Pug having problems with her digestive tract

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I have a pug who is currently having problems with her digestive tract. Her bowel movements are getting softer plus there is a large amount of mucus in the bowel movement. What could the possible cause be?

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Asked on September 15, 2015 11:36 am


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Mucus is an indication of irritation in the bowel. This may be a transient problem from something your dog ate that caused bowel irritation, or the beginning of something more serious. If the dog is feeling well otherwise and still has a good appetite; try feeding a soft bland diet for three days.

This would include baby food, boiled hamburger or chicken mixed with cooked rice or potatoes. If it is a transient problem the mucus will probably go away, and you may then transition back to regular food. We suggest a diet with a unique protein and carbohydrate source as a matter of course.

Our food has a base of bison and brown rice. If the dog is ill and has a poor appetite you should immediately pursue other diagnosis. The rule outs would include food allergies, inflammatory bowel disease, and bowel tumors. Laboratory work and radiographs would be required.

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Posted by Dr. Gaylord Brown
Answered on September 15, 2015 11:39 am