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My Shih Tzu has been having soft stool with mucus for the…

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My Shih Tzu has...

My Shih Tzu has been having soft stool with mucus for the last week or so.

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. What is the dog's name and age?

Nancy, 2 years old

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

No. She was treated or giardia when I got her in September and has had some stomach issues on and off since then.

Submitted: 4 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 4 months ago
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Dog Veterinarian: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 4 months ago

Have there been any changes to the diet? New food, including a change of flavors or protein source within the same brand? New treats? Bones? Has any human food been fed? Torn up toys or trash? Stressful changes to the environment? Addition of medication?

Any vomiting?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
No vomiting and she still has an appetite. I have been giving her just chicken and rice for a few days, slowly bringing her dry food back. She only eats bully sticks as a bone source. No trash or toys that I'm aware of.
Dog Veterinarian: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 4 months ago

Bully sticks should only be protein, they're made from a bull penis. Can you link me to the product you're giving?

Were there any changes to her diet before the mucous in the stool began?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I no longer have the package from the bully sticks I purchased at my local grocery store. No changes in her diet. Her stomach issues have been on and off since I got her--could she have an allergy to the dry food? It seems after a few days of just rice and chicken she gets better than as she eats more hard food it gets soft again. Yesterday her stool was fine, but this morning she has diarrhea again with a lot of mucus.
Dog Veterinarian: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 4 months ago

She could have an allergy to her dry food, but she may also be having recurrent issues with giardia, as well. I do think it would be wise to have some additional diagnostics performed. At very least, a fecal analysis and test for giardia would be wise. It may also be worthwhile to put her on a sensitive stomach diet such as Hill's I/D, W/D or similar for a few months until her GI symptoms have settled, then work on moving her to a different commercial food.

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Dog Veterinarian: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 4 months ago

Checking in, JACustomer. How is Nancy doing today?

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Dog Veterinarian: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 4 months ago
Hi,

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

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