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Is the pup eating dogfood as well as nursing?
Have you checked the puppies rectum to make sure there's nothing crusted there?
Thanks for the additional information. I really appreciate it.
For tonight, you could try a little canned pumpkin...not pumpkin pie filling, just plain canned pumpkin. You could give her a couple tablespoons.
The fiber in there should get things moving in the right direction. However, if she still hasn't defecated normally by morning, then you should absolutely give your vet a call and have them take a peek at her before the long weekend sets in.
I hope this helps.
What breed of dog is she?
Is there any chance she could have gotten into anything unusual?
Can you pinpoint what triggers the aggression?
It's unlikely that the blow to the head has anything to do with the constipation...however, it could have something to do with the aggression you're seeing now.
Sometimes if the head gets hit hard enough, it can cause swelling in the brain, which can change the personality of the dog. And unfortunately, often that is a change to the aggressive like you're seeing in your dog.
Since she got hit 2 days ago, and is still showing signs of a problem, I absolutely think having her seen by a vet is the best thing to do. If this is a head injury causing this behavior, they'll be able to get her on some medication to help with the swelling and get her back to normal.
I understand that you're 12 hours from a vet, but since she is so young and is acting so aggressive, I think it's worth a drive in to see what is going on in her head.
I'll go ahead and opt out maybe someone else has some answers.