Boston Terrier has Blood in Feces

by Hala
(Little Elm, TX)

Ok, so I have a little boston girl named Bettie. Have had her since she was 6 weeks old. Now she is just over 4 months. We are getting blood in her feces. And not just that, but blood after she poops without any feces in it. She does not have parvo or giardia. Already been tested over and over again. Her energy level is still great. I have been told by my vet to get her some probiotics and I have done that. Today, it has started happening again. She is on Royal Canine Puppy food. Can't get her to eat any kind of all natural food...smells it and runs the other direction. Could this be a result of her food? I have heard that this is common with that true?
Any help would be great! thanks!

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Mar 13, 2012
Dealing with this right now
by: Sandy

Our Boston, Nacho, is getting better from this issue right now. It started last week as diarrhea, then there was blood in the diarrhea, then there was just blood. She was still hyper and eating so we took her to the vet. They did blood work, a fecal, a physical, and injected sq saline. Then sent her home on flagyl. Results of her tests were negative for everything. We have been feeding her rice and chicken since the vets office and giving her meds and it's better. No more blood, but I think we are going to change her food and see if that helps. On a plus note she is not as gassy on the chicken and rice :)

Jun 26, 2011
My BT puppy Popped Blood :(
by: Anonymous

hello, i have a 3 month old BT we just brought him home from the pet shop and today he popped bright red blood at the end of his stool. he ate a lot of food today, i thought he was really hungry bc of not being feed in the pet shop so i let him eat. prior to popping blood he had popped twice before . so i be concerned? he has an appointment with the vet in 2 days.

Feb 16, 2011
Answer for blood
by: Anonymous

My 6 month old BT started having blood in his stool. I immediately took him to the vet. He had worms. After the deworming treatment, the blood stopped and his poo went back to normal.

Feb 09, 2011
3 months old boston terrier
by: Peter

Hi, after reading your posts here so it shows that it is common for the Boston Terriers to have blood in their stools. The bio research store gave us ProPac.. 25g and a lil water. And all of her poop are soft. Then after a while, there were blood in Feces. And much worse even to their anus. So Boston Terriers are sensitive on foods?


Nov 03, 2010
blood in feces
by: Anonymous

Our boston has had the same problem since we brought him home also at 6 weeks. The vet put him on prescription Purina Gastruinetic (sp??) dog food that we can only get from the vet. Our other dogs eat Blue Buffalo and we love it but the boston's tummy is too sensitive for it. He is now two years old and still will get blood in his stool if he eats anything other than the prescription food. You might want to ask your vet about it.

Jun 23, 2010
Blood in feces
by: Anonymous

switch dog food immediately....same thing happened withour boston terrier...and do not feed her scraps off the table until the dog is at least a year old.

Sep 15, 2009
dont know what to do
by: Anonymous

my boston terrier dosent have blood in her feces but feeding her is impossibe. i dont know what to do the only thing she will eat is hot dogs and cheese. i hate feeding her that because its so unhealthy but she will go days without eating. i dont know her past history because i found her on a highway, the vet said shes 8-10 years old, so i dont know what she ate before but i know it wasn't dog food cause ive tried every kind made.

ed., she's going days without eating because she knows you will cave in. I promise, she will not starve if you don't feed her the junk she's holding out for. Try feeding some plain cooked hamburger with white rice - no seasoning - 50/50 ratio. Our vet recommended it one time for a dog we had with "bowel issues", a nice bland food that won't cause any upset and most dogs will eat.

Regardless of what you decide to feed her (dog food or the suggestion above): Put the dish down, give her 30 minutes to eat, then put it up. Put it back down at the next feeding, give her an opportunity, then pick it back up. Eventually, if you keep offering only the one food, she WILL eat. Hang in there!

Aug 10, 2009
by: Bloody Stools

We have 4 Bostons. Our girls show blood in their stools only when they are in heat. We did have one girl who had bloody stools when we got her. We put her on antibiotics and it subsided. I really feel that she was stressed out, but if you are in Texas, maybe they could use some extra water. I know I could :)! One thing to note, as far as the natural food...If you want to change it, mix just a little in her "regular" food and gradually increase the natural food and decrease her "regular" food. Also, I put a teaspoon of yogurt in our doggies bowls and mix it all up. Three of them gobble it down. We still have one picky eater. You could do like we do to this "picky" eater. Just put the bowl up for a while. They really get hungry after about 6 hours and will eat anything. But talk to your vet about doing that.
Good Luck!

Aug 09, 2009
My dog had that too
by: Christine

Ollie had that when he was between 3 or 4 months old. He would strain so much that it hurt just to watch him.
The vet gave him medicine (sorry I can't remember what the heck it was). She said it was an intestinal parasite that I was not familiar with. The vet also had me feed Ollie a bland diet of chicken and rice she had in a can. He LOVED that stuff. I was to give him 1/4th of a can four times a day. I called the vet when I got home and told her he ate the whole can, and I would need more! I was told NOT to give him that much anymore. 1/4 of a can 4 times a day, regardless of what Ollie said. No snacks. He was on that for a week, plus the pills to kill the parasite. That was hard, not feeding him when he would ask. Long story short, he got better.
I hope Bettie is better soon!

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