Blood in poop?

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Blood in poop?

Postby emilys » Wed Jun 16, 2021 12:42 pm

I think I found blood in my bearded dragon's poop. I haven't fed him anything red and he only tested positive for minor pinworms with his fecal earlier this month. Does this look like blood? If so, any ideas on what I should do? My vet isn't in today, but the ER vet is open so that is an option. He was just treated for worms bad the regular vet said the blood could be irritation from them dying. Is that accurate? Behavior and appetite are completely normal. Thank you! [Click image to enlarge]
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Re: Blood in poop?

Postby Drache613 » Wed Jun 16, 2021 10:47 pm

Hello,

I don't think that is blood in the stool. Many times their stools get some orange discoloration
in the stool from supplementation or medication. What foods have you given him recently?

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Re: Blood in poop?

Postby emilys » Thu Jun 17, 2021 3:12 am

Collards and crickets. He also gets calcium once a day and vitamins 2-3 times a week.
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Re: Blood in poop?

Postby Drache613 » Sun Jun 20, 2021 12:22 am

Hello,

I had forgotten to mention that the vet was correct in saying that sometimes their stools get a
little looser & can become discolored after treatment.
He should be just fine. Be sure to keep him hydrated right now after medication. It may take
a few weeks for his system to get back to normal. Have you been giving any probiotics for him
yet? That can really help out his system, while boosting his appetite also.

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Re: Blood in poop?

Postby emilys » Sun Jun 20, 2021 5:53 am

I gave him probiotics throughout the treatment. He seems ok now. Much more active than he’s ever been and his poop looks normal now.
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Re: Blood in poop?

Postby Drache613 » Mon Jun 21, 2021 12:58 am

Hello,

That is good news to hear he is starting to get back to normal. Is he eating better also?
If you feel that he needs it, you can still give probiotics for another few weeks if you would
like, they are safe.

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Re: Blood in poop?

Postby emilys » Mon Jun 21, 2021 2:24 am

He eats a ton. Fortunately, his appetite never changed. He still attacks food like he's never been fed before.
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