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German shepherd 11 year old male, He s on Rimadyl daily for…

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German shepherd 11 year old male, He s on Rimadyl daily for his hips. However, lately he can't seem to control his bowel movements. He s been house broke since he was a puppy, so I know it's not that. But he's really staring to struggle with walking. But the poop, just happens and he almost seems as shocked as I am when it happens..any suggestions?

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'm sorry to hear that. Have you looked to see if there is a wound on their foot?

No wounds anywhere

Veterinarian's Assistant: What is the dog's name?

Duke

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Duke?

No, just the hips and taking Rimadyl for them

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Scott Perry
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Hello. My name is***** and I am a veterinarian that can answer your question. I understand Duke has had a few episodes of losing control of defecation. Are these episodes happening when he is laying down?

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Fecal incontinence commonly occurs with arthritis in the hips and lumbar spine. It is possible he needs some modification of his treatment plan and to add on other options besides the Rimadyl. Gabapentin, Adequan injections, physical therapy, and even acupuncture are all evidence based treatments that can help with this. Regarding diet, adding fiber to the food will help to bulk up the feces in effort to create more stimulation for him to feel a bowel movement. Using canned pumpkin and Metamucil are good options. About 3-4 tablespoons per feeding can be given of canned pumpkin.

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You are most welcome. My pleasure.

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