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Old July 5th, 2007, 01:30 PM
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Mucus in dog poop - Answered by Dr. Lee

Hi there, i'm new to this site, i have just joined today.


I have a Cairn Terrier who is 11 months, just today she has has mucus on her stool - i coooked up some ground beef yesterday and mixed some with her kibble............. , but nothing else..... no blood, no diareha (yet - hopefully not at all)

Could it be the new meat? She doesn't usually get much people food. I have given her gastro food this morning after that bowel movement and it seems to be sitting well for now, she hasn't gone to the bathroom since this morning.

What does this mucus usually mean?
Any ideas would be great

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Old July 5th, 2007, 02:55 PM
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Dazy had this once at about 6 months old, I took the sample in to the vet and it was a bug/parasite of some kind, there was no blood and the poo looked normal with the exception of the mucus. It was treated with an antibiotic. If you look it up on the intrernet you will find all kinds of info, just google mucus dog poo.

Fun stuff eh? Looking at poo. hah! I love checking out poo! ha! Just kidd'n people. I need a coffee and or a nap.
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Old July 5th, 2007, 05:15 PM
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Mucus in the stool with no other signs cannot be readily linked to any particular disorder and may not infer any illness. Mucus is produced by the colon in order to help facilate the evacuation of the stool (pooping made easier). Occasionally more mucus than 'usual' can be made. It can also be made secondarily to any colonic inflammation which can include intestinal parasites, bacteria, swallowed foreign objects, and unusual foods. If the clinical signs are more than once - you may want to contact your veterinarian. If other clinical signs such as diarrhea, blood in the stool, lethargy, etc... are seen then I would go immediately to your veterinarian.

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Old July 5th, 2007, 09:22 PM
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I have since walked Maggie and she had another bowel Movement, the mucus is now gone, it was totally formed and just a bit soft (but she has been eating only soft food & yogurt) i'm going to keep an eye out for anything else.

Her energy seems to be up too, she was playing all night and went for a couple walks and seemed normal.....
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Great. Thanks for the update!
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Old March 22nd, 2011, 09:25 PM
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My dog Bullet has had runny poop with mucus in it. Today is day two. She stays at home while I'm at work and is very well behaved...usually. Today she has relieved her bowels on my kitchen floor 3 times since noon. I have had her outside multiple times between noon and now also, where every time she has pooped. I'm concerned, but she is acting like she feels fine, eating, drinking, playing etc. Should I worry?
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Old March 22nd, 2011, 09:35 PM
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Sounds like she may have a touch of something. Might not be a bad idea to bring in a sample of her stool to the vet and have them check it for parasites. It could also be something like a clostridium imbalance or campylobacter, as well. All of which may require some meds to clear up the problem...

I wouldn't wait too long. And if she begins to vomit frequently as well, treat it as an emergency. Diarrhea in conjunction with vomiting can lead to dangerous dehydration.

Hope Bullet is better soon!
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just google mucus dog poo.
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My dog Bullet has had runny poop with mucus in it. Today is day two. She stays at home while I'm at work and is very well behaved...usually. Today she has relieved her bowels on my kitchen floor 3 times since noon. I have had her outside multiple times between noon and now also, where every time she has pooped. I'm concerned, but she is acting like she feels fine, eating, drinking, playing etc. Should I worry?
Sounds like you should call the vet in the morning, and get them to check what's going on. Let us know how it goes, and my good wishes to Bullet, hope she is feeling better soon.
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Old March 22nd, 2011, 11:02 PM
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Hazel, if Bullet had clostridial (?)enteritis wouldn't one of the major things Renee have noticed be the stench? No other word for it, sorry. Had an oldie get that and when I tried explaining the terrible smell to the vet he could think only of a greasy aroma, as in pancreatitis, but this was eye wateringly acrid. When I came in the back door I'd know straight away that she had had an accident, and it's something to do with amonia being produced. Put her on powdered gold,( my cynical name for the product they give to piglets for this problem ) and she was much better.
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Sorry to hear about Bullet.

Have you changed her food recently? ....if not, then I agree that a vet visit with a stool sample is definitely in order.

Good luck and please give us an update.
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Hope you managed to get Bullet (or at least a fecal sample) into the vet today, Renee! Is her stool firming up any?

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Hazel, if Bullet had clostridial (?)enteritis wouldn't one of the major things Renee have noticed be the stench?
Not necessarily. Imbalance in intestinal fauna doesn't necessarily cause a lot of excess odor, though it can. Depends on which organisms are present and how skewed the balance is. We've had cases go both ways and I much prefer the less stinky ones although there's something to be said for being able to home in on the deposits when cleaning up outside in the dark
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