Mucus in Dog Poop: Common Causes and Treatments

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Severity:

Mild to severe depending on the symptoms.

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Key points

  • Small amounts of mucus may be seen from time to time in healthy dogs
  • Large amounts of mucus indicate colitis, which can be caused by a number of underlying issues
  • Treatment varies depending on the cause of your dog’s issues
  • See your veterinarian if your dog seems unwell, especially with symptoms like vomiting, lethargy, or abdominal pain

Common in

Symptoms & types

Mucus in dog poop is normal in low levels to help lubricate it along the digestive tract.

Understanding the diagnostics

You must see a veterinarian if you are worried about your dog, or if the mucus in their stools doesn’t resolve after a day or two.

Learning about the causes

Parasites

Dietary indiscretion

Infections

Inflammatory bowel disease

Stress

Cancer

If your pet is bright and happy and not showing any other signs of ill health then you could try feeding some bland food for a couple of days.

Best treatment options

Home remedies & their effectiveness

When to see a vet

FAQ

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