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Welcome! Thanks for asking your question. My name is***** am a licensed veterinarian and I will be assisting you today. First I need to ask you a few questions so that I can be well informed and give you the best advice.
1- Any vomiting?
2- Is she lethargic?
4- Any other symptoms?
5- Any blood in the stool?
1- Does she have diarrhea or just the mucus in the stool?
2- Has she been dewormed? If so, do you know the name of the dewormer and how often?
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Friend, when we see mucus with diarrhea this is a sign of inflammation in the colon. This can be caused by many different medical conditions. It will be difficult for me to determine the exact underlying cause without a hands on examination and some testing. But, common causes are: Dietary indiscretion, ingestion of a foreign body, infections, parasites, etc. to name a few causes. I would recommend having her stool re-check by family veterinarian. In the meantime, this is what you can do:1- Do not give things like Pepto Bismol or imodium. You see, stopping the diarrhea with medication can make things worst if this is related to an infection or ingestion of a foreign body.2- No food or water for 6-8 hours, need to give her gastrointestinal tract time to rest. Then, offer small amount of water followed by a diet of rice (75%) and boiled boneless chicken or ground beef (25%) until the stool is back to normal then wean her back into her regular diet. Keep her indoors in a cool room and no exercise when fasting.3- Supplement with a probiotic (fortiflora), these are friendly bacteria that help with regularity. You can buy this over the counter in any pet store.4- Follow up with your family veterinarian to recheck her stool. If the stool is negative discuss with your vet about starting on Metronidazole.
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