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1- How is Emma doing, did she have a bowel movement?
2- Is she eating and drinking?
3- Is she trying to go?
It sounds like she may be constipated, this is what you can try:
1- Get her to drink more by offering low sodium chicken broth.
2- Add 1-2 teaspoon of canned pumpkin to her food.
3- As a stool softener you can give 1/2 teaspoon of Miralax every 24 hours or Mineral oil 1 to 2 teaspoon every 12 hours. You can find these over the counter in any pharmacy.
4- You can also give milk as a stool softener; normally it causes diarrhea but in cases of constipation will act as a stool softener.
5- If she does not have a bowel movement within 12 hours of doing the above, I would have her checked by family veterinarian.Please do not forget to rate my answer - I hope you found it to be excellent. If there’s more I can do, please use the reply tab and let me know. It’s my goal to provide you with excellent service." Thank you for your business and I hope to work with you again soon!Dr. Peter