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Experience:  16 years of small animal internal medicine, surgery and preventive medicine.
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my Pomeranian has vomited several times and there are slight

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my Pomeranian has vomited several times and there are slight traces of blood in her stools. She has passed firm stools but more frequently than usual. This seems to be a recurring problem (3rd time in past few months) . Vet prescribed antibiotics previously which cleared up problem. Should I take her back to vets or wait and see if she recovers on her own?
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- Has she been dewormed? If so, what was used?
2- How much does she weigh?
3- Any mucus (jelly like) in the stool?

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.

has been wormed - tablet Milbemax?



Very small blob of red

Jim, if she was treated with Milbemax unlikely for parasites to be the cause. When we see blood in the stool it is a sign of inflammation in the large intestines; other possible causes are infections, ingestion of a foreign body, dietary indiscretion, etc. If this has been an ongoing problem I would discuss with your vet about doing an abdominal ultrasound to take a closer look at the gastrointestinal tract. In the meantime this is what you can do:

1- Do not give things like Pepto Bismol (bismuth), it will make the bleeding worst.
2- No food or water for 6-8 hours, give her gastrointestinal tract time to rest. Then, offer a bland diet of rice (50%) and boiled boneless chicken or ground beef (50%) 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 regularity and inflammation. You can buy this over the counter in any pet store.

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