Vomiting & bloody diarrhea in dogs

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Vomiting & bloody diarrhea in dogs
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Anytime your dog experiences pronounced diarrhoea, bloody stools, vomiting or a drastic change in his appetite, you should seek medical attention without delay. Though there are a few benign causes of intestinal irritation, acute diarrhoea can quickly lead to severe liver or kidney damage, circulatory collapse and even death if untreated. Here are some things you need to know about diarrhoea and bloody stools in your dog.

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Dangers

Diarrhoea, vomiting and bloody stools can cause your pet to experience dangerous dehydration, an electrolyte imbalance, blood sugar depletion and even death due to a circulatory collapse.

Causes

There can be many causes for intestinal symptoms, including bacterial, fungal, viruses such as Parvo, parasites, pancreatic insufficiency, protosozum and environmental or ingested toxins.

Treatment

Always take your dog to the veterinarian at the first sign of bloody diarrhoea or excessive vomiting, because the condition can be dire and even fatal if not treated immediately.

Symptoms

Symptoms of diarrhoea include loose, watery, bloody or frequent liquid stools, sometimes odd-coloured or mucus-filled.

Possible Benign Causes

If you have recently changed your puppy's or dog's diet, are in the process of moving or have experienced a drastic change in your living or emotional circumstances at home, it is possible that your dog's upset stomach may be stress-related or caused by the new food.

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