9 month old female boxer puppy with blood in her stools
by Nikki Niland
i have a 9 month old female boxer pup called tina, she is pure white, we thought she was on heat as we also have a 3yr old male boxer and lately he has been smelling her backside constantly, but today i have noticed that she doesn't seem to be bleeding but there is clumps of blood in her poop..
she is eating normally and drinking normally, she hasn't been as active the last 2 days but gets bursts of energy and just wants to play!! when she was 12wks old she got the kennel cough injection and became very sick she had a extremely bad case of chest infection and didn't think she was going to pull through :( thank God she did.
I'm bringing her into my own vet tomorrow but any information i can get would be very helpful!
pictures which i have uploaded of tina are taken a few months back and she is a lot bigger now!!!
It's possible that your puppy is coming into season as she's around the right age for her first cycle and if your male is showing unusual interest in her hind quarters he's probably onto something! Unless he's been neutered I'd recommend being very careful to make sure she doesn't get pregnant.
The blood you are noticing in her stools is unlikely to be related and usually indicates inflammation or irritation of some sort in the colon/intestines.
This can be caused by food ingredients, bacterial or viral infection, parasites etc. Only a vet can make an accurate diagnosis and tell you what is causing Tina's symptoms so I'd definitely recommend a trip to the vet asap.
As she's eating and drinking normally it wouldn't appear to be an emergency situation at the moment, but it's absolutely something that needs to be evaluated by your own vet. He/she will be able to advise treatment and prescribe any medications if necessary.
Tina is a lovely girl and she looks very sweet. The reaction she had to the kennel cough vaccine must have been very frightening and I'm happy that she made a full recovery.
Hope this helps and that she is 100% healthy soon. Best of luck with your dogs.
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