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Old 07-14-2012, 04:30 PM
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I know this is a weird question, but Lily pooped earlier and it was slimy. Thats the best way I can explain it. It wasnt diarrhea, it was like mucous slim. Does anyone know what this means?
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I know this is a weird question, but Lily pooped earlier and it was slimy. Thats the best way I can explain it. It wasnt diarrhea, it was like mucous slim. Does anyone know what this means?
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If the mucusy stool is a one time thing I would not worry, however , if the mucusy stool has a foul odor and continues it can be a sign of giardia or coccidia. Sometimes the mucusy outside layer will have some blood or hint of blood mixed in. In any case if this continues you may want to have your Vet check this out.


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My sister's ****zu had that problem before he was diagnosed with pancreatitis. Her dog's stool went from mucousy to diarrhea in less than 24 hours.
My dog had the same problem when I had to quickly switch her food, she had it for about 2 days and my vet said to just monitor for any signs of distress when defecating. Her problem resolved in that time frame.
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If the mucusy stool is a one time thing I would not worry, however , if the mucusy stool has a foul odor and continues it can be a sign of giardia or coccidia. Sometimes the mucusy outside layer will have some blood or hint of blood mixed in. In any case if this continues you may want to have your Vet check this out.


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Don't they have to drink water from an affected stream, or be around another dog with giardia or coccidia to get it? Lily only leaves the house to go to the vet, and none of my other dogs have the same symptoms.
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My sister's ****zu had that problem before he was diagnosed with pancreatitis. Her dog's stool went from mucousy to diarrhea in less than 24 hours.
My dog had the same problem when I had to quickly switch her food, she had it for about 2 days and my vet said to just monitor for any signs of distress when defecating. Her problem resolved in that time frame.
Switching her diet would not be an option. Our Aussie has chronic pancreatitis and she never had this type of stools before a flair up.
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Don't they have to drink water from an affected stream, or be around another dog with giardia or coccidia to get it? Lily only leaves the house to go to the vet, and none of my other dogs have the same symptoms.
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Yes , that is true and your dog may not have either of these problems , however, I just wanted to mention that the symptoms are similar to what you describe and should be considered.
Speaking of going to the Vet , I would not put my dog down in the grass area outside the Vet office.

Good Luck and hope your dog gets well quick...

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Can be so many things. We have seen it in our home for coccidia/giardia/food allergies/simple upset stomach.
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Hopefully it is just an upset tummy. Poor pup.
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Maybe it is just an upset stomach. Shes been playing all day, and eating well. So, I hope this is just a one time thing.
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Mucousy stool does not always affect the dog's overall mood and well-being. When my dog Zella had mucousy and bloody stools when she was a small puppy she also was playful and happy, full of energy.

I'd suggest you take the pooch to the vet to have a test done in order to exclude a possiblity of giardia/coccidia or other intestinal parasites.

I could also recommend a bovine colostrum supplement. It would not cause allergies, does not harm your dog, it helps the immune system very much. It also promotes healing of the intestines.

Wishing all the best to your dog!
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