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My 3 year old chihuahua has had bloody stringy gelatinous very frequent stools for about a week.

When this started she also vomited a few times (yellow bile), though I don't know if this is related. She is acting like her normal self, except for this disgusting problem! Any ideas? Thank you.


Asked by Member 636528 on May 24th 2008 Tagged stool, blood in Illness & Disease
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Gio

Vet.


Gio answered on May 24th.

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Lily

If it's gone on this long, get her to her Dr. One day is one thing, but a week is far too long, especially with blood involved.


Lily answered on 5/24/08. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


Guest

I would get this checked by your Vet. asap because bloody, mucus, stools could be signs of Parvovirus. All dogs need to be vaccinated for this disease because it is almost always fatal.


Member 630622 answered on 5/24/08. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


Jack

I agree with everyone here that the symptoms are incredibly serious if they have been going on for a week and you need to get her to a vet asap.

Sometimes, a loose or bloody stool combined with the gelatin-like consistency can be a normal reaction to the colon being inflamed. If, for example, a dog ate something that didn't agree with him, then this could happen once or twice. The colon produces the gel like substance to protect itself when it is irritated. That, in itself can be a normal, short term reaction to acute irritation. But, for it to be happening this much is very worrying. Blood can rarely be normal, as well, since the colon and rectum are lined with delicate blood vessels and under strain one or two can rupture and cause superficial bleeding. This usually causes bright red blood not dark blood. But, any time you have these symptoms more than once, it is best to treat them as an emergency situation.

Vomiting bile could be from an empty tummy, but again, VET!


Jack answered on 5/26/08. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer