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Have an orphaned puppy about almost 5 weeks old and has

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have an orphaned puppy about almost 5 weeks old and has straining in bowel movements and when I touch its anal part there was a small large ball underneath the tail
JA: Is the dog in any pain? Is it behaving differently?
Customer: how do I soften the ball of dried poop the dog is straining to poop and when I touch it , it started to whine
JA: The veterinarian will know how to help the dog.
Customer: no vets available
JA: Have there been any changes in the dog's appearance or diet?
Customer: mother died and may have given it table food, IDK
JA: Is there anything else you think the vet should know?
Customer: going to try and give it pumpkin food or watered down multi grain baby food?
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 10 months ago.

Hello, JACustomer. I have been a Veterinary Nurse for over 15 years and would be happy to help you today. I'm reviewing your question right now.

Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 10 months ago.

Can you please attach a picture of this ball?
Any blood?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
no blood and the ball is located near the tail and the puppy seemed to have past some stool but the hard ball is still there. I will take a picture as soon as I go home from work and be back tomorrow.
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 10 months ago.

I'll keep an eye out for the picture.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Thanks for your help but the puppy was constipated and was slowly pushing it out and the puppy is well again :)