|Barked: Tue Sep 1, '09 8:52pm PST |
|Parasites do cause blood in feces, bright red blood that is, and usually accompanies with loose watery stool. But one tapeworm is not that big of a concern, usually dogs can cure themselves unless they get a large load of eggs.
However............the fact that your pup has been losing weight is a concern. If worms was the cause and its Tapeworm, to carry a load like that you would see "rice" in the stool in large amounts for that period of 3 months.
Our dog had bloody mucous stools that were gray in color, foul smelling, and she went number 2 four to eight times a day. Lost a litle weight. They tested her for parasites so many times, never found anything. Finally they had us take her to Texas A and M, turns out she has Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency Disease and not parasites.
Yes follow your vets instruction to treat for the Tapeworm, but if symptoms continue document them so you can figure whats going on, blood in stool comes with many many causes. hope your pup gets well soon.
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