Last couple of weeks I noticed Sophie has been having some very stinky poos, chasing her tail,and has been very gassy. When I noticed the stinkiness and tail chasing, I wormed her (I think it was a week or so ago?) She had been boarded two weeks ago & I thought perhaps she picked up something at the kennel. Last night she was still chasing her tail all over, and this morning she has a little bit of blood and a whole lot of mucous in her poo (which she did on the floor-she has been basically housetrained but the last two days has pooed on the floor 3 times-last few weeks she has been leaving little "squirters" a couple times a week on the floor, also unusual as she had not messed in over a month. Thought maybe they were just greasy farts and didn't think much of it, now I think perhaps it is related) I will take her to the vet tomorrow as obviously it is something worming her myself isn't addressing, but am wondering if anyone has experienced something similar? I am thinking it could be coccidia or giardia-but the tail chasing makes me still think worms-could they also cause all those symptoms and not be responding to the wormer I used? Just to pre-answer your queries-no, she is not on a new food, has been on Canidae for about 3-4 months now. She was a puppy mill rescue and we have had her since November-and oh yeah, Sophie is a 6 year old Pug. She has all her vaccinations and is spayed. Last trip to the vet was in December and she had a fecal exam then and all appeared well. No weight loss, she is energetic and happy as usual, does not seem to be feeling poorly. So, your thoughts? BTW-I tried posting this earlier and it wouldn't go, so if the post shows up several times, please dont yell at me, it wasn't on purpose! ;)
Do they chase their tail with coccidia and giardia too though? I always thought that was specific to worms... Giardia I have heard doesn't always show up ina fecal, so I spose she could have had it in December and it just didn't show. Not sure about coccidia.
stools aren't loose for the most part-the little slimy squirters on the carpet are the only thing diarhea-like. She had her anal glands done in December, and again in March when she was spayed. Could they be full already?
If you had her boarded a couple of weeks ago, it would be right now that your dog would display signs of Giardiasis. The fact that you have her anal glands espressed as much as you do, might be a factor too, she may be straining to go, and hence the blood and mucous. The stinky greasy poo is more like Giardia though; your vet visit will tell the tale. Good luck.
Sorry it took em so long to get back-interestingly enough, none of the above were the cause-she tested negative for everything. Vet thinks it is stress related due to all the thunderstorms we ahve been having. Says it can actually cause a bacterial infection in the gut to develop, and so has her on an antibiotic. So, we shall see if that takes care of it...