Blood In Puppy Stool

blood in puppy stoolBlood in your puppy stool could be an indication of a serious health condition and you should ideally take the pup to a vet immediately. However, it’s always helpful if you can understand what’s really going on with your puppy before you consult with a vet.

Some possible causes of blood in your puppy stool are:

Worm – Dogs are quite vulnerable when it comes to worm-related diseases. Hookworms, tapeworms and whipworms are some types of worms that can cause minor to serious health problems on your puppy.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome – often known as Colitis, this is usually caused by inflammation and irritation in the intestine. but it can also caused by the infestation of whipworms or change in diet. Besides blood you will also find mucus in the stool.

Chronic Diarrhea – There are many things that can cause this condition, including pancreatic disease, cancer, viral infections, parasitic infections, intestinal blockages, and many more.

Viruses – Two of the most common viruses that can cause blood in your puppy stool are Parvovirus and Coronavirus.

Giardiasis – This condition is caused by some kind of a bacteria that attacks the intestines.

Bowel Obstruction – Sometimes a puppy eats something that’s not food and causing a blockage within the digestive system. This will cause irritation that leads to bloody stools.

Colon Cancer – It’s usually showing the same symptoms as IBS, but also accompanied with weight loss.

Liver Disease – This disease is affecting the production of proteins that promote blood clotting, sometimes it would lead to bloody stools.

What you should do when you find blood in your puppy stool is to collect the stool sample in a plastic bag then call your vet to set an appointment and get your pup checked. In most cases, this condition can be easily treated, so there’s no reason to panic, just make sure your puppy can get a proper treatment right away.

1 Comment to “Blood In Puppy Stool”

  • Avery December 9, 2015 at 10:48 pm

    My puppy managed to steal a huge chunk of cooked liver and ate it before I could take it from her. Well, you can only imagine how the next couple of days went by. She ended up with a bad diarrhea so bloody stools were on the menu, unfortunately. After a week everything was back to normal but she lost an insane amount of weight. Since that incident I never leave any food unsupervised; I know I don’t want to go through that hell again.