Dog Veterinary

Ask a dog vet and get answers to your dog health questions

Ask a Dog Veterinarian,
Get an Answer ASAP!

He has lots of mucus on his stools and diarrea. He has been…

Customer Question
He has lots of...

He has lots of mucus on his stools and diarrea. He has been is on raw food for 1 month.

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name?

Mako

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Mako?

He is a shar pei. With food intolerance to beef. He used to love meal times

Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Answered in 3 hours by:
9/27/2017
Dog Veterinarian: jadedangel57, owner replied 8 months ago
jadedangel57
Category: Dog Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 20,322
Experience: breeder/ vet assistant.
Verified

Hi JaCustomer,

Welcome to Just Answer. My name is Jane. I have been involved professionally with dogs in the healthcare and behavioral fields for over 20 years. I’ve worked as a Vet Assistant and Behaviorist and have extensive experience in dog reproduction, as a breeder, for even longer than that.. Canine behavioral issues and training are also my specialties. It will be my pleasure to work with you today.

Mucous normally helps lubricate the intestines. It indicates inflammation in the intestines. Inflammation can be due to stress or parasites.

Worms can be passed from the dog to dog or even eating grass or drinking from puddles. In other cases such as tapeworms, they are contracted by other methods such as ingesting an infected flea. Most over the counter medicine will only kill one or two types of worms, so your best bet is to take a fecal sample to your vet to determine the type of worms your dog may have and then decide on treatment. Dogs should be checked for worms periodically even if they appear healthy. This is so if your pet does become ill, you are not fighting a worm infestation along with a more serious problem.

For additional information about worms, see this site

http://www.thepetcenter.com/exa/worms.html

http://www.truecompanionvet.com/site/view/124515_CanineIntestinalParasites.pml

Common dewormers are Panacur, which is a prescription product so you need to obtain it from your Vet and it works on roundworms and whipworms. Wormers labeled as Pyrantel Pamoate are the best over the counter medication for roundworms. Drontal plus is also a prescription product and is used for the treatment of Tapeworms, though dewormers with praziquantel work well against tapeworms. Many heartworm preventatives also help control whipworms and roundworms. Another reason to keep your dog on Heartworm medication.

Coccidia manifests as mild or severe diarrhea depending on how infected they are. If it is severe, there may be blood and mucous in the stool along with voming and loss of appetitie leading to dehydration You can read about it here:

http://www.peteducation.com/article.cfm?cls=2&cat=1622&articleid=727

Information on giardia can be found here:

http://www.petplace.com/dogs/giardia-in-dogs/page1.aspx

Symptoms of giardia are diarrhea with possible terrible smell, mucousy stool and sometimes bouts of vomiting.

I hope I've given you great service. If so, I'd appreciate a 5 star rating. The rating should be based on my answer and not any site issue. Experts are not compensated until a rating is done. If you have any other questions at all, please reply here and I'll be happy to follow up with you even after you have rated. .

Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Dog Veterinarian: jadedangel57, owner replied 8 months ago
Hi,
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?
Customer
Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Dog Veterinarian: jadedangel57, owner replied 8 months ago

Hi Again,

I just thought I'd check in to see how things are going for you and your dog. I strive to provide the best answer possible. Did you find my answer helpful?.

Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a dog veterinarianLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask jadedangel57 Your Own Question
jadedangel57
jadedangel57
jadedangel57, owner
Category: Dog Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 20,322
20,322 Satisfied Customers
Experience: breeder/ vet assistant.

jadedangel57 is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

It was so professional, so personally concerned (as we were) and you answered all of our questions. George and I are so happy that I found "JustAnswer" on my Google search -- you are now in my "Favorites" list! And, yes we do love our kitty - she makes our life complete!

Bev & GeorgeBoca Raton, FL

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

GPHesperia, CA

I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion.

JustinKernersville, NC

Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around.

EstherWoodstock, NY

Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know.

RobinElkton, Maryland

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Dr. Debbie

Dr. Debbie

Dog Veterinarian

904 satisfied customers

Companion animal veterinarian practicing for over 10 years.

Dr. Andy

Dr. Andy

Medical Director

16,416 satisfied customers

UC Davis graduate, emphasis in dermatology, internal medicine, pain management

Dr Scott Nimmo

Dr Scott Nimmo

Dog Veterinarian

10,633 satisfied customers

BVMS, MRCVS. { Glasgow UK }

Dr. Gary

Dr. Gary

Dog Veterinarian

10,086 satisfied customers

DVM, Emergency Veterinarian, BS (Physiology)

Dr. Bruce

Dr. Bruce

Veterinarian

9,682 satisfied customers

15 years of experience as a small animal veterinarian

Dr. Scott

Dr. Scott

Veterinarian

9,615 satisfied customers

15 years of small animal, equine and pocket pet medicine and surgery.

Rebecca

Rebecca

Dog Veterinarian

8,719 satisfied customers

More than 30 years of companion animal practice.

< Previous | Next >

Related Dog Veterinary Questions
Have a 10 year old shar-pei who has a pedunculated, round,
have a 10 year old shar-pei who has a pedunculated, round, glossy lesion that just developed inside his mouth on the inner part of the muzzle. Doesn't seem to bother him, but I'm nervous. … read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
3 satisfied customers
My shar pei is 5 years old and is acting very lethargic not
My shar pei is 5 years old and is acting very lethargic not a lot of energy opposed to last night.... were he was running all over the place..... nose is dry and he has no energy … read more
DocPaul
DocPaul
Doctoral Degree
714 satisfied customers
I have a shar pei 13weeks old and stared vomiting today we
I have a shar pei 13weeks old and stared vomiting today we think she has eaten a lot of rabbit poo can i give her anything … read more
DrSarah
DrSarah
Veterinarian
DVM
526 satisfied customers
My 7 week old Shar Pei has red spot on her neck do u know
My 7 week old Shar Pei has red spot on her neck do u know what would have caused it ? … read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
3 satisfied customers
I have an eleven year old male Chinese Shar-Pei. Here are
I have an eleven year old male Chinese Shar-Pei. Here are his symptoms: vomiting, diarrhea, stomach feels bloated, swollen hocks, red skin in groin area, swollen lymph nodes, drinking a lot, spine has… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
3 satisfied customers
I have a Shar pei. Last week I found a tick on her, she
I have a Shar pei. Last week I found a tick on her, she wouldn't let me remove it. She had dug at it and by the time I found it it was huge. Since she wouldn't let me remove it I thought I would just … read more
Dr. Joey
Dr. Joey
Veterinarian
Post-Doctoral Degree
1,710 satisfied customers
Hei,we have a 4 month shar pei,that woke up swollen in both
Hei,we have a 4 month shar pei,that woke up swollen in both eyes ,we showed him to veterinarian ,and he is in hospital,they checked liver and kidneys and all is fine,no fever either ,he urinates and e… read more
Dr. Rachel
Dr. Rachel
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
969 satisfied customers
I have a Shar Pei that had a cancer lump removed off his
I have a Shar Pei that had a cancer lump removed off his back but due to the amount of skin removed with the lump we are not able to keep the wound closed. We are on operation #2 with no success, the … read more
Dr Linda
Dr Linda
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
Doctoral Degree
1,565 satisfied customers
I have a Traditional Shar-pei who's 4 and a half years old.
I have a Traditional Shar-pei who's 4 and a half years old. Recently, he's had a few separate episodes of shaking. He's awake, he seems aware, and it only lasts a few seconds. It almost seems like me … read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
3 satisfied customers
My 3 year old shar pei has a snotty vaginal discharge and it
My 3 year old shar pei has a snotty vaginal discharge and it has a bad oder. It started right after she was in heat she stopped bleeding 5 weeks ago and has had this discharge sense. She has been to t… read more
Dr. Nicole
Dr. Nicole
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
876 satisfied customers
My 3 yr old shar pei stopped drinking water.... I've been
My 3 yr old shar pei stopped drinking water.... I've been putting 3 Tbsp of instant breakfast in a 16 oz bottle of water and she laps it up.... Is this bad for her?… read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
Veterinary Degree (BVMS)
3,479 satisfied customers
We have an approximately 10 year old Shar-pei/Shepherd mix.
We have an approximately 10 year old Shar-pei/Shepherd mix. He started not wanting to eat much just before Christmas. He also vomited the day before we took him to the vet. He was diagnosed with a low… read more
Scott Perry
Scott Perry
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
2,717 satisfied customers
My shar pei mixed dog has had a swollen back leg for almost
My shar pei mixed dog has had a swollen back leg for almost 2 months now. She also has sores on the leg that she licks and makes worse. I took her to the vet and they gave her prednisone and antibioti… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
3 satisfied customers
My son has a female Shar Pei who is incontinent for the past
My son has a female Shar Pei who is incontinent for the past two years. She does not aware that she is urinating, often lying in her own urine. Can you tell me what is the underlying problem and what … read more
Dr. Denise
Dr. Denise
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
532 satisfied customers
Our 7 year old lab/shar-pei mix has been drooling and
hi - our 7 year old lab/shar-pei mix has been drooling and panting more than usual and is a little more lethargic than usual. she is eating ok though … read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
3 satisfied customers
I have a Shar Pei, his temperature 103.6, he's lethargic,
I have a Shar Pei, his temperature 103.6, he's lethargic, and has bad gas. He is shaking. He has only ever really pooped once a day or maybe every other day. We just changed his food to Wellness 3 day… read more
Dr. Deb
Dr. Deb
Associate Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
568 satisfied customers
My shar pei was diagnosed with aggressive lymphoma in July.
My shar pei was diagnosed with aggressive lymphoma in July. The vet put him on prednisone and he has been on it for about a month. He has started panting and excessive drooling does that mean the lymp… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
3 satisfied customers
My nearly 3 year old Chinese Shar-Pei is limping with no
My nearly 3 year old Chinese Shar-Pei is limping with no apparent cause on his right front leg. He takes a daily nsaid and cholchecine to control fevers. … read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
3 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x