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My sons 2 year old has been in and out of 3 hospitals this week. at first we thought it was rat poison, but the first 2 vets found nothing in the blood work. sent him home and wouldn't eat or poop. Finally found an internal medicine vet who is running a lot more tests. His intestines are full of blood and finally had some diarrhea (black) today. He will eat some and drinks. Has lost 5 lbs already but alert and coat is shiny. Anyone have similar problem.

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nope but best of luck

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Hi there,
Probably not the same type of thing, but my dobie had a terrible bout of gastritis last year and you could see frank blood (red not black) in his stool. It was heart wrenching to see him so low. The vet did take bloods but found nothing and just gave something for the loose motions..
I put him on a very light diet of rice for a day or so and now i really have to watch his diet as anything with dye in seems to upset his tummy. His food is the most blandest i can get.
I have a feeling that the whole thing was started off by those menthal dental chews..could be wrong though. :D
Hoping your fella gets on the mend soon.
Ria

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Heart wrenching to watch them so sick and I am so sorry you are going through this. Have tried steamed chicken breasts and white rice with boiled egg white.. seemed to work for Sofia when she absolutley stopped eating. Not the same I know, but it's a bland all purpose diet for what ever ails. please keep us informed..

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I thought I should update Hunters condition, it might help someone. someday. Blood work from my new vet showed no change or new information, more ex rays showed very little movement of the intestine and his spleen was on the wrong side. We decided to do exploratory surgery and found  his intestines near his rectum had holes and tears and the had telescoped. The surgeon could not dissect because of the position so sewed up the holes and layered intestines on top of it. Of course I'm not explaining it very well, but the surgeon said that Hunters problem is only diagnosed at an autopsy and he was just a few days from death. He is recovering today has slight fever.
He had only vomitted once and ate little  the last 10 days but his restum was very bloody. He had no pain when palpated, so the tear was difficult to find. Thank god for this team of doctors at Community vet hospital in Garden Grove.

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:'( My prayers go out to Hunter, yourself and your family, I wish your beautiful dog health and strength to get him through this. thank you for sharing the information. I need to go and hug my dog now.
Love Ria and Q

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Ahh Salvatrice, I am just so sorry you're going through this with Hunter and I know your son and his family must  be beside themselves with worry and sadness..
They are so stoic and brave, makes it even harder for you to watch.
The best thing I ever did for both me and my girl, was to read Cesar's Way ( Dog Whisperer ) to get a better understanding of the mentality of these precious beings, especially concerning illnesses and eminent death.. They do not fear either one as we do.. God bless your family and know that there are many of us here on the forum praying for all of you!!