i noticed earlier today bentley was having a hard time going potty- well just about a hour ago he was trying to go potty ( poop) and it was taking him forever- and he never squats that long and he was walking all funny and squating and i could tell something was wrong so i went over and he had hard poo stuck half way out his butt ( sorry so grafic) i had hubby get me a napkin and tried to help him along but it wasnt budging so i got him in a warm bath and finially i cleaned him all up- what can cause this? ive never noticed him ever having this problem. he was walking all funny . the warm bath helped alot and hes much better but now im worried when he has to go again- no food has changed and he does drink water - no stress or anything like that . just sometimes they can get constipated? any meds i should try if it isnt beter by tomorow?
oh i still feed daisy rice and boiled burger because of her diarhea and bentley has eating it also the vet told me it woudltn hurt him and hes been eating it for a few weeks just alittle mixed in with their food - could the rice be binding him up? even tho hes been eating rice off and on for 2 months now becaue of daisy? my hubby seems to think its the rice.
it's probably the rice but my chihuahua is like that sometimes also. but if your doy used to havingmilk on a regular basis because if he isn't then give him some warm milk and it usualy does the trick. but is usualy gives them the hurshy squarts. so watch him. hope this helps you keep me posted!! K???
This happened to my toy poodle once when he was staying with family. It was due to the change in environment/diet...
He was straining with visible feces stuck that wouldn't budge. I gave him a nice warm bath and gently removed the blockage with gloves. Cleaned him well and used a baby glycerin suppository. I didn't even have to let it completely dissolve, probably not even half of the way... Just sat him there in the deep double sink in our basement while he leaned against me with his front paws hanging out for a few minutes, I as able to feel the pressure. As soon as I was satisfied with how long I had held it there and his bath was over, and I took him outside, he went fine without a problem.
It is best to keep changes in your dog documented to keep on hand to know what types of things to avoid or learn moderation with. This helps when going to the vet in order to quicker diagnose issues as well.
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