My 13 yr old Shih Tsu has eaten dirt, has had diarrhea and now swollen anus and an odor.Do I take him to a vet

Just moved into house with no backyard landscaping. My dog comes in the house with dirt all over his mouth. I think he is digesting the dirt. He is 13 yrs. And having trouble with bowel movements anyway because of arthritis in the rear of his back. Do I take him to a vet?

Asked by Member 1146430 on Dec 24th 2012 Tagged diarrhea, odor, eatingdirt, swollenanus in Illness & Disease
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Yes, I would today, this morning, if possible. You never know what might have been in the dirt. Good Luck!

Kali answered on 12/24/12. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


You should take him to the vet ASAP!

Member 1116541 answered on 12/25/12. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


yes, dog usually eat dirt if they are missing something in their diet or have other problems. A good vet check up should help to figure out what is going on. Good luck

Ikan answered on 12/26/12. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer