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My little girl is a collie mix,she is 11 years old.And is experiencing great difficulty eliminating or pooping.It has been 3 days since she has been constipated.She has stopped eating now.On Monday we had her into our Vet and she got a Leptospirosis Vaccine.Today is Saturday and the vet is unavailable can you offer me any procedure that may help her?

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. What is the dog's name?

Sarah.

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

She has been trying to poop every one half hour with no success.Once in a while some liquid will leak out.She has needed to go outside every night since each half hour.With no success.

Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Gabby, Dog Veterinarian replied 8 months ago
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Gabby, Dog Veterinarian replied 8 months ago

First we need to determine if she is constipated or if her large intestine is inflamed which would make the stool soft or liquid and she would feel like she has to have a bowel movement even if the colon is empty. So they keep posturing to go even if the colon is empty.

If she is constipated she would have very dry, tiny, or extra large stools.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Thank you for the info.We ended up driving down to Roseville to an emergency animal hospital. We had, years ago, used this Hospital to help us with another of our beloved companions who was in difficulty.They were great as before.They giardia test and it was negative.Blood work(including a chemistry panel,electrolights ,complete blood count,venous blood gas,clotting times)was performed and was unremarkable.She an injection of Cerenia,another injection of Famotidine,and fluids under the skin to help with hydration.She given medications--1. OTC-Pepid AC 10mg tablets 2.Metronidazole #10.5 3.Sucralfate 1 gram tablets.If this seems right then we are good.If there is something here that worries you please get back
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Gabby, Dog Veterinarian replied 8 months ago

That sounds perfect to me. As long as they told you to feed a bland diet as well.

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