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Hi there! This is Dr. Britt. I'm an emergency veterinarian. Please give me a few minutes to type my response. Thank you!
Castor oil rubbed on his abdomen won't hurt him, but it won't help him either. Did either the emergency vet or your regular veterinarian prescribe you a laxative? also are you sure he has urinated in the past 24 hours?
Hi yes. I am just typing a response.
Is the pain medication Buprenex or buprenorphine? It usually comes in a small syringe and is a tiny amount you give by mouth.
Hi there- I'm so sorry, I had a sudden personal emergency
I asked what the medication was because buprenorphine is an opiate medication, which can slow the gastrointestinal tract and lead to further constipation and so I do no recommend administering this medication if it was sent home. Does he seem to be in pain?
Also, I apologize if there is an auto message asking you to call. I do not need to talk on the phone, I'm happy to assist you via texting.
Have you been giving the miralax?
Again, I'm truly sorry for not responding immediately in our conversation. I am a real person working from home and had to attend to something immediately. I would like to continue to help if you would like.
I'm going to opt out because I feel I've lost your trust, however my advice would be to stop any pain medication, including Metacam, since that can slow the GI tract and worsen constipation, and to give 2-3ml of Miralax 3 times daily until stools are normal. Also, both your vet and the ER should be reachable for additional advice at no cost to you since they have already seen your baby. Good luck and I hope he feels better!