There are several possible causes for bloody diarrhea in dogs and all should raise a flag of concern. Dogs are not able to tell us something is not right with them and they can’t tell us exactly what is wrong so we have to leave it up to the professionals. Especially in cases where the symptoms are serious in nature and could be a symptom of something detrimental to the dogs’ life.
Here are some of the common causes for bloody diarrhea in dogs:
1. Medications the dog has been on can cause a bloody show in their bowel movements and also cause them to have diarrhea.
2. Something the dog ate and is trying to digest. Typically, something eaten that causes bloody stools was an item the dog was not supposed to consume and its digestive system is struggling while the intestinal tract is not able to easily pass the item which could result in tearing of the lining and blood to be present.
3. Internal parasites is a very common cause for bloody diarrhea.