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My name is ***** ***** Our 7 yr old bichon poop have been

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My name is ***** ***** Our 7 yr old bichon poop have been smaller and fewer the
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: Than usual the last 2 days. His activity is normal he's drinking enough water
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Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 7 months ago.

I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. It's reasonable to assume that your Bichon is eating less if less is coming out the other end. Is that what you're seeing? If not, he may be suffering a transient lack of gastrointestinal motility which can be normal or suggest primary GI distress or a systemic disorder that is affecting his GI tract. If he's otherwise normal, I would continue to "watchful wait" and see if additional symptoms arise. I don't see the need for his vet to attend to him at this time; I would expect his vet to give you the same advice rather than perform diagnostics in the form of blood and urine tests and/or X-rays or ultrasound of your dog's GI tract.

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