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Old 10-02-2016, 09:12 PM
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Default Thick yellow mucous in stool/also CIRCO virus

My poor Finn has had bouts of thick yellow mucous in his stool since I brought him home from the breeder at age 12 weeks. He's 8 months now. The episodes occur anywhere from every 4 days to every 14 days. Sometimes he has diarrhea with the mucous, sometimes perfectly formed stool. Countless vet visits, several kinds of antibiotics, pro pectalin gel, blood work, and more food changes than I can count per vet's instructions. Vet also did an expanded stool panel that tested for dozens of diseases and conditions. Everything came back normal except for one thing...positive for CIRCO VIRUS. My vet talked with an internist, and they agreed that CIRCO is probably not the cause of this problem. Also, he hasn't been acutely sick with CIRCO symptoms, so they think the virus will run it's course and he won't have any problems from that. Nothing has solved the mucous problem so far, and I'm freaking out a bit about CIRCO. Any advice on either issue? I'm inclined to take him to a specialist, but would love your input. He's a happy little guy all the time, except when he needs to pass the mucous. Then he's fine again! Thanks in advance!
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Old 10-02-2016, 10:27 PM
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Never heard of this virus. Is it something that the internist thought was circumstantial? In other words it doesn't mean anything? I would get him back to a diet that you can afford, and he likes. The best might be a raw based diet. Stella and Chewies, ZiwiPeak, and other premade diets. Do not keep changing diets. This dog may just grow out of this? He is young. I assume you have tested for giardia and coccidia? They sometimes hide and are not easily found.
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Old 10-02-2016, 11:50 PM
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Never heard of this virus. Is it something that the internist thought was circumstantial? In other words it doesn't mean anything? I would get him back to a diet that you can afford, and he likes. The best might be a raw based diet. Stella and Chewies, ZiwiPeak, and other premade diets. Do not keep changing diets. This dog may just grow out of this? He is young. I assume you have tested for giardia and coccidia? They sometimes hide and are not easily found.
Yes, he was tested for these. Negative. He was just changed to a kangaroo food that the internist suggested to my vet, so I'll see how he does on that. He loves it! The internist does think the CIRCO virus is inconsequential, but it's a scary one. I'll post some info on it, but even my vet said she doesn't know a lot about it because it just appeared in dogs in 2012.
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Old 10-02-2016, 11:53 PM
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Here's a link to CIRCO virus for anyone wanting to learn about it:

https://www.avma.org/KB/Resources/Pa...Questions.aspx
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If he is eating the kangaroo, then I'd keep him on that for a good deal of time. Like 6 months. He may 'shed' the virus by himself during that time. Some puppies come with stuff like this virus, and as their immune system gets going, they can take care of it themselves. As long as he doesn't act sick, I think you can wait it out.
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Thanks for your advice Susan! Will definitely try your suggestion!
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Old 10-04-2016, 02:34 AM
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No problem. Glad to help. Keep us posted please. Some people kind of leave us 'hanging' and we wonder what happened!
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Will do 🐶
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