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Welcome! Thanks for asking your question. Bless your heart for taking her in. 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- Has she been dewormed?
2- Any other symptoms?
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Friend, when we see mucus, blood and diarrhea it is a sign of inflammation in the colon (large intestines). 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: Diet, ingestion of a foreign body, parasites, infections, or even part of a systemic disease to name a few causes. This is what you can do:1- Do not give things like Pepto Bismol or imodium.2- Change her diet to 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.3- Supplement with a probiotic, these are friendly bacteria that help with regularity. You can buy this over the counter in any pet store.4- Consider getting her deworm. I would use Panacur (fenbendazole), give it once a day for 3-5 days at label dose. Repeat after 3 weeks. You can buy panacur in some pet store, vet's office or online (amazon.com).
5- If after doing the above you do not see improvement I would have her checked by your family veterinarian for a hands on examination.
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