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My 3.5 tea cup 17+ year old poodle refuses to eat anything

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My 3.5 tea cup 17+ year old poodle refuses to eat anything meat - low sodium sliced ham and beef- usually ground. She has been be standing around most of the day in a listless state and complaining from time to time. No food and almost no water. I pretty sure she is constipated. There is no evidence of loose bowels. I has let out a 1.5 inch of poop earlier this evening. A short time ago she stood in a pooping position whimpering some and finally let quite a bit of gas. (1) Can I put a small piece of an adult glycerin stick in her rectum to relieve her? (2) After about 18 hours of knowing something is wrong, has this become an emergency situation? (3) Do you have another suggestion?
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 10 months ago.

Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you today. I do apologize that your question was not answered before. Different experts come online at various times; I just came online, read about your wee one’s situation, and wanted to help.

Again I do apologize that my colleagues could not aid you sooner, but can you tell me:

Any retching, gagging, lip licking or vomiting?

Are her gums pink or pale/white? Moist or sticky?

If you press on her belly, does she have any discomfort, tenderness, or tensing?

Could she have eaten something she should not have (ie bones, toys, plants, chemicals, etc)?

Has she passed any more stool?