Q. I recently moved and I have been noticing that my male dog who of three has been having solid poop but it has a mucus cover around it. Why is that?
A. The mucus may be due to stress. This in turn can be a result of the recent move. Offer him a bland, easily digestible diet such as boiled chicken (skinless and boneless) mixed with plain white rice. Feed in small, frequent amounts until the stool is normal then transition slowly to the regular diet. A teaspoon of plain canned pumpkin (NOT pie filling) may also help. If he seems stressed or is feeling anxiety, calming pheromone collars or sprays may be effective in putting him more at ease. Search www.pet360.com for options.