a few times. Soft Pooh then we noticed spots of blood on her bedding and on the pavement then in her Pooh’s. We’ve gave her a diet of rice and a small bit of chicken breast. She’s still been like her old self maybe a little bit quieter but has passed more blood this morning
JA: The Expert will know how to help with this bleeding. I'll connect you ASAP. What's the Scottish Terrier's name and age?
Customer: She’s called Bonnie and will be 12 in August
JA: Is there anything else the Vet should know about Bonnie?
Customer: she seems to have a bad smell about her
Submitted: 13 days ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr L Simmon replied 13 days ago.
Hello, you are through to Dr Linda, a UK based vet.I'm sorry to hear this and appreciate your concern for Bonnie.Are her gums pink and wet?
Is she lethargic, losing weight or off her food?
Expert:  Dr L Simmon replied 12 days ago.

Hi there, could you see my reply above?

Expert:  Dr L Simmon replied 12 days ago.

Without further information it is difficult for me to provide the best answer but I will certainly try.

Please reply when you can and we can continue the conversation.

Loose, bloody stool can have a number of causes including:

  • A bacterial or viral infection
  • Colitis (inflammation of the large intestine)
  • Parasites
  • Dietary indiscretion (eating something she shouldn't have)
  • An anal gland abscess
  • A rectal mass
  • Etc

I'f bathe her fur and ensure there is no matting or poo attached.

Start a probiotic anti diarrhoea paste such as Protexin Prokolin.

Also ensure Bonnie is up to date with a good quality wormer such as Panacur.

Both products are available online and from pet shops without prescription.

I'd start a bland diet of chicken and rice and avoid any dog foods or treats.

If she seems unwell or her signs worsen, a vet visit is sensible. They'll check hr over and may run some tests such as a stool analsysis.

Expert:  Dr L Simmon replied 12 days ago.

I do hope this helps and please let me know if there is anything else,

Take care,