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My 5 year old dobbie has flat stool no blood not runny just

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My 5 year old dobbie has flat stool no blood not runny just flat not ribbon like, more like ovel and eats like a pig and has lots of energy ?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  CriticalCareVet replied 6 years ago.
Welcome to JustAnswer! I am a licensed veterinarian and would be glad to help!

Is he neutered?

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Customer: replied 6 years ago.
yes
Expert:  CriticalCareVet replied 6 years ago.
With the flat stools - my concern would be some degree of pressure / blockage changing the shape of the stool before it leaves the rectum.

In male dogs, BPH or Prostate enlargement is something we must consider.

Other possible causes include prostate infection (prostatitis) or a mass / growth unrelated to the prostate.

The recommendation would be to have first an examination including rectal examination to see / feel if there is anything obstructive or compressive there. Following an ultrasound may be performed looking at the prostate to see the appearance and help determine the possible underlying causes.

I hope this is helpful!
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The above is given for information only. Although I am a licensed veterinarian, I cannot legally prescribe medicines or diagnose your pet's condition without performing a physical exam. If you have concerns about your pet I would highly advise contacting your regular veterinarian.