You don’t value things until it’s gone. Recently, I suffered from the loss of my most favorite dog. Now, it is not that I didn’t value her, but the pain of loss and regret of doing more is worse. Nothing can be disheartening than losing a dog that you yourself brought at home and then just burying her on your own. So most of you might think I am being way too emotional, but this is the bond I had with her. Stuffy was a lab, and she was doing great until she had diarrhea. Trust me; I thought it was not much of a concern in the beginning. But it was!
Please go through the article below and understand what is bloody diarrhea and what to do once your dog suffers from this pain.
Dog Has Bloody Diarrhea But Acting Normal
A Condition full of Pain, A Condition near to Death
Now, most of the pet owners had a complaint that “primarily my dog was having diarrhea, but later the poop became more watery and had blood in it.” What is it? Is it normal? No, it is not. It is not even normal diarrhea. This condition is known as Hemorrhagic Gastroenteritis. Due to HGE syndrome, a dog suffers from bloody diarrhea, and it can be life-threatening too. This condition makes your dog vomit a lot, and a huge loss of fluid can also be examined. The cause of HGE is, till date, a medical mystery but yes, take special care of smaller dogs.
Other possible causes of Blood-like Diarrhea
In this fully upgraded world, we search for syndromes, diseases, and big issues whenever something or other happens to us. Now there are possibilities that your dog may not have HGE syndrome. How to make sure that your dog has normal diarrhea or normal stool issues? Read the following possibilities of blood in your dog’s poop.
- Viral infection
- Bacterial infection
- Severe food intolerance
- Inflammatory bowel disease
Other than these possibilities mentioned above, it is also possible that your dog may have eaten lots of red-colored food that causes red stool.
How is HGE treated?
HGE has proper treatment. Basically, your dog has to undergo fluid replacement. To get back the cell volume in the normal range, intravenous fluids are given. The food consumption is kept on hold for 24 hours to resolve the vomiting issues. Also, antibiotic treatment is taken that is similar to nausea. The early you get your dog treated, the higher the chances of getting better. You can avoid life-threatening circumstances by early treatment, nutritious support, and utmost care. Do not hesitate to ask for help, call your vet, and do not get hyper. Just remember, like humans, dogs do phase tough times. This is the chance where you can help your pet.
As I mentioned earlier about the attachment towards my dog. I find it more important to give everyone closure too. I lost my dog because of Hemorrhagic Gastroenteritis. Usually, labs are really strong ones to fight back, but mine couldn’t. At first, it was very normal; she had diarrhea for two days. On the third day, we went to the vet and asked for medicine for diarrhea. The medicine worked, actually, and my dog had a proper stool after a day. It was a happy moment for me. But on the 5th day, diarrhea didn’t stop; it was more watery and had blood in it. After taking her to another vet, we came to know that our pet has Hemorrhagic Gastroenteritis (HGE). After 3 full days of treatment, there was no recovery. It is the most disheartening moment now.
So, please make sure you take proper care of your pet, and even though your dog acts normal or happy, please visit a high skilled vet and get your dog treated.