Artie had a traces of bright red blood in his stool on and off for a couple months. I set up a vet appt. to get it checked That very morning, I woke up to him vomiting severely and having repeated bouts of diarrhea with A LOT of blood. Turns out it was hemorrhagic gastroenteritis - a disorder for which the cause is not fully understood. They debated hospitalizing him, because dehydration can be a concern, but wound up just giving fluids and instructions about what to look for and do should he become dehydrated. They put him on a short term round of prescription diet and a host of medicines including an anti-nausea med, antibiotics, anti-inflammatory drugs, and tripe, probiotics and Rx Clay to normalize his stool.
Anytime your pup is bleeding internally, it can be really scary. Because I had PetPlan, "how in the world am I going to pay for this?" didn't need to be a concern. PetPlan came through within days of my filing my claim - like I knew they would. I had the check before the credit card bill was due.