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Experience:  DVM, Emergency Veterinarian, BS (Physiology)
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My 8 year old Bichon Frise was put on 5 ml 2x day partial paralysis

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My 8 year old Bichon Frise was put on 5 ml 2x day partial paralysis can't raise tail. His sides as not as tight he is eating and drinking nut ni pooping since Thursday morning and tail us still not yo
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 1 year ago.
Hello. Thanks for the question. What medication is he on?What is his main problem now? Not defecating?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Not defacating
Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 1 year ago.
What is he on?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I've told you 3 times 5ml prednisone 2x day
Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 1 year ago.
That didn't come through on my end. I'm not sure what happened. In regards ***** ***** bowel movements, it's pretty common to see some degree of holding it and constipation with spinal injuries. They do not have the same nerve function to the bowel, so they can go multiple days between bowel movements. I'll usually try to offset this by putting them on a laxative. You can pick up some Laxatone from a pet store. It's typically used in cats for hairballs, but it can also be used in dogs. An alternative would be Miralax- 1/2 teaspoon 1-3 times daily, as needed. With laxatone, you just give a small amount out of the tube (~ 1/2 inch) 1-2 times daily. I hope this helps, let me know if you have any other questions.