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My dog is pooping like jelly blood what should I do. I

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My dog is pooping like jelly blood what should I do.
JA: I'll do all I can to help. When did you notice this blood? Does the dog seem more or less thirsty than normal?
Customer: I noticed it today and his drinking normal.
JA: Did the dog eat anything unusual recently?
Customer: No nothing.
JA: And what's the dog's name and age?
Customer: Cue ball age just over 7.
JA: Is there anything else the Vet should know?
Customer: No.
Submitted: 18 days ago.
Category: Vet
Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 18 days ago.
Hello, you are through to Dr Linda, a UK based vet.
I'm sorry to hear Cue Ball has this issue.The jelly is likely mucus due to an inflamed colon.Any chance he has eaten something he shouldn't?
Are his gums pink and wet and are his energy levels good?
Customer: replied 18 days ago.
No he hasn't eaten anything that he should have. His gums are pink and he is sleeping a lot.
Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 18 days ago.
Thank you.
Are the gums also wet to the touch rather than dry?
When was he last treated for worms and which product was used?
Has anything stressful happened to him recently such as a car ride, groom, trip to the vet or encounter with another dog?
Customer: replied 18 days ago.
Just need to know if I can do anything for him. And do you think this is serious.
Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 18 days ago.
The more information you provide, the better I can help.If he is otherwise well and has no other symptoms, this could be a simple gut inflammation that will improve shortly.Feed a bland diet of chicken and rice and offer plenty of water.
Ensure he is up to date with a good quality wormer such as Panacur.
Start a course of probiotic anti diarrhoea paste such as protexin prokolin which can be purchased online or from a pet shop.Monitor closely to ensure his gums stay wet and the diarrhoea resolves.This window stays open for several days so you can keep me updated and ask any further questions you may have.
Customer: replied 18 days ago.
Is there anything I can do.
Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 18 days ago.
I have sent my advice above. If you cannot see my reply, it should be in your email inbox.
Customer: replied 18 days ago.
Thanks for your help.
Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 18 days ago.
No problem at all.Wishing your dog all the very best.