Originally Posted by wozee
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.