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    DefaultMucus-covered stool

    Hey all,
    My 6mo old, Duke, only pooped once yesterday, which I thought was really weird, and then today, before noon, he had already gone twice...well the second one looked like a sausage with casing on it. I know that its disgusting, but it's the best way to describe it. The outer layer was kind of tough, with a layer of mucus all over it. The inside color and texture was normal, no black or tarry spots that would indicate blood, and not runny at all. Anyone have any ideas? He's been a little less active today and yesterday, but is still eating like a piggy. Maybe just ate something that didn't agree with him??

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    DefaultRe: Mucus-covered stool

    Has he eaten anything different than his normal diet? My Tuckers poop used to be exactly like that. We finally determined it was the corn in his food causing it.



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    DefaultRe: Mucus-covered stool

    Every time Wesley has one of these, his next 295 poops are diarrhea. If Duke is anything like Wes, he (and you) are going to be spending a lot of time in the yard.

    Sorry.

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    DefaultRe: Mucus-covered stool

    Zoe had those too, when she was younger. I thought it was due to a certain bone I was giving her.

    When I stopped giving her the bone, her poop got back to normal.
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    DefaultRe: Mucus-covered stool

    That's indicative of irritation of the colon. Indiscretion of diet is usual cause, but it can be parasite caused too. I'd take in a fecal sample to the vet to be sure, and if that is clear, try some Pepto or just go w/a bland diet (chicken and rice) for a couple days. -Anne

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    What Anne said!!

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    DefaultRe: Mucus-covered stool

    It is also an indication of dehydration. Be sure your dog is getting enough water, especially in this hot weather.

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    DefaultRe: Mucus-covered stool

    Puff occasionally has stools looking like that but by the next poop they've been okay.
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    DefaultRe: Mucus-covered stool

    awesome advice everyone--as always! I will keep an eye on him, and make sure he's getting enough water. It must have been the pig ear I gave him the other day...he's never had one before, and I wondered if it would give him tummy issues. I guess I know now! Thanks again!

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    DefaultRe: Mucus-covered stool

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Pr.
    Puff occasionally has stools looking like that but by the next poop they've been okay.
    Same here.

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