Wed, May 8, 2024

She pooped bloody diarrhea and I think threw up blood as well. She looks like she’s lost a bit of weight. She likes to chew on things and I’m worried she ate something sharp.

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Bloody stool can be caused by hemorrhagic gastroenteritis, gastric ulcer, bacterial infection, tumor, toxin poisoning, liver disease, etc. It is necessary to determine the exact cause through examination and to treat it accordingly.

Weight loss accompanying these symptoms can suggest that this has been an ongoing issue or that the current episode is particularly severe, leading to a rapid decline in her condition.

In this situation, it's crucial to ensure that your dog stays hydrated. However, do not force her to drink or eat if she is vomiting, as this could make her condition worse. Keep her in a quiet, comfortable space and remove any objects that she might chew on to prevent further ingestion of foreign materials.

Give her water frequently and in small amounts to prevent dehydration.

It's also essential to ensure that she does not have access to any potential toxins or harmful substances that could have caused poisoning, and to remove these from her environment immediately.

Given the severity of her symptoms and the potential for a foreign body ingestion or other serious conditions, it is imperative that she receives professional veterinary care as soon as possible.

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