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Unread 06-11-2010, 06:55 AM   #1
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Default Bloody mucus in Runny stool

Smokey had a bout of blood in runny stool yesterday, he'll be going to the vet today but I wanted to see what you all thought.
It was fresh looking blood in mucus, the stool was greenish and not solid but liquidy with a few partial solids. (if that makes sense)

This morning he passed a near normal stool no blood no mucus, just a little mushy but I could pick it up without it liquifying.

I'm not much of an expert on dog poop, but I know you can learn a TON by looking at a chicken's poop and horses poop.

eta he has had his first parvo, puppy shots I believe I'd have to take a look, he'll be getting more today.
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Unread 06-11-2010, 07:01 AM   #2
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The mucous is a sign of colitis, it's the lining of the large intestine coming out due to irritation. If it is fresh red blood then it's probably another side effect of the irritation in the bowel, or irritation when the stool is being passed. If it's not a large quantity this is fairly common.

My collie has IBS/very sensitive tummy and her symptoms were identical.

Hers is treated by diet, she is intolerant of certain foods which irritate her intestines.

It's well worth getting a vet to check them over, and if it persists running investigative tests to check there isn't something else happening.

I give Simba Slippery Elm extract, it helps promote regrowth of the intestinal lining and helps ease the colitis.
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Thanks I was thinking somewhere along the lines of that but wanted to double check.
I was thinking it was most likely from the rawhide makes the most sense, it didn't agree with him at all.
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Rawhide can be very hard on some dogs stomachs, in fact the clinic I am at doesnt recommend owners feed rawhide as it can cause blockages. Really anything can cause one but rawhide blockages we see lots of. Mine never had tummy issues, but my friends one Belgian Shepherd does, and his is controlled by diet as well.

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Rawhide is banished from the house now, as soon as he vomited a few bits of rawhide (which was before the stool) I decided to take it away and recommended my sister take it way from her dog as well.
He's doing better I took him to the vet and she said it was most likely from deworming.
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Smokey would have vomited up whatever was in his stomach so to blame the rawhide seems odd. There are a lot of off-brands of rawhide (I only get made in the US or Canada) and my dogs are careful chewers so in our case I'm not worried. But really if your dog is likely to swallow things whole you're better off not giving rawhide, bones, etc.
I hope Smokey gets over this soon.
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I think he ate it too quickly that's why it came back up, there were large chunks in it like he just scarfed it down. I also don't think the blood was from the rawhide but from worms like the vet suggested since he hasn't had anymore blood since that day.
From what I've read about rawhide and what they do to treat it I wouldn't let my dog touch it. Making my own may be an option though. For now he's gnawing on a rope.
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One of my dogs has bouts of colitis and it is exactly as you described. Your vet will determine this and give you meds to help!
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