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I have a 15 year old miniature daschund who has started

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I have a 15 year old miniature daschund who has started pooping pink mucous and is losing weight
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name?
Customer: Minnie
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Minnie?
Customer: She is eating and drinking okay.
JA: What else should I tell the Veterinarian?
Customer: She is running around typical of an old dog but she just acts like she doesn't feel good,
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 9 months ago.

Hello, JACustomer. I have been a Veterinary Nurse for over 15 years and would be happy to help you today. I'm reviewing your question right now.

Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 9 months ago.

Have there been any changes to the diet? New food? New treats? Human food? The opportunity to get into the trash? Torn up toys, etc?

When did she last have a fecal examination performed by your vet? Was anything found?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
My grandkids gave her a bunch of treats last week. We added Purina for seniors to her diet
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 9 months ago.

Chances are that it's the change in her diet causing the pink mucus to be passed. It would be wise to schedule an exam for her and have her vet evaluate her stool for parasites, as well.

Failing this, I can give you some steps to take at home to help your companion’s stomach feel better. Typically this involves a few days of a bland diet to allow the intestines to heal and then a slow switch back to the dog food she regularly eats. Keep in mind, fast switches are what likely lead to these symptoms so go slow. 7-10 days is normal. To make this, you’ll combine white or brown rice, boneless, skinless chicken breast and sufficient water for cooking in a stock pot. Boil on medium until it turns to mush and the breast is easily flaked. If your companion requires a more palatable food, try adding in pureed baby food in chicken, turkey and similar flavors. Avoid those that contain onion or garlic in the ingredient panel. Work up to feeding exclusively until at least 3 days following the resolution of the GI upset. After this, work on slowly switching back to the regular food that your companion typically eats.

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Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 9 months ago.

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?