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Unread 03-25-2011, 07:04 AM   #1
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Hello about every 3 days my dog will take a normal poop followed by some mucus redish stuff and it seems to look red enough to be blood. i dont know whats going on with the guy, he only eats dry dog food and he doesnt chew on anything. after he poops the redish stuff he will drag his butt on the ground. anyone have any clue whats going on with him? thanks.

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Hello, someone more knowledgable will probably beable to advise you soon but my dog Joe had somethnig similar and he had colitis which can flare up at any time now. At the time it was easily treated with tablets from the vets and a careful eye on what he ate. Now, as soon as I see anything not quite right with his poo, I cut his food back to just his normal food and keep watch. And if in doubt, back to the vets. Goodluck

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i forgot to mention on the days this happens sometimes he will puke up yellow stuff, that im guessing his his food.

i was thinking it was his food causing this problem, i feed him o roy dry dog food but he only eats the parts he likes and wont touch the rest unless he gets really hungry then he eats that really slow.

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Hi there, I think you should take your dog to the vet as soon as you can. Blood in poop could be caused by any number of things. The first thing I thought of was Parvo because you also mentioned him vomitting bile (the yellow stuff).

Because it could be as something like Parvo, Colitis, or even from eating rocks or bones, you should certainly get him checked out by a vet.

Please post an update. Poor baby!

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JesseB it could also be the anal glands need clearing out A vets visit is top priority as we aren't vets! Can I ask you what brand he is on as the food might be causing him some irritation in his bowels. Poor dog Please keep us informed as to what the problem is! Hope it's nothing serious and he is back to his normal self soon : ) ATB
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i was thinking it was his food causing this problem, i feed him o roy dry dog food but he only eats the parts he likes and wont touch the rest unless he gets really hungry then he eats that really slow.
It may very well be the dog food you're feeding him but it's best to have a vet check to make sure that it's not anal glands or bloody stools at this point.

If I'm not mistaken you mean 'Old Roy' dog food. The stuff is just about the worst dog food on the market. Pull up some of the multitude of threads here about dog food rating and do some research to assess which food is most suitable for both the dog and your budget and is locally available for you.

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Hello about every 3 days my dog will take a normal poop followed by some mucus redish stuff and it seems to look red enough to be blood. i dont know whats going on with the guy, he only eats dry dog food and he doesnt chew on anything. after he poops the redish stuff he will drag his butt on the ground. anyone have any clue whats going on with him? thanks.
Echoing what others have already said, your dog needs a vet visit. If the blood coming out in the mucus is red enough to look like blood, then he is suffering from some form of colitis (irritation of the large intestine). The lining of his large intestine is irritated and bleeding. The bleeding makes his butt itch and burn. The colitis could be caused by any number of things, from parasites to food intolerance/allergies to exotic diseases. Your vet will need a fresh sample of the stool, including the mucus and blood, for lab testing to determine the nature of the colitis, so you can treat it properly.
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i forgot to mention on the days this happens sometimes he will puke up yellow stuff, that im guessing his his food.

i was thinking it was his food causing this problem, i feed him o roy dry dog food but he only eats the parts he likes and wont touch the rest unless he gets really hungry then he eats that really slow.
I expect the food isn't helping. Colitis is often related to food intolerance or allergy. A better quality food wouldn't hurt, regardless of anything else you do. Ol' Roy could be causing the colitis.

If I were you, I would stop feeding Ol' Roy as soon as possible, and switch to a better food.
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Back to what Vagreys said about food, it was dried liver that started Joe's colitis troubles He only had the tiniest bit of it but we think it was too rich for him, dispite it being dried out to shoe leather texture! LOL!

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Lianne I have bought some liver based treats Ia wondering should I try these on Nipper or throw them away? As I don't want Nipper suffering from colitis it may not happen, but there again it might ATB
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Lianne I have bought some liver based treats Ia wondering should I try these on Nipper or throw them away? As I don't want Nipper suffering from colitis it may not happen, but there again it might ATB
Bigboy, the vet said liver is fine for a lot of dogs and is used as a healthy treat but unfortunatly for Joe, and our pocket, his tum can't handle it

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