Bloody Stool

Parasites -Inflammatory disorders -Infections -Ulcers -Tumors -Foreign bodies and trauma -Kidney failure -Exposure to toxins -Addison’s disease -Liver disease -Pancreatitis -Hormonal imbalances -Clotting disorders -Reaction to certain medications, such as anti-inflammatory medications -Please Note: Dogs on a pure protein diet of meat tend to have a dark stool. We recommend that to rule out any underlying medical conditions, a sample of your pet’s stool be sent to a laboratory for testing.

Symptoms:

 Bloody Stool:

  • Viral and / or Bacterial infections
  • Parvovirus (unvaccinated dogs)
  • Hemorrhagic gastroenteritis
  • Cancer.

Common Causes: 

Dark Stool:

  • Parasites
  • Inflammatory disorders
  • Infections
  • Ulcers
  • Tumors
  • Foreign bodies and trauma
  • Kidney failure
  • Exposure to toxins
  • Addison’s disease
  • Liver disease
  • Pancreatitis
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Clotting disorders
  • Reaction to certain medications, such as anti-inflammatory medications
  • Please Note: Dogs on a pure protein diet of meat tend to have a dark stool.
  • We recommend that to rule out any underlying medical conditions, a sample of your pet’s stool be sent to a laboratory for testing.

     

    Natural Remedies: 

    Try fasting your dog, whereby you refrain from feeding solids for 12 - 18 hours. For a more guided and informed approach on fasting, you can book nutrition consult with us. Introduce probiotics, such as yoghurt, to their meals. Add pumpkin or yam to their food for their nutritious qualities. Slippery Elm Bark Powder, helps in reducing inflammation and lubricating the digestive tract.

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