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Old 04-27-2010, 02:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My boxer Lelia is almost a year and half! I just switched her to a raw diet, mostly chicken. She loves it, eats everything. But this morning I notice blood in her stool, shes had smaller stool lately but firm and wet. This time wet with blood, and she cont. to drip blood after her movement. She kept acting like she had to go to the bathroom but just drips of blood! I am worried, any ideas on what to do before I go to the vet?
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Old 04-27-2010, 03:33 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I feed my dog raw and have never had this problem....we grind up all his meet to avoid obstructions. Not sure what it could be, if she is going to the bathroom and eating and drinking then shouldn't be caused by the food itself or an obstruction. Are you feeding whole uncooked chickens? Sounds like it could be constipation, are you also feeding a probiotic and a balanced mix of veggies/fruit? The straight chicken with bones can give dogs constipation.

Canine rectal bleeding, while frightening, is a common problem and rarely indicates a life-threatening disease or condition. The bleeding can be caused by a variety of factors. Keeping track of the bleeding, your dog's overall health and behavior, and consulting a veterinarian if you have any questions or concerns are the best ways to take care of your canine companion.

Rectal bleeding in dogs can be the result of a number of issues, but most often indicates a problem in the colon, rectum or anus. The most common causes of rectal bleeding are:
1. Constipation.
2. Colitis, an inflammation of the colon that generally causes diarrhea and/or constipation.
3. Proctitis, an inflammation of the rectum.

However, bleeding from the rectum can also be caused by:

- rectal polyps
- anal or colonic tumors
- rectal fissures (tears)
- problems with the sacs located around the anus

Might just be a coincidence. I would be interested to know, good luck!!!

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Old 04-29-2010, 07:19 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Blood and mucous in the stool were symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease in our last Boxer. It started at about a year old, and was later confirmed by endoscopy. It could be a variety of things. If they suspect protein allergies, an elimination diet is often tried using a novel protein like Duck, Venison or Fish.
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