I'm so worried and scared. Pip had blood in his stool today, this is the second time in 3 weeks. Here's a little history:
About 3 weeks ago his stool was black and tarry and also had fresh blood in it. I took him to the vet that day. The only thing I could possibly think of was he was eating a bully stick a couple nights previously and usually I always take it away from him when it gets down to the end, but this time he swallowed it before I could get to it. I thought maybe that caused the problem. My vet did a thorough exam and felt his abdomen said everything seemed fine. He put him on 2 meds, metronidazole (an antibiotic) and forti flora a probiotic med to sprinkle on his food. He also took a stool sample which came back fine. He put him on a cottage cheese and rice diet for 2 days. After that he was completely fine and everything was back to normal, normal firm stools for 2 weeks.
Then this morning he threw up some bile that was clear with specks in it. About an hour later he threw up pink bile. He seemed completely fine other than this, but naturally I freaked out thinking blood. Being that it's Sunday my regular vet is closed, I called the emergency vet and brought him in.
They did a thorough exam and said he looked great, seemed very healthy etc. They said the pink foam was likely just irritation as blood in the stomach would look like coffee grounds if thrown up and he didn't have that. He did not have blood in his stool at this time. They gave him fluids under the skin and told me no food for 12 hours. Again, he seemed fine. I got him home and his first stool of the day had blood in it.
I'm so worried and baffled by this. He seems totally fine, maybe a little tired, but we were at the emergency clinic for 4 hours so I think that wiped him out. Still, he was playing with his ball earlier. I'm taking him in to my vet tomorrow.
My question is has anyone had recurrent blood in the stool like this? This is the second time now. He does have pretty bad allergies (always licking and scratching and he does not have fleas) and I have recently switched his food (still slowly switching it). I can't think of anything he got into although I did have him at a friends house with me and he was running around their yard. I suppose it's possible he got into something, but I pretty much always had my eye on him the entire time. He also has anal gland issues on a regular basis. I'm just so worried now and completely baffled too. Anyone have a similar situation and how did it turn out?