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My dog has been passing very heavy mucus around her stools

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My dog has been passing very heavy mucus around her stools which looks like jelly.It coincides with me giving her very small amounts of oven dried lambs liver as a treat instead of a dog biscuit.When she goes to the loo, she takes a long time to produce very thin loose drops.
Please can you advise me.
Welcome and thanks for asking your question. My name is***** am a licensed veterinarian. I am sorry for the delay in response. If you would like to continue can you please answer a few questions so that I can be well informed and give you the best advice.

1- How old is your dog?
2- Any diarrhea?
3- Any vomiting?
4- Any pre existing medical conditions?

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.

1. SUZY is 12yrs old ish

2. No

3. No

4. No

She's just been to the loo & has had a 'normal' stool,in a healthy way.

Hope this info helps, thanks-Carol

Carol, when we see mucus in the stool it is a sign of inflammation in the colon (large intestines). Could the treat be the cause? Yes. Other causes are: Ingestion of a foreign body, infections, or even part of a systemic disease to name a few causes. This is what you can do:

1- Do not give things like Pepto Bismol or imodium.

2- Change her diet to rice (75%) and boiled boneless chicken or ground beef (25%) until the stool is back to normal then wean her 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.

4- If after doing the above you do not see improvement within 24 hours I would have her checked by your family veterinarian for a hands on examination.

My goal is to provide you with excellent service – if you feel you have gotten anything less, please reply back. I am happy to address follow-up questions. Thank you for your business and I hope to work with you again soon!

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Hi Dr Peter,

Sorry, I jumped the gun!!!- After I sent the reply less than 12hrs later Suzy was back to normal.

I would like to change my rating to EXCELLENT.


Many thanks.I will certainly use your expert advice again.

Kind regards, Carol S.

Good morning Carol, thank you for the excellent rating. I am happy to learn Suzy is back to normal.

Dr. Peter

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