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Hello, you are through to Dr Linda, a UK based vet with 10 years of clinical experience.
I'm sorry to hear this and understand your concern for Twiggy.
Diarrhoea can sometimes occur with a false pregnancy.
Certainly, the new treats could also be the culprit.
The jelly will be mucus produced by the lower gut as it is inflamed.
Are her gums pink and wet?
Is she lethargic or off her food?
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Is she up to date with her vaccines and wormer?
Has she had any vomiting?
Does she have any discharge from her vagina?
Or has she had any bloating or panting or excess thirst?
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Twiggy's signs may be due to a phantom pregnancy, or we could be dealing with a separate gastroenteritis.
I'd offer chicken and rice little and often and stop any treats or chews. Offer plenty of water.
I'd also start a probiotic anti diarrhoea paste such as Protexin Prokolin to further settle her gut.
If her signs persist or worsen, a vet visit is best as she may require e.g. a rehydration solution, antibiotics and/or medicine to help stop her false pregnancy.
As those who've had false pregnancies are prone to them in the future, it is worth having her spayed once this finished, unless you specifically wish to breed her.
Yes, I can see how sloppy they are.
The main risk would be from dehydration.
If she is stable and we can tempt her to eat chicken and rice and she holds it down, she does not necessarily need to be seen now.
However, a prompt vet check is best if she is not improving quickly.
No problem at all and please let me know if there is anything else.