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Old 11-27-2012, 02:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So two weeks ago murphy (5 months old now) started to have irregular bowel movements to the point where he was pooing blood and mucas. A trip to the vets saw him have a steroid injection as his temperature was up and antibiotics for 5 days. I moved him onto rice and boiled chicken and his stools got firmer but was still pooing blood and mucas. Back to the vets today with a poo sample to be sent off. She had a feel of his anal glands and was slightly concerned that the left gland secreted a red/brown fluid. She is unsure at the moment whether this could be linked to his diarrehea as the poo sample will be sent off tomorrow. She therefore prescribed him 5 days of clindacyl. Murphy has always been healthy and this came on suddenly after a change in diet. I have now moved him back gradually onto his old food. Any ideas on whether the blood and mucas could be linked with the infected anal gland or a parasite.
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Old 11-27-2012, 03:22 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It sounds like worms. The same thing happened with my 2.. mucusy/blood loose stool. We had them checked and it was round worm. They were given a dewormer and it cleared up within a couple days. Is him stomach bloated? That is usually another sign. Sometimes (depending on the worm) you can actually see it in the stool if you take a careful look.
Since we had this problem (and various other stool issues) we switched our pups to a raw diet (they were 8 weeks and 4 months at the time). You would be surprised how many issues dogs have because of their diet (kibble). You should definitely look into it. Our boys are much happier and healthier because of it. There is a lot of great info you an read about it on this forum. Take care and hope Murphy feels better soon.
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That is just what Lily had! She had a bad case of hook worm! She had mucusy stool that was tarry black and bits of blood. They dewormed her several times and now after a week she is passing normal(ish) stools.

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Old 11-28-2012, 01:02 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Would worms be picked up in a poo sample test?
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Old 11-28-2012, 08:42 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I would think a fecal float would have been done very first thing..


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Would worms be picked up in a poo sample test?

It should have been but not always....

I would ask your vet to do another test and test for specific worms...

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Old 11-28-2012, 07:01 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Yes, it should be picked up. You could always give him a deworming tablet just incase- this is what we I'd and it cleared it right up. It does clean out their system though.. So might be worse for a day or 2 before it gets better. Good luck!


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Sounds like hook worms or parvo


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