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    Unhappy Passing blood

    Murphy started having diarrhea last night at midnight, he's had it all night, but now he's been passing blood!

    The first time it was thick, and bright red, now it more watery. He's never had it so bad. He didn't eat anything different yesterday, he got wormed, and my sister came over with her Cav. Thats it. Scoffed his tea at half 6. Absolutly nothing different.

    Over night he hasn't drank anything, or this morning

    Called the vet but he's not in Dumfries at the moment, he's going to call when he's heading back. Wants to 'nip this in the bud'. I hope he calls soon.

    Murphy's curled up tight in my lap as I type this, he seems ok apart from that, still got lots of love for his Mummy

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    Passing blood is always a sign to call a vet immediately so you have done just what you should do.

    A serious worm load can cause a dog to pass blood, as can an obstruction, or serious gastroenteritis. As dogs can get very sick fast, it is important to get the dog to a vet, as you are doing. I am sure he will be fine until your vet can see him. Most likely it will be gastroenteritis and he'll probably give Murphy some antibiotics, perhaps a pain shot, and probably have him on a bland diet for the next week or so.

    I'd not feed him anything til you talk to the vet or only a small amount of chicken and rice.
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    Back from the vets, it wasn't my ususal one, but he was really nice. He gave him 2 injections, and 2 lots of tablets, one Canikur is a Dietary supplement, and the other Buscopan is to slow his bowl movements down. He thinks he's ate something, but I watch him like a hawk as the 2 cats are always bringing things back which Murphy would love to have and haven't seen him at anything.

    I asked if it could be anything to do with being wormed yesterday, but he said it was 'unlikely'

    He said the blood was cause his bowls are irritated, and not to feed him until tomorrow. I'll try him with a tiny bit of chicken and rice, lucky it's Bank holiday and we're both off

    I haven't fed him since last night so the last time he tried going to the toilet it was just little drips that came out, so his tummy must be empty now. He's just lying down on his bed at the moment, but he had a little to drink which is good

    Thanks guys

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    Poor little man! But yes, it is good that he is drinking. Fluids are so important. Clear broth is great for getting the fluids up too. You can strain it of all solids so it doesn't stir up his tummy. I hope he is feeling better really fast.
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    It's good that you got him to the vet's quick and are getting him sorted, hope he is better soon.

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    Oh poor Murphy, I sure can relate...my two are getting over a bout of very bad liquid diarrhea, altho they didn't have any blood in their stools. Bentley is back to normal now, but poor Bailey still has liquid stools, and I sat up with him most of the night last night. My vet also suggested I try Gatorade for my dogs, but they both turned their noses up at it. They've been drinking their water tho, and that's good Murphy is drinking too.

    Let us know how Murphy does, my boys have had it for about 5 days now, whatever "it" is they have. My vet told me that as long as they aren't vomiting and in any pain, that was a good sign. And they are both acting OK too.

    {{Hugs}} to you and Murphy!
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    Looking for advice about Murphy. He's not drank since just after 12 this afternoon, he's been sleeping a lot though, practically all day. This is the first he had since his runs stopped.

    He normally drinks more than this. His skin is nice and springy after pinching it, but I feel worried. I had to feed him a dietary supplement via a syringe this morning and this evening, both times it was mixed with 20ml of water. I also gave him 10ml of just water to wash it down.

    Comment/advice please

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    My vet was real concerned about dehydration when my dogs had the diarrhea, and he told me check their gums....feel if the dogs' gums felt dry and tacky, and also to check the color of the gums (they should be pink I am told). They told me that I wouldn't be able to give them enough liquids with a syringe, and that if they were truly dehydrated that I would need to bring them in and that they may need an IV drip. So, I would check the gums, and see if they feel dry and tacky. It wouldn't hurt to make a vet visit and just have his vitals all checked out. Or, perhaps you could just put a call in to your vet and see what they say. I was worried about how much mine were drinking too, because there was one day I didn't see them drink at all, and they still had the runs....but, by that evening they were both drinking like normal again. I know how worrisome it is when they are ill, I about gave myself a nervous breakdown from worrying.
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    I'd give the vet a call to get some advice on it. If he is not eating & is sleeping a lot he probably doesn't need as much water asif he were to be doing both of those things, but whenever in doubt, it is the vet's advice that is the safest.
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