can anyone try to help? my 6 month old chihuahua has been having mucos and loose stools with small dots of blood in it and she is scooting her behind across the floor. i know she has to still go but she can't. she is walking around with her tail down. anyone could recommend any advice i would greatly appreciate it.
When is the last time you had the dog wormed? You have to keep up on that, throughout the dog's life, not just the first few wormings it got from the breeder.
Have you taken your dog to the vet? What does the vet say? I would rely on the vets examination. It may be more complicated than any of us could try to diagnose online. Bloody stools are nothing to be taken lightly.
Please don't say you can't afford a vet, because that means you can't afford the dog. So many people nowadays get puppies and then don't follow through with the vet visits, shots, wormings, ect.
yes she has been dewormed and i can afford a vet. i have 2 dogs that are very well taken care of. this is the first time this has happened to her. when we first got her she had worms and we dewormed her many of times and she was put on a pill. took care of problem. i just got nervous she still is playful and alert.
Could be giardia or coccidia (don't know if I spelled those right) which require a stool sample being checked by the vet and antibiotics to treat. Otherwise might just be that something upset the pup's tummy and a bland diet is in order until the stools are normal again. I'd take the dog to the vet asap and take a stool sample with you. We just went through a bout of this...good luck!
How is your chi acting, and how long has it been going on. It could be many different things, from worms to excitement from the new environment. My concern would be that he/she remains hydrated, be sure you give plenty of water and maybe some pedialyte if she/he will take it. If the tail is tucked under it could be a sign of abdominal discomfort and should be examined by a DVM. Good luck and let us know how it works out.
The blood in the stool along with the mucus could be caused by the consistant straining. This being the inner layer of the intestinal membranes from the dog pushing to go. Check the house to see if anything may be missing, maybe a small toy, etc.