Yorkie has chronic bloody diarrhea and clear vomit. Vet says x-ray shows full bowels. Obstruction?

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    Re: Yorkie has chronic bloody diarrhea and clear vomit. Vet says x-ray shows full bowels. Obstruction?

    Why did you go home with a diagnosis you don't understand and without having asked what it means or what to do about it?  Finding these things out from the vet is what you're paying for and why you're having tests done so call the vet and ask.  Give him the detailed description of your Yorkie's bowel habits, too.

    In the meantime, don't give any rawhides or anything else that can be causing bowel obstructions. 

    Best wishes to you and your little guy!
     
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    Re: Yorkie has chronic bloody diarrhea and clear vomit. Vet says x-ray shows full bowels. Obstruction?

    I don't know where you live, but you need to take the dog to a really good vet center. If you in the Boston area take the dog to Angell (its in JP). If you are closer to Worcester, take the dog to Tufts (in North Grafton). They are both highly regarded medical centers with full medical capabilities. All the doctors are good and you will be able to see a GI specialist for the dog. Any time there is bloody stools (regardless of the species) that is an indication of a more serious problem. This is something that cannot wait. When you go, bring in all the information you have and if you can get the medical records from your earlier Vet visits transfered beforehand so the Vet doesn't have to start from scratch, that is a good idea.
     
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    Re: Yorkie has chronic bloody diarrhea and clear vomit. Vet says x-ray shows full bowels. Obstruction?

    Answer by Dr. Joel Kaye of Angell Animal Medical Center's General Medicine Service:
    Thank you for providing a thorough run down of your dog’s condition. From your description it may be a possibility that your dog is suffering from intermittent gut inflammation, most commonly seen with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). Since IBD is a general diagnosis for issues when healthy intestinal cells are replaced with inflammatory cells, it is important that you visit this possibility with your dog’s veterinarian.

    Treatment of IBD is based on the type of inflammation found after obtaining a biopsy following an endoscopy or colonoscopy. However, prior to obtaining a biopsy, your dog’s veterinarian should run full blood work as well as urinalysis, examining a fecal sample, and performing an Ultrasound to rule out any exceptions to IBD.

    If you are in need of a veterinarian you may call Angell Animal Medical Center’s Internal Medicine service at (617) 522-7282 to schedule an appointment, or visit www.angell.org/internalmedicine for more information.
     
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    Re: Yorkie has chronic bloody diarrhea and clear vomit. Vet says x-ray shows full bowels. Obstruction?

    I have a bichon frise and at a very early age he was diagnosed with IBS.  I took him to a specialist at the VCA in Weymouth, MA and they took a couple of tests.  After his diagnosis, they put him on prednisone once a day for less than a year which made him act a little different but nothing drastic and it really controlled his vomitting.  Then after a year they switched him to budesonide which I give him every other day along with a half of pepcid on the off days.  I must say it made a world of difference and I still watch what I feed him because of his sensitive stomach.  Also, his food was switched to Hills Science Diet ID for sensitive stomach.

     
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    Re: Yorkie has chronic bloody diarrhea and clear vomit. Vet says x-ray shows full bowels. Obstruction?

    Make sure whatever you're feeding does not contain corn.  Not even healthy dogs process corn well, let alone one with IBS.
     
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    [QUOTE]I desperately need help. My 5lb Yorkie has been suffering for a number of hears with what I call 'IBS' Irritable Bowel Syndrome. She will be fine for a few weeks, then out of no where will have a stomach episode. It is the exact same everytime. She won't eat, she trembles in pain, she has bad gas, she has small amounts of white or yellow vomit and finally she has an explosion of bloody, mucous-y diarrhea. I have taken her to multiple vets and none have been able to pin point the problem. She was finally given an x-ray about two weeks ago and the vet said her bowels are very full. What might be the problem? An obstruction? I am so worried. How long can an animal go with chronic bloody diarrhea? It can't be good and I'm afraid it might be very bad, but no one has been able to help. I have been keeping a log of her bowel movements since her x-ray. Here it is in simple form: 12/21/10: Normal Bowel movement 12/22/10: Normal Bowel movement 12/23/10: NO Bowel movement 12/24/10: NO Bowel movement 12/25/10: Diarrhea and Vomit 12/26/10: NO Bowel movement 12/27/10: NO Bowel movement 12/28/10: Vomit and soft Bowel movement 12/29/10: Normal Bowel movement 12/30/10: NO Bowel movement 12/31/10: Normal Bowel movement 1/1/11: Diarrhea 1/2/11: Normal Bowel movement 1/3/11: Vomit and Diarrhea 1/4/11: NO Bowel movement 1/5/11: Normal Bowel movement 1/6/11: Normal Bowel movement 1/7/11: Explosive bloody diarrhea and thick white vomit. As you can see, she is a very sick Yorkie. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I am at my wits end with worry! Thank you, Rebecca
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    Re: Yorkie has chronic bloody diarrhea and clear vomit. Vet says x-ray shows full bowels. Obstruction?

    One of the things you might consider is having your Yorkie tested for allergies.  Having owned five Yorkies over the last 37 years and having had a friend who raised Yorkies, I've encountered several digestive problems.  One was cured by switching to Science Diet.  The other two had to be tested for allergies and their diets changed.  My most recent Yorkie is allergic to Pork, Potatoes (white), corn, carrots, and brewers yeast.  The result has been that she is not fed any commercial dog food but boiled chicken and boiled rice which I combine in the blender along with some cooked peas then served with some cheese which I have grated into it to insure she gets enough calcium.  We found that purchased shredded cheese also included either corn starch or potato starch so it wouldn't clump and caused a problem.  If need be, get to an university veterinarian teaching hospital.  Don't let the problem continue without getting a solution. 
     
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    Re: Yorkie has chronic bloody diarrhea and clear vomit. Vet says x-ray shows full bowels. Obstruction?

    My 9 year old Yorkie appears to have a similar condition as yours if not the same condition.  IBS.  She has been treated by a Veterinarian and is under Veteriniarian care.  We control the problem (upset stomache, vomiting, bloody mucusy diarrhea) by feeding her nothing but Purina Veterinary Diets EN Gastroenteric Canine Formula dog food.  Absolutely no table scraps or human food.  Once in a while a very tiny piece of an organic dog treat.  We notice that the symptoms act up especially when she has human food.  The EN dog food really is her 'medicine'.  We feed her the EN twice a day and she does not have any issue.  The dog food is very dry so we add a little bit of warm water and smoosh it with a fork so that it is the consistency somewhat like mashed potatoes - easier to digest.  Buy the EN dog food and save your dog's life!  When she is pooping out blood or mucus it is the lining of her intestine she is pooping out.  Not good.  Buy it today if you can and Good Luck!!
     
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    Re: Yorkie has chronic bloody diarrhea and clear vomit. Vet says x-ray shows full bowels. Obstruction?

    My mini poodle also had chronic diarrhea issues since I brought her home, off and on. So finally this fall the vet did a food allergy panel. Turns out she is intolerant to chicken, turkey, white fish, soy (which is in everything) peanut, white potatos and milk. Much of the food I was giving her was chicken based. So now she is on the right food. Lamb, beef, duck, venison. Addiontionally she takes a probiotic and something called tylan powder. She had inproved tremedously. But I DO NOT recommend Science diet food. There are a lot of very good, high quality food that will work. But before you even do anything I suggest talking with your about a food allergy panel. After that there is a blood panel test you can do too. Hope that helps!
     
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