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My dog is acting lethargic and can't poop. we took m to a

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my dog is acting lethargic and can't poop. we took him to a vet and they said upset stomach. he is not drinking much and not eat hardly at all. he has tried to poop but can't. what might be wrong with him?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 2 years ago.
Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you with your wee one today.
How long has Tater had these signs?
When did he last pass feces?
Did your vet note any constipation when they felt his abdomen?
Did they xray at all?
What was given by injection?
Did they send home anything else but antibiotics?
Is he passing anything when he strains (ie mucus, blood)?
Are his gums nice and pink (not white/pale)? Moist or sticky?
If you press on his belly, does he have any tensing, tenderness, discomfort, or pain?
Could he have eaten anything he should not have (ie bones, stones, socks, toys, plants, chemicals, human meds, etc)?