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Old 06-09-2011, 11:54 AM
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Unhappy Pup with blood at end of stool

I got a new pup last week. Right away, I noticed a tiny amount of blood, or red, in his stools. They were also soft and had some mucous. I thought it was probably due to the transition of going to a new home, but scheduled a vet visit.

I took a sample to the vet and he thought it might be coccidia (sp?). He gave him a wormer and also put him on Albon. As of today my little guy has been on the Albon for 7 days. As these days have gone by I realize that he is actually having a stool and then, at the very end of it he has a good sized drop of blood. This is happening the majority of the times he goes poop. His stools themselves, have varied between normal firmness to mucousy to 'softserve' like.
He has also started scooting his little butt along the floor in the past 2 days.

I am taking him back to the vet, but am very worried. Has anyone experienced something like this before? (And please tell me it's curable, grin)

He is a Papillon, 10 weeks old, already neutered (breeder had him neutered at 8 weeks), and weighs about 2 pounds.

Other than this scary issue, he is very active, runs, plays, sleeps well, and has a great appetite. I do let him eat frequently.

Thank you for ANY help.
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Take a fresh stool sample with you. Our pup just got over giardia, which has similar symptoms, then had a round of irritable bowel from a treat we gave her...with similar symptoms. It could be anything, but they should be able to tell you if they test the stool. If he is eating/drinking and has a good activity level, that is a good sign. It could also be the food change. I'm not sure what he was eating before, and what you're feeding now?
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Thanks for the quick response. I'm hoping he will have to go potty soon so I can get a sample before we head to the vet.

The breeder had him on an Iam's puppy formula and I bought Avoderm Puppy Chicken and Rice. I have been giving him this in a 50/50 mixture since we got him
Do you have a suggestion for a puppy food that might work better, btw?

I will specifically ask about giardia.
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50/50 is kind of quick if he has a sensitive tummy (our dog does), but if he's already been on it for a week, it's probably not going to help to switch down to 25/75. Ask your vet if they recommend a chicken/rice feeding for a week if it's IB (it's gentle on the tummy). We did that for a week after the IB, then took another week to switch back to her kibble. Her poos are finally normal.

Avoderm is great, much much better than Iams. The only kibble better than Avoderm would be one with a non-meal as the main ingredient (meal is like leftover parts of the animal listed) and more proteins listed in the 2nd or 3rd ingredients. I believe Taste of the Wild, Orijen, or Wellness are a bit higher quality because of that. I like using this website to check ratings and ingredients. Dog Food Reviews | Dog Food Ratings. Avoderm gets 4 stars and the ingredients list is pretty good.

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I got a new pup last week. Right away, I noticed a tiny amount of blood, or red, in his stools. They were also soft and had some mucous. I thought it was probably due to the transition of going to a new home, but scheduled a vet visit.

I took a sample to the vet and he thought it might be coccidia (sp?). He gave him a wormer and also put him on Albon. As of today my little guy has been on the Albon for 7 days. As these days have gone by I realize that he is actually having a stool and then, at the very end of it he has a good sized drop of blood. This is happening the majority of the times he goes poop. His stools themselves, have varied between normal firmness to mucousy to 'softserve' like.
He has also started scooting his little butt along the floor in the past 2 days.

I am taking him back to the vet, but am very worried. Has anyone experienced something like this before? (And please tell me it's curable, grin)

He is a Papillon, 10 weeks old, already neutered (breeder had him neutered at 8 weeks), and weighs about 2 pounds.

Other than this scary issue, he is very active, runs, plays, sleeps well, and has a great appetite. I do let him eat frequently.

Thank you for ANY help.
Usually with the symptom of fresh red blood and mucus that looks like clear jelly at the end of the stool signals that there has been bleeding in the colon. Most of the time it is caused by the wrong kind of food ,over eating, parasites (in young animals) or virus infection.
The treatment for this is don't feed solid food for 24 hours. A liquid diet of low sodium broth will give the intestinal tract a chance to rest and do its job of flushing things out. Make sure that there is plenty of fresh water and at all times and encourage drinking. You can also use ice cubes sometimes it gets the to consume more fluids. After 24 hours I would use a diet of cooked chicken or turkey and rice for a week or two to get his stomach back on track and then slowly add a good quality dog food back into the diet. you can also add a small amount of plain unsweetened yogurt to food to help put the good bacteria back into the stomach.
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