heavily constipated dog (no poo for 3 days and counting now)?

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September 23, 2019 / By Rosie
Question: my 8 month old pup just got his teeth pulled, and of course, was under anesthetic, ever since then (its been 3 days now), he's has not gone poo. i've decided to take extreme measures, so his walks are extra long now, i'm chanting (go poo-poo) like a crazy person, i'm giving him canned pumpkin, adding about a teaspoon of bran to his soft food (no dry b/c of his pulled teeth), and trying to make him drink milk but i'm getting kind of worried, b/c he's been 3 days and still no bowel movement, any thoughts and suggestions????? thanks in advance
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Myrtle Myrtle | 3 days ago
If you have any canned unsalted broth or can boil a broth for him and serve it warm, it will hydrate him better..also warming his food when feeding..also, Metamucil is safe for him, sprinked over his food or mixed with a treat.. Took a mastiff from Penn, to AZ..7 day trip..he didn't go until he got to AZ..then he REALLY went..so dogs can survive 'holding' it for awhile... You can give him an enema if things won't move along..just a spoonful..You can get them at pet supplies...or from your vet tomorrow..
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Myrtle Originally Answered: Constipated for more than 2 days, Please help me.?
If I were you I'd try a stool softener or gentle laxative... Here's some info that might help with prevention! "Constipation in Adults Constipation Overview Constipation refers to a decrease in the frequency of bowel movements. For some people, it may mean difficulty in passing stools. A constipated stool is hard because it contains less water than normal. Constipation is a symptom, not a disease. Generally, constipation is difficult to define clearly because as a symptom it varies from person to person. * The frequency of bowel movements also varies greatly, ranging from 3 movements per day to 3 per week. Generally, if your bowel has not opened for 3 successive days, the intestinal contents harden, and you may have difficulty or even pain during defecation. * A common misconception about constipation is that wastes stored in your body are absorbed, are dangerous to your health, and may shorten your lifespan. Some people have an underlying fear that they will be "poisoned" by their own intestinal wastes (feces) if they retain the waste in their bodies for more than a certain length of time. None of this is true. * Older people are 5 times more likely than younger people to develop constipation. But experts believe that older people become too concerned with having a daily bowel movement and that constipation in this age group is overestimated. Constipation Causes Constipation may result from a poor diet, poor bowel habits, or problems in elimination of stool, whether physical, functional, or voluntary. These are the most common causes of constipation: * Poor diet: Eating foods rich in animal fats (dairy products, meats, and eggs) or refined sugar but low in fiber (whole grains, fruits, and vegetables) may cause constipation. * Poor bowel habits: Ignoring the desire to have bowel movements may initiate a cycle of constipation. o After a period of time, you may stop feeling the desire for opening your bowel. o This leads to progressive constipation. For example, some people may avoid using public toilets or ignore going to the toilet because they are busy. * Medications: Many medications can cause constipation. o Antacids - Those containing aluminum hydroxide and calcium carbonate o Antispasmodic drugs o Antidepressants o Iron tablets o Anticonvulsant drugs * Painkillers: Narcotic-containing drugs, for instance, may interfere with bowel functions. * Travel: Changes in lifestyle, low fluid intake, and eating fast food may cause constipation. * Irritable bowel syndrome (spastic colon): This is one of the most common causes of constipation. Because of changes in bowel function, if you have this disorder, you may have crampy abdominal pain, excessive gas, bloating, and constipation. * Laxative abuse: Habitually using laxatives gradually will produce dependency on them. o You may eventually require increasing amounts of laxatives to move your bowels. o o In some instances, the bowel will become insensitive to laxatives and fail to open. * Pregnancy: Constipation during pregnancy may be due to several factors. Each of the following conditions produces severe pain on defecation, which may trigger a reflex spasm of the anal sphincter muscle. The spasm may delay bowel movement and decrease the desire for bowel opening as a means to avoid the anal pain. o Mechanical pressure on your bowel by the heavy womb o Hormonal changes during pregnancy o Changes in food and fluid intake o Anal fissure (cracks in the anus) o Hemorrhoids (piles) o Anal stenosis (narrow anus) * Intestinal obstruction: Mechanical compression and interference with the normal functions of the bowel may occur in the following ways: o Inflammatory adhesions and joining of tissues o Intestinal tumors or foreign bodies o Gallstones that have become immovably wedged in the intestine o Twisting of the intestine upon itself (volvulus) o Intussusception – "Telescoping of the intestine" in which one part of your intestine slips or is drawn onto another part just below it (This occurs mainly in children.) o Abdominal hernia - Loops of the intestine become obstructed o Damage to nerves within your intestine - (Spinal cord tumors, multiple sclerosis, or spinal cord injuries may produce constipation by interfering with the function of the nerves supplying the intestine.) o Connective tissue diseases – Conditions such as scleroderma and lupus o Poor-functioning thyroid gland - A low production of thyroxin, a hormone produced by the thyroid gland, hypothyroidism, causing constipation o Lead poisoning and other metabolic disorders"

Lorelle Lorelle
It is common for a dog to have constipation after being under antiseptic, go to your local grocery store and get canned pumpkin (regular pumpkin) and give a 1/8 of a cup or a little less to your pup and this will make it go.
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Kat Kat
Try giving him a few tablespoons of canned pumpkin, not pumpkin pie mix, just the pumpkin. I actually just read this on another site a few days ago. The pumpkin is high in fiber and works for either constipation or diarrhea. In the case of diarrhea it would help to absorb some of the water in the animals intestinal tract and bowels. Good luck, Poor Pup!
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Hazel Hazel
give him some cheese or any fatty food. my dog had the same problem after his operation. i did just the usual as i did before the operation, gave him the same food, etc. a dog is like any other being that will keep in nourishment for as long as its body can hold if it's somehow scared that there will be no more food forthcoming. he's had a traumatic experience and his instinct tells him he needs to survive. and of course its nourishment he wouldn't want to be without.
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Dorthy Dorthy
Always give plenty, plenty water and a little apple sauce, I`d say about 1/4 cup w/ 1 Tbl. spn. of olive oil. (no mineral oil) as it will cramp the pups tummy. no cold refrigerated food. Nothing starchy.
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Dorthy Originally Answered: 6 weeks and constipated. . haven't gone in a few days. . help!?
Aww sweetie I know what you are going through! I'm almost 7 weeks and been going through the same thing.. The list of safe medications you get from your doctor should have things you can take for it... If you haven't been to the doctor yet, ill list my below.. Constipation: whole grain foods, plenty of water [ 6, 8 oz glases a day] fiberall, metamucil, colace, or senekot. Constipation is often a problem due to both physical changes and extra iron. Eat plenty of bluky foods sick as bran, whole west breads and cereals. Fresh frusta and veggies, and drinking water will help. Also the safe laxatives listed above. If you have nausea or morning sickness Emetrol is amazing! Its non-prescription and works magic!

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