Why would bright red blood come from my dog’s rectum?

Why would bright red blood come from my dog’s rectum?

PetPartners, Inc. is an indirect corporate affiliate of PetPlace.com. PetPlace may be compensated when you click on or make a purchase using the links in this article.

Our question this week was:

My one year old pit bull dog was having a bowel movement and I noticed 3 drops of bright red blood coming out of her rectum right before she was finished. What can this possibly be and what causes this?

Monica Brown


Hi – thanks for your email. You wrote that your 1-year-old dog had some bright red blood come from his rectum at the end of his bowel movement. This is not normal and can be caused by a variety of problems.

For example, parasites, inflammatory diseases (such as one called hemorrhagic gastroenteritis), bleeding disorders, food changes, problems secondary to bone ingestion, and more.

Read the links above. A general article that talks about blood coming from the rectum that may be beneficial to read is hematochezia in dogs.

Best of luck!

Dr. Debra

To read most recent questions Click here!

Click here to see the full list of Ask Dr. Debra Questions and Answers!

number-of-posts0 paws up

Previous / Next Article

Previous Article button

Vet Q&A

What Can I do for my puppy that is showing signs of aggressiveness?

Next Article button