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Mucus in Stools

Mucus in Stools

Herbal remedies to help prevent digestive upset and mucus in stools passed by cats and dogs.

A healthy digestive tract is critical to overall health and well-being. The digestive health of an animal can impact not only the breakdown and absorption of nutrients, but can also have a significant impact on other body systems including the immune system, the liver, bone marrow and adrenals.

Digestive dysfunction can result in abdominal cramping and pain in animals. Like humans, abdominal discomfort may be caused by an accumulation of gas in the abdomen and can be extremely painful.  Dogs and cats of all ages and breeds may be affected by abdominal pain, although some breeds are likely at greater risk than others.

If your pet has mucus in their stools, this may be an indication of irritation in the stomach and large intestine. Dogs and cats are prone to digestive upsets which causes much discomfort.

Take your pet to the vet if this problem does not clear up after a few days. In the meantime give your furry friend’s stomach a rest by withholding food for 24 hours. Thereafter, feed him a bland diet which contains cooked rice with chicken or meat to soothe the stomach lining.

Gradually return him to a normal diet. However, if mucus in stools persists, your vet will take a stool sample and perform tests to check for viruses and bacteria.

Mucus in stools may occur as a result of a number of factors ranging from eating unusual things like rotten or spoilt food, garbage or road kill, overeating, food allergies, ingesting poisons and chemicals as sudden changes in diet. It may also be due to parasitic infections such as hookworm, whipworm, roundworm or tapeworm, diarrhea, colitis, parvo or corona virus.

Herbal Remedies:

Herbal remedies have been used for millennia to serve as a digestive tonic, to relieve a variety of digestive disorders and upsets, to reduce mucus in the stools and to soothe inflamed mucous membranes, to reduce stomach bloat and to promote digestive, gastrointestinal and skin system health in cats & dogs.

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There are certain things that you can do to prevent mucus in stools in your pet and these include:

Feed your pet high quality, commercial pet food or a well balanced all natural diet that contains all the essential vitamins, minerals and nutrients

If your pet has loose stools, give his stomach a rest by withholding food for at least 24 hours and water for 12 hours – ( unless the weather is very hot – then give small amounts of water often) this will help to ease an irritated stomach

After your pet’s fast, feed him a bland diet of cooked rice with skinless chicken and follow with a small amount of plain yogurt which contains natural bacterial cultures and soothes the bowel

Try not to make any sudden changes to your pet’s diet – introduce new foods gradually by adding it to old food – it take about 3 – 5 days to change the diet

Ensure that your pet is de-wormed regularly

Keep your pet away from spoilt food and garbage cans

Make sure that your pet’s vaccinations are updated

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Conventional Remedies:

Depending on the cause of the problem, certain medications and a special diet will be administered. Vital changes to your pet’s diet and lifestyle such as feeding him a healthy, well balanced diet and regular exercise can make a significant difference to the overall health of your dog or cat.

 

 

 

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