Causes and treatment of mucus in dog stool


In recent times, as the dogs are becoming as one among the members of each and every family all around the world, it’s certainly be more stressful and painful for every dog owners to see any abnormality in their pet dogs. Obviously, a small amount of mucus in dog’s stool is normal, whereas, if this abnormality keeps on continuing then you could get a clear view that your pet is in an abnormal condition. This crucial moment makes you think more that, why the mucus continuously being formed in your dog’s stool? And until you find out the actual reason and proper solution, the problem will certainly not get vanished away.

The reason for cause of mucus in dog stool

  • Stomach upset by eating junk food.
  • Colitis.
  • Internal parasites such as roundworm and hookworm.
  • Bacterial infection.
  • Allergies.
  • Symptoms of cancer.
  • Foreign body in the intestine.

Unfortunately, mucus in the stool does not tell exact problem that your pet has. In this case, if you want to know the condition of your pet, then collect a fresh stool sample and your dog to the vet. If your dog suffers from appetite, lethargic and won’t take water regularly, do not wait to collect the sample. After observing these symptoms from your pet, immediately get your dog to the vet.

Diagnosing mucus in dogs stool

Due to many problems, diagnosing the cause for mucus in dogs’ stool will not be easy for us. Only a vet can give a proper treatment to cure mucus in dogs. Initially, as the first needed step, they will thoroughly examine physically, and they try to locate if there is any symptoms being found anywhere on the dog’s body. Simultaneously, the vet checks the dogs if they suffer from any general sickness or not. Once the physical exam is over, diagnosing will largely consist of eliminating the possibility of causes. This check up will give the solution, why your dog has mucus in their stool. Mucus in dogs is a common problem, so the vet will start by asking about what your dog has eaten over the past day. If nothing abnormal is determined, then they will move on to the actual test to find the reason for mucus.

Test that was taken for your pet if it has mucus in their stool

blood test

A fecal flotation: Affected dog stool sample is taken for testing, to find if there is any intestine parasite is living within your dog intestine track. If no parasites are seen in the intestine, then they focus on to find whether any tiny microscopic eggs are presents or not. This can be observed under a microscope by a vet.

Radiographs: This test will allow the vet to examine, whether the affected pet has any intestinal problem. If any such problem is there, then the vet uses colonoscopy and ultrasound treatment to eradicate the colon present in the intestinal track of your pet.

Blood test: It is a common test taken for number of reasons such as allergies, cancer, and infection. This test will also determine why there is mucus in the stool.

Lab test: It is used to find whether the infection is caused due to virally or bacterially.

X-ray: X-ray can be taken for number of reason, to find tumors and as well as to find the entry of foreign agents inside the body.

Treatment for mucus in dogs


Providing same kind of treatment for mucus in stool is definitely not a common thing, because there are so many different causes that are responsible for producing mucus.

Medication: Parasites were found to be the cause of the mucus in virally or bacterially, and so they need medication very immediately.

Hospitalization: Only a Bacterial or viral infection causes mucus, but sometimes it leads to the severe case even life-threatening. So, keeping our dogs under vet guidance for a couple of days will show some improvement in their health. And giving them IV (Intravenous) fluids therapy would help to prevent them from malnutrition and dehydration. And at early stage, antibiotics are enough to prevent from mucus.

Surgery: If a dog has mucus due to a tumor, then the vet will likely want to perform a biosy. Then prefer this biosy to cure the affected pets.

Change in diet: Mucus can also control by taking or maintaining a proper diet. This treatment is simple, when compared to other treatment and it is the best way to cure the affected pets.

First time if you are finding mucus in your dog stool don’t get nervous. If you saw this continuously then it is important to call your vet immediately, to cure your pets.

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