We are heading to the vet tomorrow as Fahn's Bowl Movement (BM) is getting more bloody with each BM, solid at the beginning, with liquid blood at the end. I'm going to ask the vet to test for PARVO, Hematochezia, Pancreatitis, Inflammatory Bowl Disease, Coilitis and Hemorrhagic Gastroenteritis. Is there any other disease we should test for? They may have already ruled out these disease with all of our previous blood work, X-rays, Ultra sounds and endoscopy of stomach and large intestine, but I want to ask just in-case they didn't look for something at that time. Thank you for any advice you can offer we are very worried about our guy.
I think the vet needs to revisit what you said here..."They found and removed two small pieces of some substance they could not identify in his large intestine and they sent him home with us."
As for testing for all the noted diseases...some are a blanket term...IBD falls under Hematochezia, Colitis falls under IBD...Parvo mainly a concern in puppies, as for pancreatitis, if it is leeching enzymes destroying surrounding tissue, I would think you would see pain in the dog, arching of the back - like a spasm - HGE, I believe has vomiting, is an acute condition, not a chronic 6 month issue.
Here is a link that explains in humans - not a "medical" link, but explains the above as well as other possibilities in laymans terms...But I think there was something missed, still lodged in the intestine and it is aggrevating things causing inflammation.
I noticed you asked on another thread (it was 3yrs old btw
) natural diet is RAW and/or homemade - much like you are doing temp diet of rice and chicken...which, I cannot understand why people question the benefits of real food, when they see success and then try to integrate back onto kibble and see symtoms return...anyhow...natural means RAW, grain free, hopefully carb free...Two links for you, one about IBD and one about kibble, the toxins and how denaturing the food affects the body.
Bright Red Blood in Bowel Movement
Cooked Vs. Raw Food
Good luck at the vet...not sure if this is relative to the large intestine, but I know many have success with Tylan, at least I know they do in SIBO...
Tomorrw I will send you some suppl. suggestions, but right as of know I would get some pure canned pumpkin and throw a couple heaping tbsps. in the mix...and Nutro, had very bad reviews for yrs. - bloody diarrhea
As well as slippery elm (capsules or tea)
Aloe vera juice (pure - organic), antibacterial and healing