May 26, 2019 / By Deshawn Question:
My 9 month old shih tzu is acting strangely. Normally,he is very energetic and outgoing but within the last 3 days he seems uneasy about his backside. When he runs, he turns his backend to the side and stops frequently to inspect it. He drinks plenty of water and has only had two bowel movements in the last 2 days. He eats a lot of chicken,no bones and a dry food. I ocasionally give him cheese but mostly he likes jerky treats and small chew treats. Have you seen this odd behavior before? Please help.
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Bentley | 5 days ago
Maybe he needs his anal glands expressed. Is he scooting his behind on the ground? Expression usually occurs naturally during defecation when fed a dry food. If you are feeding too many soft foods, you may need to express them manually. If the bowel movements were normal (diarrhea could indicate blockage - clumps of little balls could indicate constipation) I would think this is more likely the cause.
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It could be constipation, if you are feeding more than once a day. 2 bowel movements in 2 days isn't normal. Try giving some plain canned pumpkin, not pie filling since it's full of sugar. It helps with both constipation and diarrhea. If it continues, probably should call your vet on monday.
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I actually just got back from my Veterinarian with my dog, due to constipation. It turns out that she has a urinary tract infection, which causes cramping, which caused the constipation and obvious depression and odd behavior. My dog is 13 and this is the 1st time I've dealt with the constipation thing. I thought for sure it was something she ate, but her urine came back positive for blood. She was also very tender to the touching of her kidneys and bladder. Take your dog in, it's not worth the wait.
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Drink a lemon bitter for a rapid fix! yet so a techniques as constipation is going, eat lots of fiber! Fiber prosperous cereals, kiwis are very sturdy for it besides as dried fruit and uncooked greens. Nuts and seeds help out too! additionally, drink lots of fluids! often water yet fruit and veggie juices are significant too!
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