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I have a 9 week old pug puppy and I noticed her stool had

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I have a 9 week old pug puppy and I noticed her stool had mucous in it. It's clear colored/mixed in with her poop. She has had her first shot and I'm just a little worried on what it could be. She's acting normal and shows no symptoms other than the mucous . I feed her 3 times a day with about 1-3 table spoons of pumpkin in her food.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Pet Doc replied 1 year ago.

Hi there,

Thanks for your question regarding your girl Poppy that has just been sent through to me. I am currently typing up a response and will have something for you in the next 5 - 10 minutes.

Thank you for your patience.

Kind Regards,

Dr E

Expert:  Pet Doc replied 1 year ago.

Hi there,

Thank you for your patience. It definitely sounds like there is quite a bit of mucous on Poppy's stool. Mucus can occur for a number of reasons, but it is most likely that your girl has colitis (inflammation of the colon) which can occur with an abrupt change in diet, and this is very common in young puppies. If this were the case, I would expect the mucus to settle down within the next 3 - 4 days.

For now, please just continue feeding her regular puppy diet and do not change it. Please also be sure not to give her any other treats, snacks or human food. If after 1 - 2 days she still has this clear substance being produced, you will need to get her to your local Vet for a full check over. Also take a sample of her feces in case your Vet needs to send a sample away for culture and sensitivity to isolate a possible infectious cause. If you ever see a lot of fresh blood in her poop, then given Poppy's age and the risk of parvo virus, you really will have to get her to your regular Vet first thing tomorrow.

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Kind Regards,

Dr E

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Expert:  Pet Doc replied 1 year ago.
Hi Vivian,
I'm just following up on our conversation about Poppy. How is everything going?
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