Bright Red Blood, Mucus and Hard Stool

by Elizabeth Sherrel
(Clewiston Florida US)

This is the actual poop right afterwards.

This is the actual poop right afterwards.

My chihuahua is 2 and this morning he was whining and staying near my legs. He had an accident in the house and his stool had a lot of mucus, red blood but it also had hard stool. His stool yesterday was fine. I’m sending 2 photos. Could you give me an idea of what it looks like?

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Hi Elizabeth,

So sorry your dog isn't doing well. I"m not a Vet but can provide some general thoughts on your dog's condition.

The symptoms you've described could be due to various causes. The presence of mucus and blood in a dog's stool might indicate inflammation in the lower intestinal tract. This could be caused by many things, such as:

- Parasites like hookworms, roundworms, or giardia
- Food sensitivities or allergies
- Dietary indiscretion (ingesting something they shouldn't have)
- Bacterial or viral infections
- Reactions to certain medications
- More serious conditions like inflammatory bowel disease, tumors, or polyps

Since your dog's stool was normal yesterday, it's possible he ate something harmful or irritating. The whining and staying near your legs may indicate he's uncomfortable or in pain. Also, the fact that there was also hard stool could possibly suggest some form of constipation or dehydration.

However, these are just possibilities and not a definitive diagnoses. It's crucial that you seek help from a veterinarian as soon as possible. The Vet can examine your dog, possibly perform some tests, and provide a proper diagnosis and treatment plan.

If your dog is in distress, acting lethargic, refusing to eat or drink, or if these symptoms persist, it should be treated as an emergency. Don't hesitate to take him to a vet right away.

Please keep us up to date.

Editor and Publisher
Dog Health Guide

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