my puppy has blood and mucus in his poop. there is also a bad odor from the poop
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Why Do Puppies Get Diarrhea?
Pups get diarrhea when there are digestive system disorders. If your puppy has watery diarrhea, this could be caused by a bacterial infection in which excess fluid is secreted into the intestines. Diarrhea in pups can also be caused by malabsorption. This is when your puppy cannot absorb the nutrients properly. It may be the result of numerous viruses like parvovirus, rotavirus, or even coronavirus. It could also be caused by defects in the intestines that would limit the ability to absorb liquids. A problem with pancreatic secretions that are needed for proper digestion could also result in diarrhea. Young puppies could also be prone to diarrhea if fed milk because they cannot digest lactose.That said, it is very important to bring your puppy to the veterinarian for a consult if he or she has diarrhea. Diarrhea in puppies and dogs causes dehydration, and an electrolyte imbalance.
If the diarrhea has a change of color or frequency, it could be due to digestive problems. Black,tarry colored diarrhea indicates internal bleeding of the stomach or small intestine. You will also need to watch out for bloat, which is when your dog’s stomach is distended with gas, fluid, or food. This can be life- threatening, and your dog will need to have emergency veterinary treatment. Your veterinarian will check for any obstructions within the intestine. Your dog will also be in pain, and may pace and whine. Consult with your veterinarian for advice if your puppy has bloody diarrhea. As for puppy or dog food formulas for sensitive stomachs, there are numerous great brands that are especially formulated for puppies with sensitive stomachs. To check on puppy or dog food brand recalls, visit:https://www.fda.gov/AnimalVeterinary/Products/AnimalFoodFeeds/PetFood/default.htm
Can My Puppy Die From Diarrhea?
Consult with your veterinarian if your puppy has diarrhea. Causes can range from ingestion of foreign material to a viral infection. Stress and changing your pup’s diet could also induce a bout of diarrhea. That said, parasites could play a role as well. Your veterinarian will need to first make a diagnosis by sending out a feces sample.
For more on puppy diarrhea, visit:https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/puppy-diarrhea/
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