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I have done a google search on this and was wondering if anyone has experienced this with their spoos?

If so what have been the reasons? Also it seems some Vets do things differently etc, so I am sure the answers could vary, but I would like to get some feedback as we will have an appt next week regardless.

There are no big changes in appetite or behaiver.

Thanks in advance!
 

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Define "Blood in stool". Are we talking about some reddish blood in a mucusy stool? Or, are we talking about very soft stools that are tary and almost black from the high concentration of blood in it (these also have a smell that you won't soon forget).
 

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Is the stool completely normal except for the blood? Is it frank red blood? No straining? Has he gotten into anything recently? Have you tried feeding a bland diet of hamburger/rice to see if it helped?

Personally, i am pretty low key on these things (but i didnt used to be!!). As long as EVERYTHING is normal otherwise and it isnt getting worse then i would let it go for a couple days. If it is not better then i would run a stool sample into the vet. Metronitazole is a very common drug and very helpful for stools.

As long as its red blood and not black blood then that is good. Red blood means it is coming from the lower bowe on the way outl. Black blood means intestional bleeding which is not good.
 

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Define "Blood in stool". Are we talking about some reddish blood in a mucusy stool? Or, are we talking about very soft stools that are tary and almost black from the high concentration of blood in it (these also have a smell that you won't soon forget).
She went a regular poo and no blood in it. Then 2 minutes later had a little more to releave and it was small stool with bright red blood in it. She does straign at times to poo although plenty does come out. No tar like or smell out of the norm.
 

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Is the stool completely normal except for the blood? Is it frank red blood? No straining? Has he gotten into anything recently? Have you tried feeding a bland diet of hamburger/rice to see if it helped?

Personally, i am pretty low key on these things (but i didnt used to be!!). As long as EVERYTHING is normal otherwise and it isnt getting worse then i would let it go for a couple days. If it is not better then i would run a stool sample into the vet. Metronitazole is a very common drug and very helpful for stools.

As long as its red blood and not black blood then that is good. Red blood means it is coming from the lower bowe on the way outl. Black blood means intestional bleeding which is not good.

OHH yeah, no black thankfully:)
 

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If the blood is bright red, then it is fresh blood. It sounds like she either has firm stools that may be making little cuts on the way out or she is straining and it is causing it. Does not SOUND serious, but, of course, keeping an eye on her would be advisable to make sure that it either ends or, in case it gets worse.

Good luck!
 
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