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I have a 7 year old choc male lab, over the last week his poo

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I have a 7 year old choc male lab, over the last week his poo has a slimey coating on it, should I b concerned?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Vet
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 3 years ago.
Welcome and thanks for asking your question. My name isXXXXX am a licensed veterinarian. I am happy to answer your question today. First I need to ask you a few questions so that I can be well informed and give you the best advice.

1- Does he have diarrhea?
2- Any vomiting?
3- Did he get into anything or eat something out of the ordinary?
4- Any other symptoms?

There may be a slight delay between your follow ups and my replies as I type out a thorough reply for you.

Customer: replied 3 years ago.
No changes to diet or diarrhea just the slimy coating?.
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 3 years ago.
Darren, the slime you are seeing in the feces is called: "Mucus." When we see mucus in the feces it is a sign of inflammation in the colon. There are many possible causes, it will be difficult for me to determine the exact underlying cause without a hands on examination and some testing. But, common causes are: dietary indiscretion, ingestion of a foreign body, infections, intestinal parasites, etc. to name a few causes.
I would recommend a hands on examination with family veterinarian and stool analysis as initial screening test. In the mean time this is what you can do:

1- Do not give things like Pepto Bismol or imodium.
2- Change diet to rice (75%) and boiled boneless chicken or ground beef (25%) until the stool is back to normal then wean back into regular diet.
3- Supplement with a probiotic (fortiflora), these are friendly bacterias that help with regularity and inflammation. You can buy this over the counter in any pet store.

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Hi

Put Alfie on rice and chicken for a few days.
He's back to normal the mucus has cleared up, but
Keeping him on rice for a few more days then putting
Him back on his normal food.

Thanks for your help