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My puppy just went to the vet and got his vaccinations and got wormed. He had runny poo for a awhile. Now he has hard poo, with blood in it. What does it mean?
I have a 6 week old Pit Bull mix puppy. She was the biggest of the litter and is huge compared to her sister. Since yesterday I have found blood in and around her stool when she goes to the bathroom. She is still energetic and playful. Shes eating and drinking OK. What could be causing this and how can I make her better? She is my daughter's puppy and it will destroy her if she comes home and it's dead. Please help.
I have a 10 week old Maltipoo puppy. I noticed on Friday (could of been there before that, but that was the 1st time I saw it) that she had blood in her stool. Her stools have been loose, somewhat watery. Not all the way runny diarrhea, but not hard easy to clean up poos either. The blood is not a lot, yet it is still there and scaring me!
I got her 2 weeks ago and she was eating Royal Canine puppy food. The breeder gave me a little baggie of it. I got her some Nutro puppy food and mixed them. She didn't want it (more than once she wasn't going for it.) I took the Nutro back and got Science Diet puppy food.
So at this point I had 3 kinds of food mixed together and have for probably the last week got her on just the Science Diet. She does not seem to care much for it still. I have been also putting a minimal amount (heaping teaspoon maybe) of some wet food in it to get her to eat it. She does like my adult dog's dry food though!
So she does have an appetite, she is definitely "not" lethargic, and she can be megaplayful at times during the day. She is drinking water too.
Oh yeah, also, she had her 1st round of shots almost 2 weeks ago and her 2nd deworming.
I don't have the money for a vet! Please help.
By Lori from CA
Hi Lori, I understand that you may feel you don't have enough money for a vet, but blood in the stool is not something to gamble with. If it continues, please find a way to get your pup to a vet.
As far as the food goes, it may sound a bit mean, but stop giving the puppy so many, frequently different options: unintentionally, you might be training her to be a picky, finicky eater! Stick with any food combination for at least a week. If she is healthy, she will eat when she is hungry. If she likes your older dog's adult food, why not try mixing a portion of that with the puppy food (Royal Canine puppy) the breeder sent you home with? Over the next several weeks, start adding a little bit more of the adult food and a little less of the puppy food as you approach the recommended oldest age for the puppy food.
You might want to call or e-mail your breeder as well and ask more questions about the puppy's eating habits while still part of the litter. Maybe she wasn't a huge eater in the first place and seriously does not need the number of options you are giving her; i.e., giving her the opportunity to be a picky eater! :)
From your comments, she sounds healthy and normal with the exception of the bloody stool. It's not uncommon to have loose stools as puppies are adjusting to a new diet and a new environment, but if the bloody stools continue, again, please at least call a vet clinic for advice. Good luck and wishing you two many happy years together!
Lori, you mention that you are talking to your "breeder" about this puppy. If you didn't have money to be able to afford vet visits, why did you buy a puppy? Sorry to sound harsh, but come on! Part of being a responsible pet owner is being able to provide basic vet care for your animals. Blood in your puppy's stool is serious and needs to be addressed right away by a vet. Ask your vet if they will accept payments for service. Most will.
Likely the vaccines caused an auto-immune reaction. Parvo vaccine often gives parvo. Food should not contain corn especially, but also no wheat or soy. Easy to cook for. Check ingredients in specialty foods and duplicate. Things like brown rice, veggies (raw are best) ground turkey, raw flax oil, cooked sweet potato, lentils, fish (not too much tuna because of mercury) fresh farm eggs, oatmeal, a combination of cooked and as much raw as you can will build immune system. Check science diet, first ingredient is corn. Throw it out. Vets are taught to sell it, same as they are taught to vaccinate.
No grocery store animal food. Google ingredients and you will find they are even using euthanized pets in prepared food. The sodium pentobarbitol does not cook out. Check vaccine ingredients on vaclib.org or any vaccine liberation site, anti vaccine site. You will never use vaccines again. Required by law, only vaccine is rabies and you can lessen danger with Thuja (please google). Good food, common sense,love and devotion make a pet a family member. Pets are absolute devotion.
Did you consider your financial life time responsibility before puppy arrived? Any "registered" breeder would have given you detailed food menu progressing through the animals ages. You "never ever" keep changing the diet unless on veterinarian advise, "blood" internally is serious.
I had this problem with my dog. Turns out she has a swollen colon. If not treated it can be deadly, call your Vet, ask to speak to the vet directly, not the person answering the phone. Explain your problem with money and your puppy's problem to the vet and not to the person answering the phone, and ask if he/she will take time payments. The person who answers the phone will say no, so don't even ask them. Ask for the vet to call you, tell the person who answers the phone that you are looking for a vet and need to ask him/her a few questions before you decide on a vet for your new puppy. If they won't get the vet to call you, call a different one, until you find one you can speak to in person. Front staff are told to screen out callers, so you may have to call several. Good luck.
Diarrhea itself (for whatever cause) can cause blood in the stool. My dog got diarrhea and when I saw the blood it scared me to death. And it was more than a little blood. The vet gave me something for the diarrhea and I put my dog on a bland diet for a few days. I thought a dog with parvo showed other symptoms in addition to diarrhea. I'm not trying to make light of this but diarrhea and blood in the stool of dogs is not uncommon and a lot of times it's from the food they eat. Stress can also cause it. Those are not my words; they are words from my vet. I' not says don't take the dog to the vet; I'm just saying calm down and don't let the other posts scare you to death. I would not be changing food brands and would not be giving any treats. They this and it it continues I would definately see a vet.
Thank you so much to everybody who answered my question!! It was all helpful to know. I want to let you all know that I did end up taking the puppy and a fecal sample to the vet to get tested (yesterday). They called today and told me the pup tested positive for the parasite Giardia. I got more dewormers and some antibiotics to give to her. They will retest another sample in 2 weeks to see if it's gone.
I called the breeder and told her as the vet also said that all her litter mates will have it too. That it would of been something that was passed down from the mother or father. It's been over the 16 day limit of putting the expense back onto the breeder. That sucks. But I love my puppy and will do what's best for her. Am glad I got her to the vet.
So glad you got her to a vet! Thank you!
I hope your puppy is doing well by now. What kind of a breeder doesn't guarantee a healthy pet for more than a few weeks? The best way to choose a pet vs a breeder is go to a shelter. There are many rescue groups which do only a certain breed if that is your choice. Consider adoption before buying. Good luck.
Why is my 2 week old puppy pooping blood?
My 12 week old puppy has stool with a gel-like look and blood in it. Can you tell me what that is and the cause?
Gigi from Oberlin, OH
I had a puppy that had the same problem. We got the puppy as a rescue and it was supposed to have been vet checked. Well, it turned out that the puppy had toxidia. It is a one celled protozoa and it can mutate and can also spread to humans. We had to get rid of the pup because we have a child with GI disorders and this was something we did not want to deal with. If you read about it online you will read info that ranges from this is nothing to very serious warnings about this spreading to humans.
The vet said you have to be VERY careful about had washing and the pup licking you. It was too serious for us to deal with. Also, our yard is contaminated to growing veggies and to having another pet. No one could give me a clear cut answer on this but I have gotten anywhere from a year to 10 years for the contamination. Good luck to you! I hope this isn't what your puppy has. Take in a stool sample so you will know for sure.
You MUST take this pup to the vet. Blood from any orifice is not a good thing, and not a thing to be answered, except by a professional. Sounds a little like Parvo to me. Do take your little friend to the vet.
Best wishes to you and your puppy.
Leah from Down Under.
Please take your puppy to the vet - pronto! A friend of mine had a dog with this problem. Turned out, the puppy ate a stick, which perforated it's colon and had an infection. Their sweet puppy died - even after surgery.
Get him/her to a vet as soon as you can.
Being a breeder of cats which would be similar, it sounds a bit like Giardia or worms and will probably need vet treatment. I do have a wonderful hint for animals with diarrhoea. I always add a bit of water to their food then add some dry Quick Cooking Oats, not rolled oats, too heavy. Works wonders. Do not cook, It is quite tasteless and very little smell and they accept it.
This could be SO MANY things! My puppies had this after getting into the cats food and chewing sticks. Needless to say after a few trips to the vet and lots of stool samples, relocating the cat food and removing all sticks from the yard everything turned out fine...BUT you really SHOULD take your puppy to the vet and let THEM diagnose the problem!
Get him to the vets asap! Sounds like parvo
I pray you have already taken the good advise from your friends here at TF! and I pray he is doing much better! I would like to add a thank you for all the adoptions I've seen on these pages! Hooray for adoptiion!
Sometimes it is because of new food. My puppy eats my older dogs food alot and at first he had bloody stools too (not very nice to clean up either). And the same for the older dog he ate the puppy food. They were fine after a few times. But it may not be that.
My 6 week old puppy is pooping blood. He just pooped and a little blood came out with some gel like liquid. I just took him to the vet like 2 days ago for 6 weeks shots and for some reddish spots he has on his skin and the vet said that over all he was in good health. He is on medication because of the red spots he has. Could the medication be causing this?
By Karen S.
I had my puppy to the vet yesterday. This visit was for her second round of shots, and he checked her for worms. He said she was clean. Today she has blood in her stool. I was wondering if it could be caused by him checking her for worms?
By S. Hicks
I recently got this 2 month old puppy who got her parvovirus vaccine and canine distemper andenovirus Type 2 parainfluenza vaccine and she's had kind of watery poop. This morning she had a little bit of blood in her poop. Is this normal? She's acting fine and active. I recently switched her food suddenly because she ran out so I had to run to the store.
In August 2012 my Bishapoo had puppies. On 10/30 they got their shots. I have given the pups to 2 of my friends. This morning 1 of them called me and said they took the dog out to walk. The dog had a solid bowel movement and then continued to walk and tried to have another bowel movement and nothing came out. It was still walking and my friend noticed that there were blood drops (a little) coming out of rectum. I said bring the dog to me. Now I am going to watch and see what's going on. What do you suggest if I see some more blood? I have a mobile vet, but would first like to see what's up and if it is something I can do without having to pay the vet. The dog is still very active and has a good appetite and is very playful. We have play days and he comes and plays with his mom and dad once a month. His gums are bright pink.
I have a 6 week old Staffy x American Bull dog. She had her first set of shots and worming the day I got her. It has been 3 days since then and I had been noticing a little bit of blood that comes out of her bum, but only after a poo (a really runny one). I took her to the vet and they said it's not parvo which was relieving, but they said I have to change her diet and only feed her dry biscuits and water. The problem is she won't eat the food the vet gave me. She hasn't eaten all day and I am getting worried. She is still playing and is full of energy. I just want her to eat something. Does anyone know of something else I can give her that will stop blood coming out? The vets aren't open all weekend and I need help know. Please.
My 6 month old puppy has had blood in his runny stool after 5-6 times eating some pan fried pork with his dry food (not sure if related).
Because he is as playful and energetic as ever, I'm not worried that he is seriously sick. Also I'm not worried about Parvo as he has been vaccinated for it.
I fried the ground pork after I noticed him throwing up every bit of raw ground pork he eats, but now I notice blood in his stool.
Any ideas what could be the cause of this "bloody diarrhea"?
My little Beagle is 9 weeks old. She got her 8 week shots yesterday and when she went to the bathroom she had a drop of lite mucousy blood in it. Is this normal or something I should be concerned with?
My sweet little Labrador puppy is facing huge problem for the last 2 weeks. After deworming shots she started to poop with one drop of blood which proved to be parvo in four days. I took her to my vet and he started treatment with parvo serum, an IV under skin injection for nausea, multivitamins, and an antibiotic. Now she has recovered from parvo in five days. She is playing now and active too, but still she is having a drop of blood in her stool. I have been giving her ice cream, milk, and biscuits. What more should I do to save her any tests or diet changes. What is required which can help her to stop having pain in its early stages. She is still crying in front of me while sleeping. Please suggest the best treatment for her. Thanks.
My 16 week old puppy is having bloddy mucus after she poops the last 24 hours. What's going on?
I have just got a 2 1/2 month old Teddy Bear puppy, she is a cross between a Bichon Frise and a Shih Tzu. Since she arrived she has had really runny stools and there is blood in it, is this normal?
I'm out of town on vacation and decided to make a split second decision on getting a new puppy. She is a 9 week old black Lab mixed with a Cattle dog. Her first stool was normal and hard, but the next 2 have been bloody mucousy diarrhea.
The lady who I purchased her from said she has not had her puppy shots yet, but she has had 1 round of deworming done. I changed her from Pedigree Puppy to Puppy Chow because that is all that the store had late last night. She is acting fine has energy and is playing well still. I am just curious on what I can do for her. I can't get her to a vet till I get back home in one week. The other puppies from the litter are fine though and are having no problems. Could she just be home sick or stressed from the long car ride?
Last Tuesday I gave my puppy her 5 in 1 shot and by Wednesday she could barely move and all she could do was poop and it had blood in it. Now it is 6 days later and I got Parvo Be Gone in mail. Now she eats like a horse, but still her stool is bloody. What is wrong with her?
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My seven week old puppy has not yet had all her shots. Now she has bloody stool why could this be?
By Marceia from Darby, PA
Do not vaccinate. You never vaccinate when not well. It is likely the pup has worms. Food grade diatomaceous earth will do beautifully if that is the problem. Diet, raw. No grocery store canned and bagged poison. Read what is in commercial dog food. Build immune system do not tear it down. (11/23/2010)
You need to have your dog checked by a vet ASAP. (11/23/2010)
Please get to the Veterinarian ASAP. Blood in the stool is an indication that your puppy can possibly have parvo, which can be deadly. Good luck. (11/24/2010)
My puppy is 4 months old and has had all her shots and this morning I took her out and she has blood in her stool. She ate some cookies that my son dropped on the floor, could that be it or a change in her diet?
Vicki from Exeter, Missouri
Editor's Note: If the blood in his stool persists you should take her to a vet as soon as you can.
Call your vet today, and don't wait for responses here. Blood in stool is dangerous for all pets. (04/12/2007)
OK, everyone, I've worked at a vet clinic for four years, and I have to tell you blood in stool is not as serious in dogs as it is in people. In fact it's very common. When dogs get stressed (boarding, new member in a household, absence of a member of the household or even a change in environment or food) they show it through a change in their bowel movements. Cats do this too by peeing outside the litter box. The blood found in the stool is caused by the straining of the stomach and can be fixed with a prescription for Metronidazole.
I know when people see blood in an unvaccinated puppy red flags go off saying parvo! But they fail to mention the other symptoms of parvo such as acting lethargic, vomiting, and a loss in appetite. Also people who have worked around dogs who have been diagnosed with parvo say that there is a distinct smell. And sadly the puppies with parvo carry this look in their eyes like they have just been beaten. If it is parvo, then there is unfortunately very little hope for the dog, and most vets will recommend putting the dog to sleep.
With a puppy of eight weeks old is probably safe from parvo, if the mother was vaccinated. Through nursing and umbilical cord the puppies gain some of the mother's immunities. However, these immunities are not prominent and I recommend scheduling a visit with a vet after getting any new pet.
Important! Parvo is a virus. and if you have a dog with parvo and they use the bathroom outside then the soil becomes contaminated for up to 2 years. So if you've lost a puppy to parvo, then you don't need to introduce another unvaccinated dog or puppy into your home for two years. (08/19/2007)
P.S. Most vets don't honor shots given by a breeder, where I work there is a 12 year old kid who breeds his dogs and sells them on the internet. Anyone can be a "Breeder". (08/19/2007)
Hi everyone. We are going through the same thing with our 2 month old Lab, the bloody runny poop.It all started after his first shots. After spending at least 800 dollars in two weeks out of sheer panic and everyone screaming "parvo" and a vet very willing to feed into our fears we have calmed down a bit.
I have talked to numerous puppy parents and every single puppy has had the same issues and Nutro Sensitive tummy seems to be the biggest help for our little Harley. He's taking some antibiotics for his little inflamed colon and we have made progress with the consistency of his poop. I definitely agree, test him for all parasites, etc., but sometimes it's fine tuning the diet for their little bellies. They go through a lot all at once with first shots, deworming, etc. If the dog is eating and drinking and playing then chances are "really good it is not parvo". Brown rice, plain boiled chicken mixed into the Nutro will help too. Good luck. It's funny how a good poop can be the best news ever! (12/25/2007)
If youR pup has blood in their stool, just as every one else said take your baby to the vet to get it checked just in case if its any thing serious. One really good medicine that works on them when they have loose stool and they don't really want to eat for what ever reason, is Amforol. This medicine is kind of like Pepto Bismol for humans. Still take your puppy to the vet for a check up. (02/24/2008)
I took my puppy to the vet that day and he ended up having giardiasis. (05/31/2008)
Also just because a young puppy has had 1 or 2 parvo shots that does not mean that it will not get parvo. If a puppy is exposed to parvo that young, even if it has had it's first shots, it probably hasn't built up enough immunity to the virus to fight it off. I'm not a vet, but I am just talking from research and experience. (10/29/2009)
I myself raise Pug puppies and have run into this problem here and there. In my own experience when a puppy has had blood or mucus in the stool it has been coccidia. This is very common in young puppies when they are under stress, such as leaving mommy or going to a new home. It is always a good idea to do a parvo test just to rule it out (the cost for the test is around $40). Revival animal clinic has a medicine that is less costly to treat coccidia, it is $24 and I have had luck with it in the past. (10/29/2009)
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