About a week ago my poodle-golden mix was dewormed an put on 5 days of metronidazole and hasn't had a bowel movement since. Is this normal? How long should I wait before going back to the vet? His bowels had been extremely loose and he was throwing up when I took him to the vet initially.
A week without having a bowel movement is not normal. Metronidazole can sometimes constipate an animal. Is your dog back to eating his regular food? Any further vomiting issues since the treament? If he is back on his normal food and he hasn't vomited any since his treatment then try adding some canned pumpkin to his food. It has to be regular pumpkin and not the pumpkin pie filling. That should help him go. If that doesn't work then you should let your vet know and see what they suggest you do next.
Thank you so much Scout1. He is back on his regular diet and seems normal and happy except for not having bowel movements. He tried briefly tonight and that's the first time that he has even tried. I have the canned pumpkin and will try some. Thank you so much!!