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My 1.5-year-old golden has had intermittent bouts of blood in the stool for 3 days now along with loose stools (not liquid). After the 1st day noticing it, I gave him some Nemex 2 in case it may be caused by worms. The bright red tinge of blood is a small amount and usually comes at the end of a BM when he's trying to get the rest out. This morning he had loose stools with no blood. But he just went about an hour ago, the first pile had no blood, just loose stool. He went in a different spot and there was a teaspoon amount of blood tinged stool. Planning to take him to the vet if I see it tomorrow. Anybody have similar experiences? Thanks.

BTW, he has no other symptoms. Gums are pink, diet is normal, bowel and urinary frequency is normal, no vomiting, and he is still his active self.
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Sounds to me like it could be a virus. Yes, I have had a similar experience and also some friends and a visit to the vet and some meds should clear it up. In all cases, it was an infection..could be from something he/she ate. I wouldnt worry "too" much about it seeing as your baby is so young.
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It coudl be also that he is straining causing the blood. So you might consider adding alittle canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling) to the food. It helps if there is diarrea or constipated. But it is really good taht you are getting him to the vet tomorrow. Better to be safe than sorry.

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My 1.5-year-old golden has had intermittent bouts of blood in the stool for 3 days now along with loose stools (not liquid). After the 1st day noticing it, I gave him some Nemex 2 in case it may be caused by worms. The bright red tinge of blood is a small amount and usually comes at the end of a BM when he's trying to get the rest out. This morning he had loose stools with no blood. But he just went about an hour ago, the first pile had no blood, just loose stool. He went in a different spot and there was a teaspoon amount of blood tinged stool. Planning to take him to the vet if I see it tomorrow. Anybody have similar experiences? Thanks.

BTW, he has no other symptoms. Gums are pink, diet is normal, bowel and urinary frequency is normal, no vomiting, and he is still his active self.
is your dog stressed? Roxy would do the same when she was your dogs age. i was stressed. took her to the emergency vet, who took a stool sample, it was negative.but put on meds that helped her. its always to be safe than sorry.
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Thanks for the responses mybuddy and BeauShel.

Mybuddy, do you remember what kind of meds the vet gave and how did he/she come to the conclusion of a virus, was it a stool sample? If it's a virus, I would think there would be no medications for it.

BeauShel, I'm going to see if I can get some pumpkin tomorrow and see how that goes. Any particular brand you use that yields good results?
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is your dog stressed? Roxy would do the same when she was your dogs age. i was stressed. took her to the emergency vet, who took a stool sample, it was negative.but put on meds that helped her. its always to be safe than sorry.
Not sure what you mean by stressed. I think he has a very lavish and relaxing lifestyle. He's spoiled But what kind of meds did they give you and did it eventually go away? Thanks.
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Hi

Sorry, I didnt mean to say virus and meant to erase that but forgot

I meant infection...Buddy had this not too long ago. He had really runny stool and as you described, strained at the end ( at which point it became runny ). I didnt give a stool sample. My vet asked me to describe the stool and showed me some pictures and I found the one that looked like Buddy's. He knew exactly what it was and gave him meds for a short time. I think it was only 3 days. ( antibiotics )...not sure the name though but whatever it was, cleared it right up!

I also kept his diet pretty bland for about a week during and after.

I suspect your dog got into something..I do recall Buddy eating something in the park the day before this happened.

Once my friend's lab had blood in his stool. We rushed him to the vet that second and they said it was much the same thing as Buddy had. Some meds and cleared up.

Your dog is young. Dont worry.
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Sorry, I didnt mean to say virus and meant to erase that but forgot

I meant infection...Buddy had this not too long ago. He had really runny stool and as you described, strained at the end ( at which point it became runny ). I didnt give a stool sample. My vet asked me to describe the stool and showed me some pictures and I found the one that looked like Buddy's. He knew exactly what it was and gave him meds for a short time. I think it was only 3 days. ( antibiotics )...not sure the name though but whatever it was, cleared it right up!

I also kept his diet pretty bland for about a week during and after.

I suspect your dog got into something..I do recall Buddy eating something in the park the day before this happened.

Once my friend's lab had blood in his stool. We rushed him to the vet that second and they said it was much the same thing as Buddy had. Some meds and cleared up.

Your dog is young. Dont worry.
Lol. thanks. I wish I could post pics of it here but I think some people would freak.
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Alright. Here goes nothing. What do you guys think, is it serious?

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