My dog has recently been diagnosed with IVDD and is having trouble with going #2…

My dog has recently been diagnosed with IVDD and is having trouble with going #2! Any advise is much appreciated. Might take him to vet today if nothing changes. It’s been about 3 days since last BM

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Krista Magnifico
2 years ago

Hello,
In my experience they don’t defecate because they either aren’t eating (or eating enough) or it is too painful to do so. Please call your vet. Have them do an exam, including a rectal exam. Start feeding either canned food or watered down dry food. In my experience they don’t deefcate for days (5-7), and they hurt so make sure your pet is as pain free as possible. I have not seen medications cause constipaiton in pets like they do in people. Please see your vet. ASAP.

carrie Urquhart
2 years ago

I assume he’s on pain meds? They can cause constipation. The vet can give you dosages for miralax, or prescribe a better stool softener. You can use plain canned pumpkin, sometimes that helps.