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Hi,

I have 2 dogs, one a 4 month old bull terrier (11.5kg) and another one a 10 month old fox terrier mix (14kg).

Both of them from last week had some blood in their stools and the younger one even had some drops.

2 days ago, I gave them the worms tablets and the stools looks very much better now and today I did not find any blood drops.

A vet assistant friend of mine adviced that if they ate bones in a hurry that could have hurt the stomach and thus the blood and she suggested that that i can give them some enrotab tablets 50mg (1 for the 4 month old) and 2 (for the 10 month old dog) for 5 days.

What concerned me is that I read that these tablets can cause Contraindications: "Do not use in young or growing dogs (dogs aged less than 12 months (small breed) or less than 18 months (large breed))."

What would your expertise suggest?

Many thanks

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since the blood has stopped, do not give the enrotab. there is no need. Have the stool checked in 3 weeks for worm eggs (by a vet or your friend the vet tech). In the future, I suggest testing to see if worms are there before giving chemical wormer as they can be a bit harsh. You can give garlic or other herbs for the just in case possibility.

Feed raw meaty bones (see my web site for more info) and fresh food, not processed.

The blood could have been from a bone scraping the intestines near the end of the colon, or parasites, or a stick chewed on, or anything else puppies get into.

Do not worry about blood. If you do see some more, feed a bland diet (cottage cheese, raw meat with no bones and 1 teaspoon of eggshell powder for Calcium for every pound of meat, eggs, garlic, no veges) for a few days.

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I can give you the holistic approach to any problem, mostly for dogs and cats and some farm animals and horses. Depending on the condition and the type of animal, I will be able to give very specific treatment suggestions such as what flower essences, homeopathic remedies, nutritional supplements, diet changes, lifestyle changes or herbs that may be helpful - not drugs. I can also suggest where you can go for further education or to find a specialist in a specific holistic field. I can help you understand why your animal is ill and what improvements can be expected. I do not check messages more than every one to two days, so PLEASE DO NOT ask about EMERGENCIES - call your local veterinarian. I cannot diagnose your animal. I cannot prescribe specific treatments. I am no longer very current with conventional treatments, so cannot answer questions on those. I am not an expert on birds or small critters. I am not an expert in breeding, birthing or babies.

Experience

I graduated from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine in 1980 and began using homeopathy in my practice after a client introduced me to it. By 1988 I was using exclusively holistic treatments. I began lecturing in 1987 and have spoken at veterinary conferences, health food stores, people's homes, churches, veterinary college conferences - anywhere people want to learn more about keeping their animals healthy.

Organizations
Academy of Veterinary Homeopathy (I helped found this one) American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association National Center for Homeopathy American Veterinary Medical Association

Publications
I have written in many magazines, journals and newspapers. A few include Bark Magazine; Journal of the AHVMA; Baltimore Dog Magazine; Whole Dog Journal; Tiger Tribe; Wolf Clan. I have also been frequently interviewed on radio and TV. I am Associate Editor for the Integrative Veterinary Care Journal, so often have articles there.

Education/Credentials
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) Certified Veterinary Homeopath (CVH)

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