My female puppy started having clear mucous bowels this morning,and it concerned me. Is this normal, and should I definitely be concerned? She is 8 weeks old. I can hear her bowels and know exactly when she needs to go out to potty.
If there is anything I can do for her immediately, short of taking her to the vet, I would be most appreciative.
Thanks in advance.
Thank you for your inquiry to Holistic Pet Info. There are a few crucial questions since your puppy is so young.
- Has she had her first vaccinations? Parvo is very contagious and deadly and is first usually seen as diarrhea and lethargy.
- Has she been dewormed? Intestinal parasites can often cause bowel changes as well as increased intestinal sounds.
- Have you changed her food or treats recently? Puppies can dehydrate very easily and food changes will commonly result in a change in stool consistency.
Since your puppy is so young I would recommend at this time to take her to her vet. They often can’t tolerate intestinal issues without becoming very sick, very quickly. Best of luck.
Colleen Smith DVM, CVA