Post # 1
Hi Bees, just a warning that my dog’s issue is a little gross!
She lately has had varying amounts of mucus in her poop. I know – gross! Yesterday it was like a huge glob, where sometimes it’s none at all and other times it’s just a drop. It’s been going on for about 2-3 weeks. Otherwise she seems perfectly normal. She is eating normally, has as much energy as ever, and doesn’t seem to be in any pain or discomfort. When the mucus appears, the consistency is a little softer than we like to see, but then the next day it will be fine again.
Does anyone have an idea of what this could be? Is it normal or should we get her checked out?
Post # 3
read that see if anything seems like it matches up. my doggy was having this same issue and…turns out coccidia a week of meds she seemed to love and all better. =]
Post # 4
Does she have allergies? I know this happens to my dog if she eats cheese. Also can your dog be overheated? I also see this in both of my dogs on hot days.
Post # 5
I would go and get her checked out, just to be sure. If you can, grab the freshest sample of her feces and take it in so the vet can test it.
Post # 6
@ames12708: Hm, that seems like it could be it but she is more like 1.5 – 2 years old so I would have thought the natural immunity would have kicked in by now. Maybe it is that or some other type of organism though.
@roxy821: Hm, the heat thing is interesting. It has been pretty hot here and she plays outside.
I think we will end up bringing her (and her stool sample) in to get checked out.
Post # 8
@phillygirl629: oh gosh our dog is 7 and this just happened like two weeks ago. but that is what the vet said it was.
Post # 9
Test for giardia or coccidia, both comon in dogs, particurlarly in they are around birds, like parks where there are geese.
Post # 10
@ames12708: ah OK! The thing said it was most common in puppies but that is good to know!
@Rrabbetsgirl: OK thanks for the tip!
Poor thing, it really seems like she has one of these parasites. We will take her in ASAP!
Post # 11
That’s great you are getting your dog tested – what do you feed her (all food/treats)?
I recently started having issues with my dog and I think the bulk of the issue were some sweet potato chews that were made in China. I had NO idea these were even made in China. I’d check all labels to rule out any possible food toxicity.
I also was having a mucous poop issue with my dog that I think was linked to her new flea/heartwork medication…