Question by  ness (45)

Should I be concerned about blood in my dog's stool?


Answer by  reddawg (46)

Of course, just like humans our pets get sick and need medical care too. Your pet may have a serious medical condition that needs immediate attention by a veterinarian.


Answer by  anita67 (62)

Yes. Even if there is only minimal bleeding, it is important to take your dog to the vet if rectal bleeding is occuring. Only the vet will know if there is anything specifically wrong with your dog. It is important to also make sure that your dog is getting regular visits to the vet to prevent these types of occurences.


Answer by  Linda (95)

Yes. The presence of blood in fecal matter should never be overlooked. It could be something minor or possibly serious. Be safe and take your dog to the vet.


Answer by  tamarawilhite (17883)

Yes, you should be concerned about blood in a dog's stool. Dogs do not typically have this occur. This could be a symptom for anything from a parasitic infestation to an infection to a sign of a serious internal injury. The dog should be seen by a veterinarian as soon as possible.


Answer by  John (9008)

Blood can get into a dog's stool in a lot of different ways. Some are benign, like hemorrhoids. Others can be more serious, such as internal bleeding. There is no way for you to tell; it would be smartest to have a veterinarian check the dog out.

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