|Barked: Fri Apr 19, '13 10:29pm PST |
|First of all, no one panic, going to call the vet first thing. XD
Zeppelin here just came home a week ago. Today he's had loose stools all day, but he's been acting normal and playing normal, and seems to be eating just fine. But this latest time he pooed, it had a small amount of bright red blood in it.
Internet research seems to say the most common cause is worms or intestinal parasites. He was dewormed three times before 8 weeks, and then got Iverhart/Frontline (half dosages because of his weight) on Monday after seeing the vet for a kennel cough and one other vaccine. He bounced back just fine from that.
Is there a parasite he might have that deworming and the heartworm/flea/tick stuff doesn't cover? He's not showing any other symptoms, which I would expect if it were something horrible like Parvo.
I just want some insight, I'm a paranoid mom and would call the vet right now at 2am if he were showing any other symptoms aside from the blood in his stool. But other than that, he seems absolutely fine. Am I overreacting and stressing over something small? If his stool is better in the morning, should I put off the vet till Monday? (Small town, they're closed over the weekend, but if I call they'll return the call right away. They're awesome like that.)
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