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my dog hasnt pooped in over 24 hours. the last time she pooped

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my dog hasnt pooped in over 24 hours. the last time she pooped was sunday and it is now monday night. she eats and drinks regularly. she is some what active, she plays when we play with her. when i press or squeeze on her stomach she doesnt cry or moan. im just worried that she may have an intestinal blockage. when should i take her to the vet, or am i worrying too much? thank you
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  DrT replied 8 years ago.
Good morning -
Dogs do occassionally have some irregularity with their bowel movements. Signs of an obstruction are usually more severe -
vomiting and /or diarrhea and decreased appetite. It doesn't sound like she is obstructed. You can try a gentle laxative such as
canned pumpkin - about a teaspoon per 10 lbs of body weight.
(ie. give 3 teaspoons to a 30 lb dog) once a day for a few days.
If by Wednesday she hasn't had a bowel movement, consider taking her to your vet.
Good luck!
Dr. T