yesterday i adopted a dog i named her Meka. shes very sweet and my son loves her all ready. be4 we left they told me she had kennel cough i wasnt so worried about that and i needed to get her fixed which was very fine with me. when we got home i saw that she had some blood drying on her nose i just figued it was from that dog she was with in the pen at the shelter. later that evening she went #2 and it was runny. i didnt think much of it a new place and everything, but when i got up this morning there where 3 runny stools on my hardwood floors and 1 had blood in it she hasnt had anymore runny stools so far. should i be worried. i really want to keep her but if its something really major i wont be able to keep her cuz we dont have alot of money can i give her something for her runny stools or know for sure that was blood in her stool id look again but my husband took it with him to work to put it in the trash. any help would be great
Where did you adopt her from that they allowed her to leave with all of these issues? Shelters normally try to get them healthy before sending them to a new home. Did they charge an adoption fee? I would contact the shelter and ask if they can provide vet care (but say that you would still like to keep her). Her problems may or may not be anything serious, but she really needs to see the vet to find out. Kennel cough needs to be treated and the bloody diarrhea needs to have a fecal test performed and possibly antibiotics and other medication to soothe the irritated digestive tract.
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The dog needs to be seen by a vet. You first need to contact the shelter that you got her from and tell them what is going on. I dont know what their policies are, but the shelter here allows you to take the dog to a vet for a free exam. Kennel cough ( Bordetellosis or Infectious Tracheobronchitis )is common in dogs living in close quarters. It usually runs its course from 7-21 days an is rarely life threatening. The bloody stools would worry me though. Parvovirus comes to mind. Another disease that is commonly contracted among dogs living in close quarters. It can be fatal if not treated early. Please contact the shelter where you got her, and see what they will do about the issue. Either way the dog needs to be seen by a vet, and promptly.
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