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There are a number of reasons your puppy may have blood in its stool, some more serious than others. This is a guide about a puppy with blood in its stool.
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March 3, 2017

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.

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March 3, 20171 found this helpful

Many dogs are lactose intolerant. Stop giving her the milk and ice cream-that could be causing gas and pain. Give her the soft puppy food, the canned or chewy kind that has what she needs in it. Milk, ice cream and bisquits are not food that carry the nutrients a dog needs.

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March 4, 20171 found this helpful

Ice cream has additives and a lot of sugar. It isn't considered good for dogs.

It's unusual for puppies to be lactose intolerant, but cow's milk has large proteins which can be difficult to digest.

Biscuits are "junk food" for dogs and should be given rarely.

Try giving your dog boiled rice with plain, unseasoned boiled chicken meat.

You can also give him puppy chow that has been softened with warm water, or canned dog food.

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By 0 found this helpful
November 9, 2015

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?

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November 10, 20150 found this helpful
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Suggest you immediately contact your vet re this new condition; your puppy may need help now.

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January 24, 20170 found this helpful

I just got my puppy and started her on a new food without gradually taking her off the other food will this create blood in the poop

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By 0 found this helpful
June 6, 2016

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.

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September 18, 20160 found this helpful

A little pappy hase little blood in stool is this normal?

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Anonymous
October 2, 20160 found this helpful

I have a 2 months old cocker spaniel. He had his physical at his vet's clinic and also a stool exam. He is update on his puppy's treatments. I noticed this morning he dropped a little bit of blood after he finished his poop. He is very active and happy and he loves to eat. My mother is giving him I believe to much wet food with his dry. Can this cause that? Dry Diamond for small breed. Wet lamb and rice or chicken and rice. One big teaspoon with around 1/3 cup dry. Please help!

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December 9, 2012

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.

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By Crystal

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December 10, 20120 found this helpful

This puppy should never have left it's mother until eight weeks old. And the answer to this very urgent question could have been for you to take the puppy to your veterinarian or have them come to you before the poor little creature dies.

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December 10, 20120 found this helpful

What is CS? It would be more helpful to spell out this item, rather than leave people wondering! I can't figure it out, and it's possible the person you're trying to help can't either! I do agree that the puppy should see the vet immediately! I can't understand why people waste time asking questions online, when the animal's life may be in danger! Would you do that with your child?

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January 31, 2016

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.

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January 31, 20161 found this helpful

By the way, if your puppy seems really hungry you can start supplementing with a little high quality soft food. But wait until the diarrhea clears up. A puppy's main food at this age is its mother's milk.

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January 31, 20161 found this helpful

And I shouldn't rant here, but will- this is indicative of the "puppy mill" style of puppy breeding. The pups are introduced to soft food as early as 3 weeks of age, are on nothing but cheap puppy chow by six weeks of age. At six weeks of age they are considered "weaned" and sold, even if the puppies have to be forcibly removed from the mom who still has milk. The breeders do this because they make their profit faster if the pups are out the door quicker.

Puppies naturally don't even start eating soft food (the mom controls this) until about six weeks, so there's no doubt that feeding cheap processed puppy chow from 3 weeks on can lead to digestive problems.

Here is a good article on why you should leave a puppy with its mom longer: http://www.snow  er-litter-mates/

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February 15, 20140 found this helpful

Why is my 2 week old puppy pooping blood?

By Bryce

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February 17, 20140 found this helpful
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It could be worms, or more devastatingly, parvo. Take your puppy to a vet immediately!

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February 17, 20140 found this helpful

Get it to the vet ASAP!

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By 0 found this helpful
October 24, 2016

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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Anonymous
October 26, 20160 found this helpful

has your puppy been wormed by a veterinarian? Hookworms can cause blood in the stool. I have seem over the counter wormers cause problems with puppies so see your vet.

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November 24, 20131 found this helpful

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.

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November 26, 20130 found this helpful

You need to call your Vet right away! Your puppy in very young and vulnerable to many possible problems. Only your Vet will be able to tell what is going on. But waiting is very dangerous for your puppy.

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November 26, 20130 found this helpful

Talk to your Veterinarian.

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By 0 found this helpful
February 6, 2011

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

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Anonymous
October 15, 20150 found this helpful

Switching dog food can give a dog diaharia so maybe try to keep her on a certain one for a while se if it helps if not go get her checked out

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Anonymous
December 28, 20150 found this helpful

If your really worried pay the 18 dollars. But the dog may get used to the new diet if you let it.And if your REALLY worried find another vet.It is probably fine though

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October 17, 2013

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

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October 19, 20130 found this helpful

Before you panic .... do you feed her fresh red meat? Also give it a couple of days to see if it settles down. Was she dripping blood or was it just within the stool?

Sometimes what you feed her can result in discolouration of the poop. Keep a close check on this - if there is a dramatic change then go to the vet.

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October 19, 20130 found this helpful

Ask your vet how they checked her for worms. If you are not happy change your vet.

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By 0 found this helpful
October 27, 2015

My 16 week old puppy is having bloddy mucus after she poops the last 24 hours. What's going on?

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October 27, 20150 found this helpful

Could be many possibilities. Please take your puppy to your vet ASAP to identify and treat the problem. The longer you wait, the more expensive the problem may become and the more your puppy suffers.

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October 29, 20150 found this helpful

DCA is absolutely right. This should never be left.

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September 8, 2015

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?

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September 8, 20150 found this helpful

Obviously something is wrong! Please take her to your vet as she may have an internal infection which needs medical treatment that you cannot provide.

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September 10, 20150 found this helpful

Blood in the stool may indicate hookworms.

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January 3, 20150 found this helpful

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"?

By Ken

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January 3, 20150 found this helpful

First of all, don't feed any animal raw pork. Raw pork has parasites known as "pork worm" that need to be killed by cooking. This may be the source of your problem. Take the puppy to the vet for a stool sample culture which will no doubt identify your problem.

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May 8, 20160 found this helpful

Has he had all 4 booster shots at 2 weeks apart?

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October 21, 2015

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?

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October 23, 20150 found this helpful

The safest way to be sure if the dog is ok is to see a vet. A wee dog like this may go down hill quickly. Also do your home work on what quality food that you should be feeding it as this can make all the difference to what sort of poo it is passing.

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November 3, 20150 found this helpful

First of all, you switched foods from one junk brand to another. Second, the dog's whole life just suddenly changed, so stress could certainly be an issue.

As long as she is playing and active she's probably ok for now, but make the vet appointment by phone before you actually arrive home.

If she starts to act lethargic, staggers, seizures or her condition worsens you will need to find an emergency vet in the area you are vacationing.

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February 12, 2013

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.

By Kelly

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February 15, 20130 found this helpful

You better get pups Dr. & fast. If had no shots could be anything sounds like parvo. It can kill animal. Puppies need all shots like children need theirs. Good Luck. Cookie17

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February 16, 20130 found this helpful

This is my post. My puppy was seen and had stool was tested he is fine, and for those who think I am a dummy. The dogs shots are up to par. Some of the people who respond to some of the questions asked on here try to belittle people and I my self find that very irrating. I wanted my female pup to experince a liter. She gets to play with her kids on play dates and they have a ball. So keep your negative comments in your head I don't want to read them. If you have nothing postive or nice to say then don't post on this feed. Kelly

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November 4, 2008

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

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By guest (Guest Post)
November 5, 20080 found this helpful

Get him to the vets asap! Sounds like parvo

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November 5, 20080 found this helpful

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!

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February 6, 20110 found this helpful

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

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Puppy with Blood in Its Stool

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)

By muttmom

Puppy with Blood in Its Stool

You need to have your dog checked by a vet ASAP. (11/23/2010)

By patches

Puppy with Blood in Its Stool

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)

By K9cats

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November 21, 20100 found this helpful

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.

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Puppy With Blood In Its Stool

Call your vet today, and don't wait for responses here. Blood in stool is dangerous for all pets. (04/12/2007)

By sylviecyn

Puppy With Blood In Its Stool

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)

By Riley

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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)

By Riley

Puppy With Blood In Its Stool

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)

By ejules00

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Puppy With Blood In Its Stool

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)

By Emanuel

Puppy With Blood In Its Stool

I took my puppy to the vet that day and he ended up having giardiasis. (05/31/2008)

By Dani

Puppy with Blood in Its Stool

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)

By sophiejane

Puppy with Blood in Its Stool

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)

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