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Welcome to Justanswer! I am Dr. Altman and happy to assist you both today!I am so sorry you both have been through so much the past few days.It is normal for a dog to not defecate several days after surgery. The day of or immediately after surgery they defecate what was already in their colon but the combination of no food x 12+ hours, the opioids which slow the gut, and reduced activity can increase gi stagnancy and as long as there is no vomiting and eating well giving it another 24 hours is advisedYou can encourage defecation by adding water to small more frequent meals along with fiber such as white rice and if there is no defecation by tomorrow afternoon please consult your veterinarian.I hope this information helps, I do caution owners this is a normal phenomenon postoperatively but do understand your concerns this evening
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