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Dr. Louis Gotthelf
Dr. Louis Gotthelf, Veterinarian
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Experience:  35 years as a small animal veterinarian in a clinical practice and a skin and ear clinic
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my dog is not pooping, how long should i wait.

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my dog is not pooping, how long should i wait.
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  replied 5 years ago.

Dr. Louis Gotthelf :

Just because a dog does not poop that does not mean that anything is wrong. If there is a tense, tight belly, or a large amount of gas being produced, that might be something to worry about.

Dr. Louis Gotthelf :

How long has he been getting the pumpkin?

Customer :

he been getting the pumpkin 2 deys.

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Expert:  Dr. Louis Gotthelf replied 5 years ago.
It is going to take a few days of pumpkin for it to get through the bowels. Pumpkin just bulks up the stool so it is softer and easier to pass. If he hasn't had a bowel movement in 3 days, then he may need an enema.