Q. My dog has had dark red blood in stools for 2 days now . She found & ate a baby bird back in August , could that cause a problem now after so long
DR. CHRISTIE LONG, D.V.M., C.V.A.
A. It seems pretty unlikely to me that the bird ingestion could have anything to do with the blood in the stool you're seeing now. Depending on exactly how it looks, it could be a number of things. If the stool is normal and has blood on it, it could be an anal gland problem (infection, tumor) or a problem inside the rectum, like a mass. If she's got diarrhea along with blood, she could have a bacterial or parasitic infection in her intestines, or she could have inflammatory bowel disease. I'd get this checked out as soon as possible.