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1- Did this start after starting the cheese treat?
2- Any other symptoms?
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Sorry, 2 more questions
1- How long has this been going on?
2- Is the feces dry or hard?
Friend, when we see slime (mucus) with blood in the feces it is a sign of inflammation in the colon. This can be caused by many different medical conditions. The straining is secondary to the inflammation. Possible causes are: Constipation (when the feces is hard), intestinal parasites, ingestion of a foreign body, etc.
I would recommend having family veterinarian check his stool for intestinal parasites as initial screening test. In the meantime this is what you can do:
1- Do not give things like Pepto Bismol.2- Change his diet to rice (50%) and boiled boneless chicken or ground beef (50%) until the stool is back to normal then wean him back into his regular diet. Increase his water intake by offering low sodium chicken broth.3- Supplement with a probiotic (fortiflora), these are friendly bacteria that help with regularity and inflammation. You can buy this over the counter in any pet store.4- Follow up with family veterinarian for a fecal analysis.
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You could, yes. Make sure it is low sodium.
I am sorry the pet stores you went didn't carry fortiflora, did they have another probiotic?
No, do not give goat milk or dairy products it could make the inflammation worst.
You could have bought a different brand.