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My bischon/poodle male 8 year old had intervertebral surgery

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Customer: my bischon/poodle male 8...
Customer: my bischon/poodle male 8 year old had intervertebral surgery on Friday
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Customer: night, Dec 27. He was discharged Dec 30, I have him at home, He eats a little chicken and drinks a little water. The nurse
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Customer: at the clinic said he urinated
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
he is not urinating. hasn't since saturday. I meant Nov not Dec. Should I take him back to the
doctor or is this ok that he isn't
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Dog Veterinarian: Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian replied 2 years ago
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Hello,

I am sorry to hear that your dog had surgery. My name is Rebecca. I am a veterinarian and I answer questions for Just Answer.

It is a good sign that he will eat and drink, but if he has not urinated at all since Saturday, I am very concerned. If I was the surgeon that operated on him, I would want to know this. I would definitely call them to let them know or better yet, take him in to be checked. If the nerves to his bladder are not working, he may need to have his bladder emptied by catheter or by putting pressure on his abdomen to express it.

Is he taking antibiotics? Retaining urine can lead to a bladder infection.

Let me know what else I can help with or answer, and how he is doing. Rebecca

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
pain pills only
Dog Veterinarian: Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian replied 2 years ago

I would definitely get him checked, to see if his bladder is enlarged and have it emptied if it is. They could do a test on the urine to see if there is any infection, and could show you how to empty his bladder if he is retaining urine.

Is he walking, using his legs normally?

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Dog Veterinarian: Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian replied 2 years ago
Hi,
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?
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