I'm taking my dog to the vet today; his name is Bruno and he is an 11 month old Shih tzu; the past 2 days ive noticed him trying to have several bowel movements with hardly anything coming out; he has the urge to go often, he even soiled in the house, which is unlike him; he is fully housebroken. Some poops are formed and appear fine but at times it is loose and i even noticed a tiny blood tinge in it.
He had this same thing happen 6 months ago and the vet prescribed him Flagyl (metonidazole) and put him on a gastro diet and then he was fine.
I live in a building that has A LOT of dogs. I pick up after my dogs but often other people do not. He eats stuff off the ground sometimes, when i catch him in the act I of course do not let him get away with this.
Has anyone else had this happen to their dogs.
Last time i brought him to the vet, the vet said this is actually really normal with dogs. Im hoping its just a parasite, it makes sense that he picks this up when dogs sniff around off the ground and stuff.
we also just got back from the cottage. I don't know. Any suggestions? He's recieveing a Chicken, oatmeal for sensitive stomachs food by Nutro...
Let me know. Im off to the vet soon!!