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Zoey, Shellie & Griffin

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Barked: Sat Sep 24, '11 1:59pm PST 
Blood in the stool can be quite worrisome and quite serious. It could be lots of different things like Pancreatitis, Colitis, Gastroenteritis and more. The best thing to do is to withhold food for 24-48 hours. Give Powerade (white cherry kind is most readily accepted) as it helps with dehydration and keeps the electrolytes up, give that every 2 hours. If the dog still has diarrhea in 24-48 hours you need to find a way to get him to a vet, either Care Credit, borrow funds from friends/family, finding a humane/rescue organization that will help, getting a payday loan ETC, as it can be lifethreatening. It is really common to see pancreatitis in I would really try to find a way to get him to a vet. He also should be on a bland diet, like boiled chicken & rice for the next 3-4 days AFTER you withhold food for 24-48 hours.

Edited by author Sat Sep 24, '11 2:01pm PST

(retired)min- ister misty

be calm, dont- worry!
Barked: Mon Sep 26, '11 4:21am PST 
sorry sweet snout,but you really need to go to the vetshrug

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Barked: Mon Dec 12, '11 4:20am PST 
I have a 9 month old Bono. He has had diarrhea fairly consistently since i got him and I've tried changing his food but it hasn't helped. He used to eat regularly, about 1 cup to 1 1/2 cup twice a day and ate more when he was around other dogs on his playdates. But in the past month or so he has gotten very picky and will only eat when his dry food is mixed with soft food, but even then he will only eat a little bit. I took him to the vet who prescribed a probiotic and change of food to a better quality food like eucanuba. They did a test on his feces and nothing was wrong. The probiotic did not help and he doesn't seem to like the new food. I was wondering what other types of food i could try or maybe if you had the same problem what did your vet say to do.Thanks


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Barked: Mon Dec 12, '11 7:45am PST 
In spite of what your vet says eukanuba isn't that great a food it contains alot of grains and other ingredients that can cause issues in some dogs. I suggest you post your question in the food and nutrition forum and check out the thread "So you are confused about... It gives alot of excellent information about how to get the best quality food for your budget and things that are good and bad in food. I found it very informative and easy to follow and I think you will as well. Best of luck and I hope you are able to get your pup eating and feeling better soon.

throw me a- frickin' bone- here

Barked: Tue Dec 13, '11 8:14pm PST 
Guest, you'll get a better response if you start a new thread, maybe in Food & Nutrition.

OP, I agree with the others. I'm hoping you find a way to get your sweet pup to the vet without breaking the bank too much.


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Barked: Tue Dec 13, '11 9:39pm PST 
You should really take your dog to the vet. Parvo (which is fatal very rapidly like 1-2 days) and many other possible infections or parasites can be the cause. Also, the dog might have ingested chicken bones or sometihng sharp like glass.
(retired)min- ister misty

be calm, dont- worry!
Barked: Wed Dec 14, '11 1:51am PST 
sorry sweetie,but blood in the stool is never good,the vet is the only optionshrug

Barked: Thu Dec 15, '11 3:20am PST 
I want to thank you too, because I've the same problem with my Bono. I used dog wipes & now I'm very pleased smile. Thank you so much for advices again!

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Barked: Sun Dec 18, '11 7:12pm PST 
I know the OP has probably moved on, but my dog had the same symptoms about 10 years ago.

He has a very sensitive tummy and he got into the trash where he found a pepperoni. He was vomiting and had diarrhea and by the second day had blood in his stool, which sent me into a blind panic. I had no money...and I mean worried about how I was going to make the rent broke.

I took him to our vet anyway and explained my situation. They let me post date two checks to be cashed on dates when I knew I'd have some money in the bank.

Since the blood was bright red, the vet said it was unlikely he had intestinal bleeding, and prescribed some medicine to stop the diarrhea. He had me feed chicken broth for a day, then scrambled eggs and rice in small amounts for a few days after to be sure that he had time to heal.

Everything worked out fine and he's still with me today.

Don't be afraid to ask for help when your pup needs medical care. Some vets really do care about the animals enough to take a chance on you!

Sweetness, Soul,- & Inspiration
Barked: Mon Dec 19, '11 5:46pm PST 
I just wanted th OP to know I just had to take my dog in for the very same thing...they spent 45 minutes with her...took a fecal sample and checked it for 3-4 things, gave her a shot of antibiotic and a special thing they can place under the skin that acts like an IV, a can of ad dog food to get her to eat again and antibiotic pills to send home...and the total bill was $37.60!!!!!! I was wondering just how much all this was going to cost and it was so little and worth every cent!! Also it stopped all the diarrhia and with in a few hours she is back to her old self.!smile
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