Stool Issues in Pets: Natural Remedies

| Modified on Jun 25, 2014

What to Do if Your Find Blood in Dog Stool & Other Feces Issues
A change in your dog or cat's feces is often the first indication that your pet may be sick or have a digestive ailment. Find out what to do for blood or mucus in dog stool or cat stool and what watery stools mean for your pet as well as home remedies you can use to get your pet healthy.

Mucus in the Stools: If your pet has mucus in his/her stools, it may be an indication of irritation in the stomach lining and large intestine. Mucus in stools can come from a number of factors ranging from food allergies to ingesting poisons or chemicals, or eating rotten food or garbage. Mucus in the stool can also come from parasite infestations like hookworm, whipworm, roundworm or tapeworm.

Watery stools or diarrhea generally indicate infection by a virus or bacteria, but other factors such as anxiety, excitement, or changes in diet can cause a watery stool as well. If there seems to be a problem, start by withholding food and water, but very carefully watch for signs of dehydration, the greatest concern for your pet with watery stool. Afterwards, a bland diet containing cooked rice with chicken can often help heal the stomach lining.

If you find blood in dog stool, this may be a minor health issue but still you should have your vet check the dog or other pet out to determine the cause as blood in stool can indicate significant health issues for any pet.

Bloody Stool Remedies

Posted by Lindz315 (Land O Lakes Fl) on 06/25/2014

I recently became the mother of a 2wk old puppy Koda. I notice this am that he had bright red bloody stool which completely freaked me out!!! His stool has been normal up to this point. We did change his formula last hoping it could just be that. He still has a healthy appetite and is happy and alert. I have given him a lil water his gums are pink. I don't know what to do any advice would be appreciated I don't wanna lose this lil guy

Replied by Theresa
(Mpls., Mn)

Hey Linz!

You have a two week old puppy? 14 days old, is that correct - or is that a typo?

Bright red blood in the stool indicates bleeding at the end of the digestive tract. In a 14 day old puppy being jump started on solid food it might indicate an irritated bowel. If this is the case then he may also have parasites of some type. Worms are common in young puppies - has this puppy been wormed? Ideally you would see your vet ASAP for a proper diagnosis and treatment with the appropriate wormer.

**A note of caution: having such a young pup that is force weaned from the dam puts the pup at high risk for enteritis type viruses such as parvo. Please read up on parvo on EC's parvo page:

It would be a good idea to have activated charcoal on hand *just in case* - JMHO!