pet health


Question by  Kes (21)

Why is my dog pooping dark red blood?


Answer by  Trueakitalover (1728)

when a stool has blood in it for a dog it means that they could have the parvo virus. Which if this is the case the dog doesn't eat, drink or anything becomes very lethargic. They usually die from parvo virus. Take the dog to the vet immediately.


Answer by  LM27 (12)

Unless Fido has eaten leftover beets or chewed up your red scarf, get him to a veterinarian. He's bleeding higher up in his digestive tract, which can't be good. If he's in distress, call your vet immediately or take him to an animal hospital with emergency services.


Answer by  landock (15)

Typically, dark blood indicates an internal problem, such as an ulcer or tears in the digestive track. Fresh blood is lighter in shade and could indicate a problem in the colon. You should consult a veterinarian as soon as possible with any type of bleeding.


Answer by  Serafinah (232)

This is not a good sign and needs to be looked at by the vet IMMEDIATELY. Dark red blood signals a bleed from somewhere high in the GI tract; while it's not always life-threatening, it does need treatment!

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