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Peggy's had only one noteworthy gastrointestinal illness since we brought her home over a year ago, and has had no accidents in her crate. But last night I heard her being a little restless and ignored my gut feeling. Never ignore your gut feeling!! I should have let her out. Instead I decided not to disturb her and went to bed.

This morning my husband woke to a big, mostly solid poop in the crate, and a miserable poodle tucked as far away from it as possible. He tethered her on the front porch while he bathed her, during which she had terrible diarrhea. She must have been so stressed, unable to get to the grass. My heart hurts thinking about it.

I woke up in the middle of all this and immediately took her to the backyard, where she had two more episodes of diarrhea in the span of an hour, both of which were red with blood. She continued to leak a little blood for a few minutes after.

My last dog had regular diarrhea, sometimes bloody. She had sooo many food intolerances, it just became a part of life. But this is new for Peggy.

She did get into the garbage for the first time a couple of days ago, and swallowed a big hunk of gelatinous pot roast fat. I was shocked it didn't make her ill at the time and still suspect this might have been the culprit.

Does your poodle ever bleed after a severe gastro episode?

She was full of energy once she got the poops out, wanting to play and be silly. She's eaten some chicken and held it in just fine. Now she's huddled up against me, occasionally trembling, likely cold from all the outdoor bathing, and exhausted because she missed her morning nap. Oh poodle. :(

I hope Poppy is doing well, @fjm. I immediately thought of her this morning. I think Peggy's nights sleeping apart from us may be coming to an end.
 

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Peggy's had only one noteworthy gastrointestinal illness since we brought her home over a year ago, and has had no accidents in her crate. But last night I heard her being a little restless and ignored my gut feeling. Never ignore your gut feeling!! I should have let her out. Instead I decided not to disturb her and went to bed.

This morning my husband woke to a big, mostly solid poop in the crate, and a miserable poodle tucked as far away from it as possible. He tethered her on the front porch while he bathed her, during which she had terrible diarrhea. She must have been so stressed, unable to get to the grass. My heart hurts thinking about it.

I woke up in the middle of all this and immediately took her to the backyard, where she had two more episodes of diarrhea in the span of an hour, both of which were red with blood. She continued to leak a little blood for a few minutes after.

My last dog had regular diarrhea, sometimes bloody. She had sooo many food intolerances, it just became a part of life. But this is new for Peggy.

She did get into the garbage for the first time a couple of days ago, and swallowed a big hunk of gelatinous pot roast fat. I was shocked it didn't make her ill at the time and still suspect this might have been the culprit.

Does your poodle ever bleed after a severe gastro episode?
Poor Peggy. I hope she gets better soon.

Evie does bleed some having a gastro episode.
 

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Aww, poor Peggy. Pogo would sometimes have blood in his poop during bouts of gastric distress. In his younger years he would recover pretty quickly if I took him off kibble for a couple days and fed him a slurry of cooked rice and lean ground meat.
 

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Poor Peggy ! Yes, Beckie sometimes has bloody stools when she's having gastric problems. Do you have gastro food you can put her on for a while ?
 

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I know those nights of bloody mucus diarrhea. Babykins has ulcerative colitis. Poor Peggy. Don’t feel guilty, just pay attention in the future to those clues so she can potty appropriately. She’s such a good girl.

I figured out what Babykins was allergic to and intolerant of and changed her diet. I’m very strict with her diet. When we’re in a training club I’m always scouring the floor for treats dropped by other trainers. We haven’t had any episodes in a long time.

I do think it might have been the fatty pot roast garbage. I was visiting my daughter and went to her trainer who swore by Costco Kirkland meatballs for training. Those meatballs were magic during training, but Babykins had the worst diarrhea from the fat and spices. That was my lesson, stick to safe food.
 
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On a quick internet search, there is the possibility (probability in fact) of a condition known as stress colitis and also the ever popular, dietary indiscretion. Both can be a cause of blood in stool.

I'm voting for a one off situation :).
 

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Hope Peggy it isn't a problem - Agree old fatty roast might be the culprit. Thoughts and prayers to Peg and family.
 

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You know me - I would check with the vet just in case! If there is a chance of pancreatitis better safe than sorry. I now always have cans of Royal Canin sensitivity in the cupboard, having found it even better than chicken and rice for recovering from dietary indiscretions and other upsets.

I hardly dare say how much better Poppy has been for fear of jinxing it. After considerable trial and error she gets 1/4 metrobactin (metronidazole) every 60 hours and 1/3-1/2 sachet Protexin Pro-kolin powder every day, along with 4 small meals a day of Royal Canin hepatic canned and chicken breast. So far we have had 30 days of OK to excellent poos... Best of all she shows no signs of tummy ache, and is bright and bouncy.

Hope Peggy feels better soon - there is a lot to be said for having them close enough to wake you in an emergency.
 

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Poor Peggy, she sure does seem to have her fair share of problems. I hope she recovers quickly.
 

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It sounds like you have already dealt with a lot of GI issues, so you are probably familiar with the bland chicken and rice diet that can help an upset stomach. When Ziggy was having bad diarrhea that lasted over a month, the vet reassured me that blood is common with dog diarrhea and isn't as scary as it looks. It's always good to call the vet just in case, but I found that reassuring because the blood can be quite scary.
We ended up getting lots of tests over the month and trying a few variations of the bland diet. His diarrhea finally went away when I switched him to a salmon kibble (I guess he has a chicken intolerance?)

I am so sorry to hear about Peggy. The diarrhea and blood is so scary when you don't know what is causing it.
 

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I really feel for Peggy and for you guys. 😔 Our Great Dane Moose had so many gut issues his whole life. It’s just no fun for anyone, dog and human.
Hope she’s starting to feel better.
 

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I really feel for Peggy and for you guys. 😔 Our Great Dane Moose had so many gut issues his whole life. It’s just no fun for anyone, dog and human.
Hope she’s starting to feel better.
I really hope she's not going to be like that. :( You do what you have to do, but like with Moose, it definitely wasn't easy with Gracie. Unlike the food-related issues, which were manageable, her tendency to get nervous diarrhea led to some very embarrassing moments.
 

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It sounds like you have already dealt with a lot of GI issues, so you are probably familiar with the bland chicken and rice diet that can help an upset stomach. When Ziggy was having bad diarrhea that lasted over a month, the vet reassured me that blood is common with dog diarrhea and isn't as scary as it looks. It's always good to call the vet just in case, but I found that reassuring because the blood can be quite scary.
We ended up getting lots of tests over the month and trying a few variations of the bland diet. His diarrhea finally went away when I switched him to a salmon kibble (I guess he has a chicken intolerance?)

I am so sorry to hear about Peggy. The diarrhea and blood is so scary when you don't know what is causing it.
I rushed Gracie to the emergency vet the first time it happened. I was a wreck. Luckily, I met a very nice woman in the waiting room, who listened patiently to what was going on and then told me, rather bluntly, to go home. Lol. I'm so glad she did, because it turned out Gracie just couldn't handle the rich liver treats I'd been giving her. That kind stranger saved me at least $500, and also spared Gracie the trauma of all that poking and prodding.
 

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You know me - I would check with the vet just in case! If there is a chance of pancreatitis better safe than sorry. I now always have cans of Royal Canin sensitivity in the cupboard, having found it even better than chicken and rice for recovering from dietary indiscretions and other upsets.

I hardly dare say how much better Poppy has been for fear of jinxing it. After considerable trial and error she gets 1/4 metrobactin (metronidazole) every 60 hours and 1/3-1/2 sachet Protexin Pro-kolin powder every day, along with 4 small meals a day of Royal Canin hepatic canned and chicken breast. So far we have had 30 days of OK to excellent poos... Best of all she shows no signs of tummy ache, and is bright and bouncy.

Hope Peggy feels better soon - there is a lot to be said for having them close enough to wake you in an emergency.
Since she had no other symptoms, and the diarrhea didn't continue, I didn't take her. I think covid procedures have made me much more conservative with vet visits. They're so stressful for everyone. :(

I'm so happy to hear that Poppy has settled into a routine and is feeling good. Doesn't get much better than bright and bouncy! Yay Poppy! Is she walking better, too? Able to keep up with Miss Sophy?
 

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Hope Peggy it isn't a problem - Agree old fatty roast might be the culprit. Thoughts and prayers to Peg and family.
It was a tremendous amount of fat. Eek. And since she'd never had her head in the garbage before, I didn't think twice about plopping it in there. I was prepared for an explosion that night, and when it didn't happen, I assumed we were in the clear. Oops.
 

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On a quick internet search, there is the possibility (probability in fact) of a condition known as stress colitis and also the ever popular, dietary indiscretion. Both can be a cause of blood in stool.

I'm voting for a one off situation :).
I'm also leaning towards the one-off and remain hopeful that I've been blessed with a poodle with better-than-average digestive capabilities!
 

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I know those nights of bloody mucus diarrhea. Babykins has ulcerative colitis. Poor Peggy. Don’t feel guilty, just pay attention in the future to those clues so she can potty appropriately. She’s such a good girl.

I figured out what Babykins was allergic to and intolerant of and changed her diet. I’m very strict with her diet. When we’re in a training club I’m always scouring the floor for treats dropped by other trainers. We haven’t had any episodes in a long time.

I do think it might have been the fatty pot roast garbage. I was visiting my daughter and went to her trainer who swore by Costco Kirkland meatballs for training. Those meatballs were magic during training, but Babykins had the worst diarrhea from the fat and spices. That was my lesson, stick to safe food.
Poor Babykins. What a horrible experience after something that was probably so tasty!

My mom swears by turkey meatballs (possibly also from Costco) but I don't trust the ingredients. Anything that just says "spices" worries me, as I assume there's onion in there. Although Peggy did enjoy some pretty disgusting training treats during puppy class with no issue. (Yes, there was once even processed cheese in a can! Still makes me cringe.)

The pot roast fat was probably the equivalent of a stick of butter, which is rather horrifying to think about. And it wasn't even a good pot roast! Lol.

I think the stress of desperately having to poop and not being able to get out of her crate was probably also a factor. Peggy's housetraining was easier than I ever thought possible. She doesn't even like pooping near the house and will retreat to the furthest edges of the yard. That was definitely a traumatic night for her. Thankfully, she didn't hesitate to go into her crate last night. I thought there might be some pushback.
 
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