I have been in and out of the Vet's office the last couple of weeks
first for an ear infection still working on that by rinisng his ears out 2x a week for a month.
Then for his eyes that are dirty a bit too often so we have eye drops for that
and now he has blood in his poop. It sort of starts normal and then he poops again
little more runny and the last time he really strains and he has a little blood coming out.
I have been to the Vet to ask but the girl said if it is just a little blood just keep an eye
on it and he should be allright, but it has continued for the last couple of days.
So what do you guys think? What should I do..... ???
Pooping blood is not normal - whether it is a little bit or a lot. I would have him evaluated by a vet ASAP. If your vet doesn't think it is a problem then perhaps you need another vet.
As far as goopy ears and eyes - it could be allergies, inhalent or food. What are you feeding him? Goopy ears often clear up with a change to a food that is free of wheat and corn.
Is he up to date with his worming? That can cause blood in faeces.
Won't someone please feed me!
If he's eating everything and anything like most pups do the bloody poop (if it's just occasionally and a little bit) can be due to him irritating his bowels because of what is passing through it.
I'm so sorry you have to deal with so many health issues with your puppy. I agree about finding a new vet if the current one does not thing blood in poop can be ignored. Hope Tasman gets better soon.
If it were me... and believe me.. it was... I would demand/insist the vet (or a new one) do a fecal exam PLUS snap test for giardia and other parasites.
We did $18 fecal exam after fecal exam with Ender... negative negative negative...
so finally one morning I became so frustrated... I mean I could just TELL something was not right... and it wasn't just a diet problem... I called and was like "surely you have other tests you can run on him or his poop... I know some parasites don't show up under a normal fecal test"
Vet said... "oh we have a complete fecal exam we can give which includes Giardia snap test etc. that is $54"... I was like "go for it.. I HAVE to know at this point"... so they did... and his test came back positive for Giardia.. who KNOWS how long he'd had it... I mean we had dealt with on/off loose poop for over a month at this point.
Now of course we are attempting to solve THAT problem which is a bit of a long road but we're getting there.
Poor Tasman! I hope he recovers soon. I know how hard it is to have your puppy be sick and not know what to do about it, or not be able to do anything about it but let it run its course!
CoCo went through diarrhea, but that was cleaned up quickly with a bland diet and deworming.
She's recently developed the goopy eyes lately too. I believe its from air born allergens, not food ones since she has been on the same food all along and this is a new development. We use polysporon drops once a day. They don't seem to bother her, its just that she gets big green goobers on the inside corner of her eye sometimes. I hope that goes away soon!
We also clean her ears with solution from the vet after every swim. So far I think we're clear of ear infections, but I'm sure its just a matter of time!
~Jo & CoCo
If you add a little bit (about 1 T for an adult dog) of apple cider vinegar too her food the goopy eyes will usually clear up. Use organic ACV with the mother. Bragg is a good one, you can get it at the health food stores. I have also seen it at some grocery storess too.Originally Posted by CoCosMom
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The blood in the stool is something I would not ignore and neither should your vet.* The goopy eyes can or cannot be a problem.* Is the goop yellow?* If it is yellow that's a sign or some kind of infection but if it's just eye buggers like we get it's not a problem.* Mocha's always had eye buggers every morning and sometimes when I get home from work (after she's been sleeping for a while)* She's had several vets none of them saw a problem with it unless it turned yellow so I don't worry about it.* Some vets worry me I really think they over medicate just incase to often.
I feel you on the so many problems though. Mocha had a infected abcess (I think from a dirty needle shot but that's another story) that had to be drained and have a drain tube in for 2 weeks at about 4 months old. She had a small mass (tumor) removed from her rump at 9 months old. Plus the normal puppy stuff.
I think you are ALL right, I will try to "catch" a stool sample and ask to have the full exam done on it.
We have been feeding him Eukenuba LB puppy so that should be allright?
The thing is that he is not unhappy still energetic and always has his tail wagging at a hundred miles an hour,
I was also thinking he might have eaten something sharp, a shell or something that is scratching on
the inside of his tummy and causes the blood.....
Will keep you posted...