I have made an appointment with a vet for my 8 week old cavalier king charles puppy, i only got her yesterday but when she has a poo drops of blood follow and its very runny, i have her on puppy dried food recommended by the vet and she is playful but just wondering has anyone come across this b4? she drags her bum along the floor after has a poo also. I know i have an appointment for her 2mro but im worried about her, she is also thin but the breeder i got her from said she is healthy. something i am questioning is the breeder said instead of me bringing her to a vet for her final vacenation next week that a relative of hers is a vet and will come out to the house and do it for free. any one any thoughts on this?
Take your dog to your own vet. It sounds like she has worms, but the best place to find out is at a vet clinic. Never in all my years of breeding have I heard of bringing a 'friend vet' out to do an innoculation. I would make an appt. ASAP with a vet, perhaps you know a good one, or a friend could advise you on that. Good luck.
In some breeds, the stress from food, water, or environment change can cause blood in the stool. Shelties are one of those breeds with really sensitive stomachs.
You said you're feeding dry food your vet recommended - is it different from what the breeder was feeding? If yes - did you transition her on to the new food by mixing the two kinds gradually over several days - or did you just switch her cold turkey to the new food?
If you switched her straight to the new food - THAT all by itself can cause blood in the stools. Especially in a small puppy. I got a puppy years ago that I switched cold turkey and she ended up with a major gastrointestinal upset that required antibiotics to clear up.
It's also possible your puppy has a flair up of Coccidiosis. Coccidia is a bacteria present in every dog's system. It lives in the soil in some areas - especially in the midwest and in humid regions of the country. Puppies have incomplete immune systems and therefore are more prone to the natural bacteria in their systems to flair up and cause digestive upset. This is easily treatable with an antibiotic called Albon for a 5 day treatment.
Unless your breeder is offering to the vaccination themselves, I would just have your own personal vet do all vaccinations.