Our 7 week old pup has diarrhea and has blood in her stool. She is our first pup and I think she maybe homesick although she gets a lot of love and affection. Can you please help. For any advice Im grateful!
Eimy from ROI
Editor's Note: If the blood in his stool persists you should take her to a vet as soon as you can.
Are you giving her rawhide treats? Some dogs are really sensitive to them and the rough rawhide does damage to their intestines. Rawhide treats are everywhere and they are really cheap, so a lot of people use them. My dog had that problem (lots of blood!) and I stopped with those treats...the blood stopped the next day and never returned. (07/02/2006)
I bred hunting dogs for a while and saw this when food was introduced too early. That may not be the case with your dog, but even if it IS, the puppy needs vet attention to help with this! (07/02/2006)
Get your puppy to a vet ASAP!
This may be Pravo diesease and you can't do too much to help her other than give her fluids, she needs antibotic shots ASAP! Puppy mills are the most cause of this, yes they look cute in the pet store, but where did they come from? You can't truly rely on what the store tells you, even though they quote "Vet checked". (07/05/2006)
Don't try to guess what the root of this problem is -take your darling beast to a vet right away. (07/06/2006)
This baby is too young to have left the litter. Never take a pup less than 8-10 weeks from its mother. It also could be parvo, which is often fatal. To the vet, ASAP-and tell them before you are coming that she could have parvo, so they are prepared for isolation/gowns/gloves/etc. as this is highly contagious. (07/06/2006)
Your puppy could very well have Parvo! Get the puppy to the vet at once! Parvo is deadly! (07/06/2006)
It could also be just a change in diet, it gives people runny stools too. Just give your dog regular dog food, and don't spoil her with "treats". Some people will even give there dogs chocolate as a treat, which can be very bad for them. Dogs are dogs, give them dog food, not people food, and his tummy should settle down. Call a vet, ask what they think, they may ask to see the dog if he thinks it is more serious. He will be able to ask you all the relevant details we do not have to make a snap judgement. Good luck to you and you pup, and let us know how he goes. Don't feel bad about him being so young away from his mother, you didn't know, and will next time. Mothers milk is the best, but then some human babies never get mothers milk either. You just need to give them the most appropriate replacement. I think there may even be puppy milk out there just for that purpose. I know there is kitten milk that can be bought from the supermarket. (07/06/2006)
I raised chihuahuas and i never seen this problem in any of my pups but they stayed with mom until 6 weeks. I gave them puppy food alone with moms milk. Also, don't give your dog bones to gnaw on either. They can splitter off and cause trouble in the intestines. Has your puppies had there parvo shots. You can give them to them, you dont have to go to a vet to get them. (07/06/2006)
I just want to say that walmarts has kitty milk and puppy milk, it's in the area with the dog stuff. (07/06/2006)
Please keep us posted on the condition/progress of this young dog. Again I'd like to remind everyone--No puppy should leave its mom before it's 8 WEEKS old.
Early separation causes health, social, emotional, and temperment problems. The mom has the best food (plus immunity properties) and training skills for the puppy.
Eight weeks is the ideal window of time for a puppy to leave the litter and learn about the tall, pink, hairless beings he will live with the rest of his life.
The period between 8 and 14 weeks is a critical learning window when the dog learns what his new world is like. He is irrevocably short-changed temperment, health, and emotion-wise if removed from his mother and litter mates too soon. (07/07/2006)
my puppy Daisy is very affectinate and beautiful, but everytime I take her outside for her daily rutine she poops a little blood towards the end with a jelly form of a clot of some sort towrds the end diaharea is occasional not an everyday thing. the last time I checked her stool it seemed to have worms in it. what should i do? she has an appointment on thursday a 6:00pm oh i hope its nothing wrong. I already had my first puppy die and I can't bare for this one to have the same out come. (08/16/2006)
By Karla Moreira
Hey it's Karla again thanks for the advice my puppy daisy was drastically losing weight and had gotten so scared, I couldn't wait any longer so I took her to the vet as all of you adviced. The vet diagnosed from a stool sample that it was only hook worms that were passed on by her mothers milk. The Vet gave me three pills to give to her and I did as he said, needless to say Daisy is now eight months old happy with her new "kong". She's right on track with her weight now. Still I have a new problem, She's learned to poop on her puppy pad, but doesn't seem to care where she pees. Got any advices? (12/26/2006)
By Karla Moreira
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