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My name is***** and I am sorry to hear that Bruza is sick. Were you able to take his temperature via rectum? This is the only accurate way to determine a dog's body temperature. The normal for a dog is 100.5 to 102.5 degrees.
When you say that he had impacted feces, was it collected on the surface of the skin or stuck inside the rectum?
Does he now have a rash on the skin around the anus? For that I would recommend applying a triple antibiotic ointment to the irritated, shaved skin. This will minimize infection which will help the skin to heal quickly.
I would not recommend giving him the Nitrofurantoin. We very rarely use that antibiotic on dogs and it is minimally useful. There are other antibiotics that are much more effective for dogs.
I hope this answer helps you. Feel free to contact me if you have any further questions.
Kansas State University
College of Veterinary Medicine Class of 2001
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