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Is he straining to defecate without production or simply not trying at this point since this morning?
After a bout of diarrhea, it is very normal for a puppy or dog to not defecate for 24-48 hours as they have been hyper motile for a period of time and the body is going to slow down and metabolize the food so this needs to play "catch up" with the digestive tractIf he is not straining this is actually a good sign, I suspect sometime tomorrow he will have a bowel movement. Now that he is 4 months old I would try two to three times daily leash walks for 15 + minutes to help encourage gi motility in this situation but it is very normal to not have a bowel movement in 12 hours after resolution of diarrhea
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