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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 44 years of experience
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She cant go to the bathroom, they say she isnt constipated

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she cant go to the bathroom, they say she isnt constipated but her pushing muscles arent responding to push out her stool
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: taylor, shes 10
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Taylor?
Customer: they did xrays and found no blockage, they say that her pushing muscles arent responding
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Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 4 months ago.

I'm sorry to hear this about Taylor. Please confirm that she's retaining feces (which is a form of constipation) and X-rays found no blockage and no evidence of megacolon - a ballooning out of the colon and rectum seen when the musculature in that part of the large bowel becomes ineffective. Is there any other evidence of a myelopathy (spinal cord disorder) such as ataxia ("drunken sailor") or urinary incontinence?

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 4 months ago.

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

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