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Old 06-07-2009, 08:54 AM   #1
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hi, first time poster - long time lurker

3month old westie puppy - Lola is starting to turn her nose up at her food, usually she wolfs it down. im feeding her on nutro puppy chicken and rice .. is ther anything else i could give her for a change..also shes getting small dabs of blood in her poo.. just wonder if anyone can help me


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Old 06-07-2009, 09:04 AM   #2
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Hi and Welcome to the Dog Forum. I would not medically advise you as the blood in stool needs checked by a vet. I would not change the food unless the vet says so. It only spoils dogs doing that on eating. You can add plain yogurt to it tsp daily is a small dog. Add a tad bit of Mighty dog canned food daily can also be done, but first call your vet please.
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Old 06-07-2009, 09:12 AM   #3
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Hi Dolan
Sheppie has given you some good advice. Blood in the stool can be serious. I'd wait to see what the vet says before trying to get her to eat anything else.
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I agree she must see a vet. The blood is a sign that there may be something going on that's more serious than just being a finicky eater.

Hope all goes well. Please let us know what the vet has to say.
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Hiya and welcome to the forum. I agree with what has been said above. Let us know how you get on. Hope you enjoy it here.

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it sounds to me like colitus but like everyone else says you need to get her to a vet asap the best thing to feed westies is homemade foods starting off with boiled chicken and rice as its so gentle on the stomach.

westies are such delicate dogs that suffer with so many allergies i know i have two westies one with a terrible skin disorder westies are best feed on homemade foods

hope your fur baby will be better soon do let us know what the vet says, good luck
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Hi dolan Welcome aboard to Dogforum! Get him straight to the vets as blood is not normal in stools. Don't change the food till the vet has given the all clear, and even then air with caution, My girl when she was younger 4 - 6 months old would turn her nose up at her food as if to say I am not eating that And silly me would add carrot to her kibble ( don't get me wrong carrot is good for dogs) but if I didn't put carrot in every day or run out of carrots she wouldn't eat, So I got advice and if the food was untouched after 20 mins I would remove the bowl off the floor and put down again later she soon realised there was nothing else to eat so it was either starve or eat and she ate Good luck at the vets and keep us posted
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hi thanks everyone for your kind help. the blood has stopped in the stools! although today and yesterday she seems a bit under the weather...shes eating her food and all, just seems to be a bit groggy and just lying about. any ideas or am i just worryin about nothing? anyone can have a wee off day???

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Hi Dolan! If there has been blood in the stools (even if it has stopped now), I would be very cautious - it might be nothing, but equally it could be something. She is eating again, but seems lethargic (is the weather warm where you are?) - so don't take any chances.

So no you are not worrying over nothing, you are right to feel uneasy. A quick check up with the vet would be highly advisable - at least you will know for sure!

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