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Izzo has mucus/blood in his poop-off to vet :/

I thought this was over but now it's back. Izzo had a little mucus/blood in his stool last weekend. He was acting perfectly fine. Vet gave him a pill to take once a day for 10 days. He was better and now this morning he pooped on the floor and he had a big glob of mucus at the end with flecks of blood (I know, TMI). He doesn't show any signs of illness and hadn't been around other dogs but Cassie, who isn't around other dogs either. They only play in our backyard. I guess I have to take him to the vet so they can run a fecal test and see what's up with my boy. I have no clue. Anyone else have a clue as to what might be going on? I will update later.


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Nicole, hope Izzo is ok. Jasper had issues as a puppy and they never turned up to be anything and he grew out of it. If the tests come back negative for worms and Giardia it could just be gastro-intestinal distress. If so ask your vet about a probiotic. Petflora is what they gave me.

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It's not TMI for me as I have had two dogs with SIBO, and have tons of experience with mucousy, at times, bloody poops.

My guess is gastoenteritis from a virus. IF the mucousy poops come back occasionally, then I would run a GI panel at TAMU just to make sure it doesn't turn into SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth), which can then turn into chronic pancreatitis.

If the antibiotic (my guess is they gave Metronizidole(sp)) does work and you don't see the return of mucousy stools in the next year, then great. I am not clear on when the pill was given -- my assumption is that you are still giving it??

I would give small amounts of probiotics for awhile to get the good gut flora back in since antibiotics wipe everything back out. I would say it's ok to give now - 2 hours after a meal when the antibiotic is given. The only time it's not good that I know of to give a probiotic is during an acute attack of panceatitis.

Hope it's nothing and it clears up fast.

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It's not TMI for me as I have had two dogs with SIBO, and have tons of experience with mucousy, at times, bloody poops.

My guess is gastoenteritis from a virus. IF the mucousy poops come back occasionally, then I would run a GI panel at TAMU just to make sure it doesn't turn into SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth), which can then turn into chronic pancreatitis.

If the antibiotic (my guess is they gave Metronizidole(sp)) does work and you don't see the return of mucousy stools in the next year, then great. I am not clear on when the pill was given -- my assumption is that you are still giving it??

I would give small amounts of probiotics for awhile to get the good gut flora back in since antibiotics wipe everything back out. I would say it's ok to give now - 2 hours after a meal when the antibiotic is given. The only time it's not good that I know of to give a probiotic is during an acute attack of panceatitis.

Hope it's nothing and it clears up fast.

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That's exactly what was given to him. not finished with the px yet. I actually had forgotten it for a day or two. I know- horrible dog mama.


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Let us know what the vet says.

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Did Izzo eat anything in your yard? I had that happen with McKenna and a week later Sedona. We couldn't figure out what was going on with them until we spied McKenna pulling a cayenne pepper off the pepper plant (through the chicken wire fencing we'd put up around it to keep them out!) Cayenne pepper plant came out, end of problem!

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Hope all is ok! Not TMI, I've posted things like that before too and it's very scary when you don't know what's causing it. You may want to go to a simple diet for a few days or even skip a meal to give the tummy time to calm down. Chicken and rice is good.

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Just got back from vet visit and picking up kids from school. My vet ran a fecal and she said that she didn't see anything there that was worrisome. She said to continue the rest of the meds she had given him last Saturday and if it continues we could do another round. She said it could be anything from stress to eating something he shouldn't have. Whew....ok back to life Thanks for the well wishes! Oh, I also had her check his legs b/c I thought they looked bowed when I bathed him. She checked him out and said there was nothing that concerned her there either. She said sometimes one bone will grow faster than the other then as they grow more (until they are full grown) they will even out. His feet do the easty-westy thing and she said it helps for them to be on a surface with traction such as carpet, walking on the sidewalks or even mud to help them to straighten up. Izzo is petty much on tile and the wood flooring most of the time. Another whew..... get back to life!!!!


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