Dog sick need help!!!

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Fussy8, Aug 16, 2011.

  1. Fussy8

    Fussy8 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 4, 2011
    I come here for everthing and now i am counting on you guys to help me!!! My grandmother changed her dog food yesterday to Blue Buffalo Naturals with hard and soft food. Her 1 year old king charels spaniel will alwasy let her 10 year old nonsense eat first the he will finish it off. Well he would eat yesterday like normal now he won't eat at all he may lick the bowl but that is all! She tryed everything from hand feeding him to softening it! Now just this morning he had blood in his diahrea stool. Also to add insult to injury we think it was hiim who just peed in the hall!!! Please help us!! Thank you all for helping with all the problems I come and ask you guys to help with! (sorry for the hes this is talking about the king charles spaniel 'Levi')
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  2. goldeneggtees

    goldeneggtees Fluffy Butt Nut

    Mar 11, 2009
    Long Island, NY
    Does he get vaccinated for parvo virus? I know that causes bloody diarrhea. I hope it isn't because it can be lethal. I say take him to a vet asap. Good luck, hope he gets better soon.
  3. Fussy8

    Fussy8 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 4, 2011
    YEs and we are thinking about it it has only been a day thanks
  4. goldeneggtees

    goldeneggtees Fluffy Butt Nut

    Mar 11, 2009
    Long Island, NY
    Parvo can be a quick illness. I know because we had a dog die from it when I was younger.
  5. goldeneggtees

    goldeneggtees Fluffy Butt Nut

    Mar 11, 2009
    Long Island, NY
    But then again, hopefully it's not parvo, just read this about bloody stools in dogs

    Causes of Bloody Diarrhea In Dogs
    While bloody diarrhea in dogs can be alarming when you see it, it isn’t always a sign of something serious. It can occur for several different reasons, some of them minor and some of them more serious. If your dog has a single bout of bloody diarrhea, it is usually nothing to worry about. However, if your dog has repeated episodes of bloody diarrhea, then it is definitely something you should take seriously. In older dogs the most common cause of bloody diarrhea is cancer. In puppies and young dogs the most common cause of bloody diarrhea is parasites.
    Causes of bloody diarrhea can include:
    Trauma to your dog’s intestines or picky area
    Inflammatory bowel disease
    Polyps in the colo-rectal area
    Cancer in the lower bowels
    Food allergy
    Eating too much or something disagreeable

    Intestinal parasites
    Intestinal infection, such as a bacteria or virus
    Clotting disorders
    Possible picky disease, or disease involving the rectum or colon
  6. pbjmaker

    pbjmaker Overrun With Chickens

    May 9, 2008
    Central Iowa
    Dogs and cats can get blood in their stools from changing food suddenly. Did you just switch foods or did you add some of the new food to the old and slowly replace it?

    He may not be eating because he doesn't like the change. Is he neutered? There could be lots of reasons for him peeing in the hallway.
  7. DJFarm

    DJFarm New Egg

    Aug 15, 2011
    Did you mix his new food with his old food? Usually when changing diets you should slowly do it over a weeks time. Also Blue Buffalo is very rich and could not be the right food for a Cavalier. We see them at work all the time and they usually have sensitive stomachs. I doubt its parvo unless your dog has ever been vaccinated. If it was he would be deathly ill. I'd try with holding food for 12 hours then give him a bland diet of boiled chicken and white rice with plenty of water. Like we tell our clients though please take him in to be seen if no improvement. As for peeing in the hallway if thats not normal for him he could have a urinary tract infection...
  8. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Abrupt changes in diet can cause a colitis like reaction including bloody diarraeha. I would recommend putting the dog back on his original diet and taking him to the veterinarian.
  9. AinaWGSD

    AinaWGSD Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 2, 2010
    Sullivan, IL
    You need to make that vet appointment sooner rather than later. If he's a year old and up to date on his vaccines, it's very unlikely to be parvo. However, given his breed, the lack of interest in food coupled with bloody diarrhea I would be very concerned about pancreatitis. Pancreatitis can be brought on by sudden change in diet, eating something high in fat, and sometimes it just seems to pop up out of nowhere and is much more serious than a simple bout of gastritis. Chronic or repeated incidences of pancreatitis will also predispose a dog to diabetes (although that's something you probably wouldn't see until he was more like 6-10 years old). It could be just gastritis, but it could also be something much worse. Given the myriad of health problems this breed can face, it's better safe than sorry. If he's straining to defecate, that can sometimes cause them to leak urine too. Or he could have a bladder infection on top of whatever GI problems he's having. Or maybe it was the other dog.

    FWIW, I've not been impressed by the blue buffalo food personally. I haven't tried my dogs on it, but none of the dogs that come into the vet where I work seem to do all that great on it. I'm sure it works wonderfully for some dogs as it seems to be quite popular. But the one's I've seen on it just don't seem to be dogs that do well on it.
  10. Whitewinterwolf

    Whitewinterwolf Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 11, 2011
    I definitly agree that he needs a vet ASAP, since it could be anything that is bothering him.
    Change of food.
    Geardia, (I spelled that wrong)
    Eating something he should not have
    A stuck piece of rawhide
    Just plain being sick...
    Intestinal problems...
    Anything really, so a fecal analysis and an exam from the vet is your best bet.

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