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Old 01-14-2009, 05:19 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Clear gel-like poop

We just took Ike to the park and he tried to poop and all that came out was this sort of clear/brown gel type substance. He tried a couple of times again and the same stuff came out. He didn't care - he ran around and chased his ball. I felt his tummy and can't feel any lumps and it doesn't hurt when i press him.
Any ideas?? He is a bit of a garbage eater - he will eat anything he gets his hands on so i'm hoping it's just that. Any thoughts? Has this happened to any of your darlings?
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Old 01-14-2009, 05:31 AM   #2 (permalink)
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We just took Ike to the park and he tried to poop and all that came out was this sort of clear/brown gel type substance. He tried a couple of times again and the same stuff came out. He didn't care - he ran around and chased his ball. I felt his tummy and can't feel any lumps and it doesn't hurt when i press him.
Any ideas?? He is a bit of a garbage eater - he will eat anything he gets his hands on so i'm hoping it's just that. Any thoughts? Has this happened to any of your darlings?
It could be that he ate something that irritated/inflamed the lining of his intestines and what you are seeing is the resulting mucus. When my guys get this "slimey poo" I put two capsules of Slippery Elm on their food two or three times in a row. You can get it at a health food store. It's soothing to the lining of the intestines and helps reduce inflamation. Usually clears it right up.

They can't tell me they feel better, but I know that when *I* take it, it certainly makes *ME* feel better. Ha!

Of course, if he goes off his feed or starts vomiting I'd be worried about a blockage and get him into the vet ASAP.

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Old 01-14-2009, 05:31 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I would take him to the vet and get him checked. The clearish gel poops usually occur when the intestinal tract is stressed but please call your vet or get him checked to be safe.
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My girl did this after taking Heartgard that did not agree wih her. She pooped like that several times & acted like she had an upset tummy. I was terrified. But she was eating & drinking, so I just kept a close eye on her and fed her some canned pumpkin. That helped. Later I gave her some Pepto & by mid afternon she was back to normal.
If she had acted really down & out we'd have gotten to the vet immediately.
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I agree with the Intestinal Upset/Stress statements all ready provided.

If seriously worried, I'd take him to the Vet.

Otherwise, withhold all food for 24 hours to allow the tract to settle. Water is fine. Then start him out on rice and a little kibble and see how he tolerates it. If he blows this, absolutely get him to the Vet.
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