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Dr. Louis Gotthelf, Veterinarian
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Experience:  Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Owner of a small animal clinic and an ear/skin clinic 35 years
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my dog is pooping a clear jelly like substance. What could cause this

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She is a two year tea cup chihuahua. For the past two weeks she has been taking phenobarbital after being dianosed as epileptic.
Submitted: 10 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Louis Gotthelf replied 10 years ago.
The jelly-like substance that she is pooping is mucus. This lubricates the bowel. If she is having any type of intestinal swelling or inflammation that can cause it. Has she been constipated after getting the phenobarbital? Tell your vet about this problem.