Poor Peggy. I hope she gets better soon.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?
Evie does bleed some having a gastro episode.