My dog has diarrhea, very bad smelly gas, and blood in stool?

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    alaina81posted 13 years ago

    My dog has diarrhea, very bad smelly gas, and blood in stool?

    Just got a dog yesterday and he has diarrhea, bad gas, and now there is blood in his stool? Is this a need for concern?

  2. Charlu profile image78
    Charluposted 13 years ago

    Yes  Dogs can become dehydrated quickly.  Did you change his food?  Some dogs GI tracts are very sensitive to changes in diets.  I would first call the owner where you got the dog and ask if there had been a change and then ask a vet.  Make sure he/she has plenty of water and try giving it some rice and chicken, or rice and hamburger. They literally sell it in the store and at the vets office now but I usually make it myself if my dogs get sick       Good Luck

  3. AGBarteck profile image59
    AGBarteckposted 13 years ago

    take him to a vet.  I hope your dog is guaranteed for health.

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    jasper420posted 12 years ago

    TAKE HIM TO THE VET! anytime there is blood there is need for concern

  5. afriqnet profile image64
    afriqnetposted 12 years ago

    Yeah it is a concern and it warrant immediate attention
    Dr Joe Njenga

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    mariemoreno22posted 4 months ago

    I'm sorry to hear your new dog is having these troublesome symptoms. Diarrhea, gas and blood are definitely concerning and warrant a vet visit as soon as possible.

    Sudden diet changes are a common cause of GI upset in dogs, so switching foods could very likely be the culprit here. Their digestive systems are quite sensitive. But the presence of blood indicates irritation or inflammation that needs medical attention.

    Some possible causes include:

    - Dietary indiscretion or food intolerance
    - Parasites
    - Bacterial or viral infection
    - Inflammatory bowel disease
    - Colon polyps or cancer

    The vet can run tests to identify the cause and provide appropriate treatment. In the meantime, try switching back to the previous food if possible and give bland foods like boiled chicken and rice to give the stomach a rest. Make sure your dog stays well hydrated.

    Probiotics and digestive enzymes may also help soothe the GI tract. Once symptoms improve, transition slowly to a new food over the course of a week or more. I hope you're able to get this resolved quickly! Please keep us posted. Here is an article with more details on potential causes of bloody diarrhea:


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