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| | Gurgling Tummy and Mucus/Slimy Poops
I'm at my wit's end. Three times in the last 1.5 months my dog has gotten brief bouts of something? He wakes up and is hesitant to eat his food (which is a big deal for him because he is extremely food motivated). He eats it after a while, but very slowly compared to normal. He will then proceed to poop a combination of regular poop and mucus, sometimes all mucus, sometimes it is a dark red color (but I honestly do not think it is blood). Sometimes it is normal colored. He does NOT have diarrhea. He does NOT vomit. However, for the rest of the day his tummy gurgles on and off, sometimes causing him pain because he whines and shrieks and cannot get comfortable. He also has a really nasty "skunky" smell emitting from his butt. I know what my dog's farts smell like, and this is not that. It literally smells like a skunk, as far as a skunk smells. He gets over this within 24-36 hours and is not lethargic at all during the "mysterious sickness" (still goes on walks, runs around, etc).
He is 4.5 years old. He is a 15 pound wiener dog. He has been on the exact same food since we adopted him at 8 weeks. His food is corn, soy, and wheat free. He rarely gets treats, even rarer so does he gets human food. He has not tested positive for any parasites or blood or fecal problems.
Has ANYONE had this happen to their dog? If so were you able to determine what one earth could be causing this? I've gone to three different vets who all just tell me to put him on a probiotic...
I just feel so helpless because I cannot seem to figure out anything that could be causing this. Thank you anyone for your input.