Blood in poop!

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Blood in poop!

Postby Buzz24 » Tue Sep 01, 2020 10:59 am

So my beardie has been going poop more frequently. Almost every day. He’s had blood in it a couple times but very little. His poop is well formed. I don’t know what the problem could be. He is alert and moves around. He hasn’t lost any weight and his appetite is still good. He had parasites back in May and was treated for them already and the final poop test showed none. I always feed him mustard greens and romaine and superworms. I attached two pictures. One is from yesterday with the blood and the one from today
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Re: Blood in poop!

Postby CooperDragon » Tue Sep 01, 2020 12:18 pm

I don't see blood in the first photo, just a discolored urate which can happen sometimes. I'm not sure what the coloration in the second photo is. If it's blood, perhaps just a bit of strain from the frequency. Does he eat any other veges than the mustard greens and lettuce that could be contributing to color? How long have you noticed this? It looks like there is plenty of water passing through so that's good. If you continue seeing what looks like blood passing through, perhaps try offering some soft foods for a bit and see if that helps. Things like squash and black soldier fly larvae or silk worms come to mind.
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Re: Blood in poop!

Postby Buzz24 » Tue Sep 01, 2020 12:26 pm

He’s a picky eater. I guess also with the top poop there was a second tiny pile with the small blood and a hair. He’s a picky eater but he really loves mustard greens. I do feed him collards and dandelion leaves as well and blueberries once a week. And it’s happened in the past but that time he passed a large poop so that one made sense. But he’s been going way more often that he usually does.
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Re: Blood in poop!

Postby CooperDragon » Tue Sep 01, 2020 12:37 pm

His diet may have his stomach upset a bit. Has he been more active than usual? That can sometimes make them go more frequently too. I would keep an eye on it and do some small tweaks to the diet and see if that changes. Try some different veges, maybe stop the blueberries for a bit, try a different feeder worm etc and see what happens.
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Re: Blood in poop!

Postby Buzz24 » Tue Sep 01, 2020 1:03 pm

Yeah he’s active for the most part which is his normal. My mom takes him out everyday to run around. I’ll get different feeders sometime this week and try some new veggies. Thank you!
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Re: Blood in poop!

Postby CooperDragon » Tue Sep 01, 2020 1:27 pm

Sounds good. Let me know how it goes.
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Re: Blood in poop!

Postby Buzz24 » Tue Sep 01, 2020 4:22 pm

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This was also something he pooped out today. There was a lot of blood with it and the hair looked quite big. So idk if this had something to do with the blood
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Re: Blood in poop!

Postby Drache613 » Tue Sep 01, 2020 11:32 pm

Hello,

How big is your dragon lengthwise & how old is he?
Sometimes superworms can be hard to pass for youngsters. It does look to be just a
small bit of blood. Are his urates hard or soft? If he has harder urates then that can also
cause some irritation, too.

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Re: Blood in poop!

Postby Buzz24 » Wed Sep 02, 2020 5:33 am

He’s about 20 inches long and he’s 3 years old. His urates are usually soft.
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Re: Blood in poop!

Postby Buzz24 » Sun Sep 06, 2020 9:55 am

His poop the past couple days were okay with no blood but today he's pooped four times. The last two had blood in them. and they have been a little bit runny. I am really worried. I made an appointment for the vet but the soonest day I could get was September 15th. I don't know what the problem is or what I should do until then.
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Re: Blood in poop!

Postby CooperDragon » Sun Sep 06, 2020 12:12 pm

I don’t like that the blood is continuing and pooping is so frequent. It’s good that you can get him to the vet. In the meantime I would focus on keeping him well hydrated and offer only soft foods that will be easier to digest. Perhaps even just baby food for a bit. Squash, green bean, sweet potato etc.
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Re: Blood in poop!

Postby Buzz24 » Sun Sep 06, 2020 12:23 pm

I talked to a vet online and they said it might be Coccidia or a gi blockage. I’m gonna call around on Tuesday to see if there’s any other vets nearby who take bearded dragons. I read on here for a mint basil oregano and parsley slurry mix for the worms and I did the olive oil in the past for the blockage and it worked so idk if I should do that again
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Re: Blood in poop!

Postby CooperDragon » Sun Sep 06, 2020 3:18 pm

Olive oil, plain pumpkin puree, and applesauce can help with blockage. Since the poops are frequent I would lean away from that being the issue. Coccidia is possible and also treatable using Ponazuril. Do be sure to thoroughly clean anything that contacts poop and disinfect with a veterinary disinfectant or ammonia solution if coccidia is identified.
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Re: Blood in poop!

Postby Buzz24 » Mon Sep 14, 2020 3:22 pm

Update! He had his appointment and he does have Coccidia and parasites. They gave him .14ml of ponazuril and I give him the additional .14 in 48 hours for the parasites. For the Coccidia they gave him 100 mg of metrodazole and I’m assuming they are going to give an additional 100mg next time. And I am giving him a probiotic to help with the medication so it’s not harsh on him.
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Re: Blood in poop!

Postby CooperDragon » Mon Sep 14, 2020 3:33 pm

Hopefully those meds will do the trick. Fingers crossed! Please keep us updated =)
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