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I have an 8 year old Shepard mix named who weighs almost 60

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Hello,
I have an 8 year old Shepard mix named Roy who weighs almost 60 lbs. Very happy dog until Tuesday morning he starts moping around looking as if he's depressed, not even a tennis ball (which he wont give up for anything) would snap him out of this strange mood. Stopped eating and drinking and took him to a vet Wednesday. They injected antibiotics for an infection found in blood work which seemed to help, his mood is back and he is slowly eating and drinking more. Only thing that still concerns me is he can't poop. He'll try and sometimes nothing happenes or after a minute or so very little almost liquidity bm with yellowish trace. I'm wondering if this is something that will pass or if it is urgent or maybe a home remedy will help. Any suggestions?? Thanks for reading. Appreciate any help and so would Roy! :)
FYI he had a large amount of lunch meat which he shouldn't have on Sunday night not sure if it was expired or not. (Might not be a factor just thought I'd add this) thanks again
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Deb replied 2 years ago.

Hello, I'm Dr. Deb and will do my best to help you today.

I'm glad that Roy is feeling better than he was but sorry that his behavior is still worrying you.

I do have a few additional questions to ask first, if you don't mind:

1. Did he have diarrhea when he wasn't feeling well on Tuesday?

2. Does he have looser stools now?

3. He's not vomiting, correct?

There may be a slight delay after I receive your answers since I have to type up a response to you. Thanks for your patience. Deb