The pet has a significant amount of mucus, a smooth, thick substance, in the stool. A small amount of mucus in your pet's stools is perfectly normal. Mucus is needed by the intestines to help keep the colon's lining lubricated. However, an excessive amount of mucus in the stool can be a sign of illness. When dogs or cats produce too much mucus in the stool, it can be a symptom of such conditions as dietary deficiencies, intestinal parasites, stress, salmonella poisoning, rectoanal polyps and dyschezia.
When adding a dog or cat to your family you want to make sure your pet is happy, healthy and protected. During its lifetime your pet is exposed to many illnesses and diseases and some breeds are affected by a congenital disease which is a condition existing at birth. At these moments when your pet is ill or maybe needs surgery, you want to be protected for the unexpected and high veterinarian costs.