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my dog has his feces encased in a clear sac like material.

is this serious?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
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replied 6 years ago.

Hi, I am Dr. Peter and would like to help.


1- Where is the clear sac material located?

Customer reply replied 6 years ago.
his feces is encased in it
Dr. Peter, Veterinarian replied 6 years ago.

He is defecating and the feces is encased in a clear sac like material, right?

Customer reply replied 6 years ago.
Dr. Peter, Veterinarian replied 6 years ago.
Is the encase like gel?
Customer reply replied 6 years ago.
more like a sausage casing, but the material is a white substance that does not allow me to see the actual feces. and not all feces is encased, just the last one that comes out.
Dr. Peter, Veterinarian replied 6 years ago.

What you are describing is "mucus." The colon is irritated and inflamed (colitis) and as a result produces mucus. Common causes for colitis include infections, parasites, inflammation, etc. I would recommend to consider having him checked by your veterinarian. In the meantime, change his diet to a bland diet of rice and boneless chicken. In addition, give him 1 teaspoon of plain yogurt twice a day for 2 weeks. If he has not been dewormed in over a year, consider getting him dewormed.


If you have additional questions I will be glad to answer them.


Dr. Peter