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The pooping issue is likely from decreased nerve function to the back end from the back problem, and it may or may not get better with time. Try not to get mad at him because he has no control over it (not that you would!). His separation anxiety can be treated with a DAP collar (Adaptil brand) from a pet store... it can calm and soothe dogs and make them feel less stressed. If that doesn't work, have your vet prescribe Xanax and give that a try.
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