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I think my 5 year old chihuahua has diverticulitis. He had

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I think my 5 year old chihuahua has diverticulitis. He had dried stool about a month ago and the vet was able to get to pass with meds.... he's gotten worse again.
What can I do?
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Kelly Hill replied 9 months ago.

Hi this is Dr. Hill. Please give me a moment to type my full response. Thank you.

Expert:  Kelly Hill replied 9 months ago.

I need to ask a few questions. Is Clark eating and drinking normally? Is he straining to have a bowel movment? Is he currently on any medications? Lets start there.

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
he is straining a lot. He strains to poop and pee. He's loosing weight and the last two days he quit eating . No meds.
Expert:  Kelly Hill replied 9 months ago.

So if he is not eating, then he will not be making much stool. My biggest concern is that he is straining to urinate. Even a dehydrated dog will urinate at least a couple of times a day, it will just be concentrated. I worry that he may have a urinary tract obstruction of infection that is causing an obstruction or significant pain. He needs to be seen by a veterinarian as soon as possible. unfortunately, there is not much you can do at home with this history.

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