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by Suzie Cyrenne March 16, 2023 6 min read
Picture this: you’re in the dog park getting ready to pick up after your dog because he has just done the deed. You notice that your precious pet has just let loose poop-like jelly with blood, which is one of the telltale signs of hemorrhagic gastroenteritis in dogs.
If you’re anything like most dog parents, this is definitely an alarming situation. But don’t worry just yet because there are natural ways to support your canine family member when dog hemorrhagic gastroenteritis or HGE arises.
Let’s start the ball rolling by finding out what causes your dog to pass dog poop-like jelly with blood…
In most cases, your dog defecates poop-like jelly with blood because he has gobbled down things that he should not eat, like pieces of plastic or maybe small pebbles. These foreign objects tend to irritate and cause small lesions in the stomach lining, which eventually pass as jelly like poop with blood in it.
However, it is also possible that your dog is afflicted with a gastric issue called hemorrhagic gastroenteritis or HGE that is also indicated by dog poop-like jelly with blood.
HGE is an illness characterized by stools with blood and mucus in them, which can be described as having the appearance of strawberry jelly. Despite the advancements in veterinary medicine, the exact root cause of hemorrhagic gastroenteritis is still unknown.
However, it is speculated that this disease may be set off by ingesting foreign objects as well as severe inflammation of the canine gastrointestinal system, including excessive stress and anxiety. Additionally, it is also theorized that hyperactivity may also trigger HGE in dogs.
Apart from the dog poop-like jelly with blood, other symptoms of hemorrhagic gastroenteritis include sudden bouts of vomiting, fever, dehydration, sudden lethargy, intermittent pauses in movement and loss of appetite.
You may also notice your dog constantly whining and groaning while pawing at his stomach indicating that he is experiencing a moderate to severe tummy ache. Immediate and proper care and attention is essential for a dog to overcome this health issue.
Very important note: although canine hemorrhagic gastroenteritis is commonly not a fatal disease, statistics show that less than 10% of dogs afflicted with this illness can still die if not given the right treatment immediately.
Unlike what a lot of people mistakenly believe, HGE and parvo virus are not one and the same. First, HGE is not transmitted through contamination while parvo virus is a communicable disease.
Second, HGE can be set off by the ingestion of foreign objects while parvo virus is triggered by a virus entering a dog’s body. And lastly, HGE cannot be prevented by means of vaccination while there is a specific preventive vaccine against the parvo virus.
A case of HGE typically lasts around two to four days, provided that immediate and proper treatment has been administered to the affected dog. It is crucial to keep in mind that if left untreated, this health issue can lead to even more problems and can possibly be fatal, like I emphasized earlier.
This is the biggest reason why I’ve made it a point to share with you the natural dog poop-like jelly with blood home remedies so you can take care of this condition immediately.
The short answer is yes. The blood and mucus in dog stool caused by hemorrhagic gastroenteritis can go away on its own, but it can take a very long time. Additionally, it will also expose your canine family member to even more serious health issues along the way.
This is why taking note of the following natural dog poop-like jelly with blood home remedies to give your pet is essential when he is afflicted with HGE. So without further ado, let’s get right to it…
As reported by the National Center of Biotechnology Information, young coconut water is very useful in not just rehydrating the body, but also in flushing out harmful toxins that may be causing stomach upsets such as hemorrhagic gastroenteritis.
This beneficial effect is due to its rich electrolyte and mineral content. To use young coconut water to support your dog during HGE, you can simply substitute it for your pet’s water for a day and alternate it every other day until his condition improves.
According to a study published in ACS Publications, ginger contains an antioxidant called zingerone, which inhibits toxic bacteria that causes diarrhea and also helps prevent the accumulation of fluid in the intestines.
To use ginger to support your dog during HGE, grate a button size amount of ginger and directly mix it into your canine family members meals, remember to integrate it as thoroughly as you can since pure ginger can be rather spicy for your precious pet.
Besides its rehydrating effect, the NCBI also reveals that honey has antibacterial properties that help shorten the duration of diarrhea by blocking intestinal bacterial pathogens.
To use honey to support your dog during HGE, add half a teaspoon of it into your canine family member’s water or you can also integrate it with his regular meals. Just make sure you don’t add too much since it can cause a spike in your dog’s blood sugar levels.
Medicinenet reports that plain yogurt is abundant in probiotics like lactoferrin, which can alleviate the effects of viral gastroenteritis and can also curb watery diarrhea.
To use plain yogurt to support your dog during HGE, mix in a very small amount of it directly to your pet's meals. If your dog does not show any signs that he is lactose intolerant, increase the amount to have a teaspoon.
In a different study, NCBI highlights that rice water can be used as an oral electrolyte solution to alleviate dehydration and other negative effects of gastroenteritis.
To use rice water to support your dog during HGE, boil half a cup of brown or white rice with two cups of water in a pot and let it boil for at least 10 minutes when the mixture has already become sticky. Collect the liquid and let it cool down completely.
You can give your dog two tablespoons of this liquid or mix it with his water. Just remember not to use instant rice for this application since it does not contain the necessary starches and minerals.
And while we’re on the subject, let me introduce my favorite natural product when it comes to dealing with dog poop like jelly with blood…
Zumalka’s PROBIOPET contains probiotics that promote a healthy and balanced digestive system. This premium natural product helps maintain your dog’s optimum digestive health, which will have a significant effect on his overall wellness. Moreover, Probiopet helps nurture a healthy gut flora.
To use PROBIOPET to support your dog during HGE, you just have to open the capsule and mix the contents with water or food. This natural product can be used with the home remedies we discussed earlier as well. The recommended amount for usage is one capsule per day.
This wraps up my blog post on natural dog poop-like jelly with blood home remedies. I hope you found the information I share today useful and helpful to keep your canine family member happy and healthy through natural means.
Moreover, if you’re looking to get in touch with a pet homeopathy professional to walk you through the best natural options to boost your canine family member’s resilience against disease and other health issues, just contact us at any time.
HOMEOPATH & CO-FOUNDER OF ZUMALKA
Suzie Cyrenne co-founded Zumalka over five years ago, and has worked in naturopathic pet medicine for more than six. Day-to-day, she works as the lead manager for the Zumalka staff and specializes in training the team to have thorough knowledge of pet health and the company’s extensive line of naturopathic remedies.
Suzie has gained a lot of experience from years spent in the pet health field and she earned her degree in Homeopathy at the School of Classical Homeopathy in Quebec, Canada, (a partner of the European Academy of Natural Medicine (AEMN) in France).
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