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Our 6 week-old rat terrier eating ok but not pooping much.

Our 6 week-old rat...

Our 6 week-old rat terrier eating ok but not pooping much. She hasn't pooped all day today.

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

Chloe

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

Mother was a rescue who stopped feeding the babies last week. We picked up the puppy yesterday. She pooped twice but it was 4-5 hours after meals.

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Sally G.
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Hello and thank you for using this site to help you. I am sorry your question was not picked up sooner.

You picked up the puppy yesterday and she has only had 2 bowel movements correct?

Were both of them today or yesterday?

Did you change her food at all from what she was eating ?

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
We changed it slightly. Changed it to a mouse for small puppies that just weaned off mother’s milk. She had 2 BMs yesterday and 1 this evening. That was after we made her drink water from a syringe and put some coconut oil in her evening meal.

Thank you for that information. So she is eating dry food okay?

If so you can try two things. sometimes taking a rectal temperature will give them desire to go, but you can also add 1/4 teaspoon of pure canned pumpkin.

The food change may have something to do with it.

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the dry food can take a few hours to move through the system as well as compared to the mother's milk.

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
That’s helpful. Thank you.

you are welcome.

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