My puppy is sick, wont eat and is very weak

Our question this week was:

My puppy is sick, wont eat, is very weak, and I can see blood coming from the butt. What do you recommend?

Answer

We recommend that you take your puppy immediately to your veterinarian or local veterinary emergency clinic. The puppy sounds like it is very sick and could die without proper treatment. There are several causes for the symptoms that you described including severe parasite infections or viruses such as Parvovirus.

These articles might be helpful:

Parvoviral Enteritis

Intestinal Parasites in Dogs

Best of Luck!

Dr. Debra

Our question this week came from Wendy, in Williamson, West Virginia.

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