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toto (5months) has some stools with mucus. they were normal colour and "hardness" but they were covered with mucus. because it only happened once in 4-5 stools, i didn't go to vet. but today it was very soft (like diharea, but not that watersih) and mostly mucus. no blood or anything. he is eating eukanuba for small puppies and in the evening after dry food he gets some boiled meat (cow or chicken). he is just changing teeth now and for a couple of days he's been skiping the morning food (he eats only 2 times per day now, at 15 and 21). i thought all of this is because of changing teeth and the pain he must have, but after today's stool i'm starting to be quite worried. of course weekend is just coming and basically all the vets are away in the town i live. what do you say? if it sounds very bad to you i can start driving some 200km to a vet that is open in weekend also.
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My youngest had this but he also had blood, he was about 11 weeks old. The vet said the mucus was the bodies way of protecting itself, that the intestine was inflamed. He gave him medicine and it went away. He said he ate something that he shouldn't of and it had irritated(sp),(melissa, I need spell check, help) his intestine. I would go ahead and take him in an get him started on some medicine. I think it was Laurie who had the same problem.

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I did (thanks for remembering) have the same problem with Logan a while back, and they put him on the meds and he was fine.
Although I have not posted it, Lexi has been ill for 2 weeks now too. The day before the wedding she started throwing up and diahrea, so off the vet we went. the meds for vomit stopped it, but diahr. kept up, got more meds, she finished them 2 days ago, but is still not back to normal. Very loose stool (not normal for her) and mucus too. Vet said to give boiled chicken, rice, cottage cheese and active yogurt - as well as 1 tsp of metamucul in her food. she feels her body just needs to get the "infection" out. She is going(just loose), no accidents, eating fine, sleeping fine, playing like crazy - so I am sure it will fix itself soon. Just keep an eye on it. Vet also says it is normal for them to have the blood as their intestines get irritated. You might want to see, if it continues if the vet will test the stool & then give you some Metronidazole - it works wonders with diahreaa.
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OH Laurie,

I am so sorry Lexi is sick, I hope she gets better soon. You know in humans it can take awhile for us to get back to normal after a stomach flu.

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Vet also says it is normal for them to have the blood as their intestines get irritated. You might want to see, if it continues if the vet will test the stool & then give you some Metronidazole - it works wonders with diahreaa.
this is first time he had diahrea, so i'm keeping my eyes v close on him. mucus i noticed before as i said, but maybe it's because of boiled veal. i will start writing what he eats so it's easier to keep track. but could it be a result of changing teeth? he lost 2 in the last 2 days and i only found one (so one he could have swallowed it...). i know that with kids when they are teething is not uncommon fever and diahrea, so maybe it's same with puppies... i'm concerned about the mucus though
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Logan had the same thing when he was teething too, not sure if it is related but it did go away. Is Toto eating well, playing, sleeping = everything else ok?? Any accidents?
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Logan had the same thing when he was teething too, not sure if it is related but it did go away. Is Toto eating well, playing, sleeping = everything else ok?? Any accidents?
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he is refusing to eat in the morning (usually he ate 3 times per day, now only 2). he sleeps when nothing else is interesting in the house (=me working) but otherwise he's running and playing like hell. what you mean with accidents?
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You might want to consider getting his fecal sample tested. Last time Benji had mucus and loose stool, he tested positive for parasites. He had normal appetite and energy.

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I mean is he making it to the pee pee pads, or outside, or is he going in the house? That is always a stong indication to me that my guys are real sick and not just "not feeling well" You might want to call the vet, just to check in and I am sure they will guide you as to what would be best for you to do.
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I have just cut Kubrick down to two meals a day (he just turned four months) as he was barely eating his second meal of the day. That could explain the loss of appetite. I would take a fecal matter to the vet so you know what you next step should be.
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