|Barked: Tue Dec 27, '11 12:24pm PST |
|Mucus is indicative of intestinal irritation. If you trace down far enough, there are different shades and consistencies for different types of irritation, but honestly I'm not familiar with them nor do I have any interest in becoming so.
Offhand, I would guess her digestive tract is still weak from the giardia. It's a nasty parasite and untreated it will cause serious, permanent damage so it's not surprising that there would be some residual irritation. Try feeding extra fiber for a week or two. 100% canned pumpkin is the usual go-to for this, but yams, squash, lentils, really any pureed veggie will work. It helps them just like it does people - the difference is people need a lot more of it on a permanent basis. If the problem persists through the fiber, or if it starts up again as soon as you stop, you'll need to investigate further.
My second thought was that if her poops are really compact and covered in mucus, she may be getting too much bone.
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