Dog Diarrhea Has Bright Red Blood
by Jane F.
For the last 3mos, my dog has been having extremely loose stools mixed with blood. He has been to my vet and the stool sample I took was negative for any type of parasites.
My dog - a 10 year old chihuahua-papillion mix, overweight, about 14 lbs - will not eat stuff that he finds outside, he's very particular about his food. I also found out when I first got him he is allergic to corn.
My current vet gave me some flagyl and carafate for him, prophylacticlly, that was before stool came back negative. It didn't help.
He has always had difficulty; if he eats other dogs' food, he gets diarrhea.
I've been giving him innova evo for small dogs, for over 5 years.
He also has borderline labs values indicative of Addisons disease, the vet says the are so barely raised, the risks of treating him outweigh the benefits, his hair doesn't grow on his body anymore, just in tufts and on his legs: he looks like a clydesdale horse.
I've been thinking I should consider getting him on a raw natural diet.
I love my dog and want him around as long as possible. Also he has always been able to hold his stools before and not have accidents, but now it's a problem.
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