freaking out!!!

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Avla, Sep 16, 2010.

  1. Avla

    Avla Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Warning, this may be gross.

    Okay, Lyla's stools have been soft yet solid since I've had her...she was only pooing 2-3 times a day now she has been pooing 5+ in one day, yesterday it started I didn't think much of it it was just slightly green - but today it has been worse, I thought maybe it was the collard greens that my cousin spilled in her crate, something she ate, or parasites - but I just looked at a stool and there was blood in it (didn't see any parasites), her stools have been very runny and a dark green/brown color today, the only thing that is keeping me from thinking parvo is she is not lethargic or irritated at all, she's been alert and playing as she has been the past two weeks.
    I read that sometimes it happens when puppies are under stress after leaving their moms, but I just remembered when I took her on a walk a few days ago there was some nasty water in a small hole that she started drinking I thought she was just playing with the grass like normal until I pulled her away and saw what she was doing, this is the first time I noticed blood in her stool.
    She has a vet appointment on Saturday for her 9 week shots...should I talk to the vet Saturday or is this a cause for concern and she needs to go ASAP?
     
  2. Iowa Roo Mom

    Iowa Roo Mom Resistance Is Futile

    Apr 30, 2009
    Keokuk County
    Quote:Sounds an awful lot like parvo to me, regardless of the absence of lethargy. If I were you, I would get her to a vet ASAP.
     
  3. Avla

    Avla Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My cousin just told me that when her dog had hookworms he had blood in his poop and they thought it was parvo, but there are no vets open in my area this late, so I will see how she is tomorrow and if she starts getting any worse then she will be sent to the vet ASAP - her gums are pink, she's not dehydrated, no throwing up, and her attitude is still the same!

    I am going to check her stools in the morning.
     
  4. geepy

    geepy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 24, 2009
    central FL
    she may have gotten into something. I would tell the vet just so they could check it out. Parvo is nasty.
     
  5. scrambledmess

    scrambledmess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Most parasites can cause bloody stools if the infestation is bad enough. I would take a fresh stool sample with you to the appointment on Saturday.
     
  6. Avla

    Avla Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Her stool was normal this morning, and she didn't go in her crate last night. [​IMG]

    BIG sigh of relief, I will still keep a close watch on her - I think it might have been something she got into and I will bring it up to the vet tomorrow.
     

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