BLOOD ON YOUR DOG AND CAT FAECES
Have you ever found your dog and cat bleeding faeces?
The presence of blood is certainly an abnormal thing. The condition of blood in your pet's faeces indicates injury or irritation or inflammation of your dog and cat's digestive system.
The presence of blood in faeces can also be known as Haematochezia (if fresh blood comes out), and Melena (if the blood is dark in colour. The colour of the blood in the faeces also indicates the location of bleeding. For example, the colour of fresh blood may occur injuries to the anal area as well as the rectum and back colon
The colour of maroon and black blood indicates a need for the small intestine.
Follow-up examination by a veterinarian is needed as soon as possible so that appropriate treatment can be determined
Quoted from lightning, here are some of the causes of bloody faeces in dogs and cats.
1. Diarrhoea and constipation
Diarrhoea is a type of disease that is prone to attack cats. Worse, diarrhoea can cause irritation in the lining of the lower digestive tract.
If the irritation is severe, the digestive tract and bleeding. The result is a loose and bleeding cat pup.
In addition to diarrhoea, constipation is also one of the causes. Cats suffering from this disease will need extra energy to remove their faeces. As a result, blood vessels in the digestive tract can rupture.
Both of these diseases can be caused by stress, dehydration, dietary changes, parasites, entry of foreign bodies, inflammatory bowel disease, and so on.
2. Diseases Of The Digestive System
Blood in faeces can occur due to diseases in the digestive area such as the stomach and small intestine. Some diseases that can cause blood in faeces are: infection due to parvovirus, gastric ulcers, presence of foreign bodies entering, stomach or intestinal cancer.
3. Other Diseases
In addition to the above, there are also other elements that cause bloody discharge in the faeces of dogs and cats, namely: accidentally swallowing rat poison, dietary changes, impaired blood purchases, anxiety, eating stale food, food or drug allergies, normal bleeding due to trauma or other things.
Then how to deal with it?
If you notice a red colour in a dog's poop, contact your veterinarian to make an appointment to get it checked out. If possible, bring a new dog faecal sample for veterinary testing.
Even if the dog seems fine, at least contact a veterinarian to talk about blood in dog faeces. ‘Red (colour) (on faeces) always requires attention,’ explains Dr. Jensen