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For the past 3 days Savannah has not poo'd!! i dont understand..does anyone know what i can possibly try to do to make her poo?? Her vet isnt open on Wed (it is surgery only) and we cant get an appointment until Saturday. There has been no change to the food sheis givin or her enviornment.
 

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Re: Savannah hasnt poo'd!!

a drastic food switch causes some nasty poo for jessie!  it might upset her stomach enough...  Is there a dog version of x-lax?
 

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she could have an impaction of some sort either constipation or she could have possibly ingested something that is impacting her intestines... I know this happens with horses which causes colic (i dont know if dogs can get colic) colic can be fatal in horses if not treated. I would call your vet.

Keep in mind im only basing this on my past knowledge with horses. If she has ingested something that is blocking her then making her stool looser is not going to help... it is just going to cause her to feel extremely uncomfortable :(

I will be keeping her in my thoughts and prayers! give her a kiss for me and tell her to feel better soon!
 

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Well normally not pooping means constipation or an impaction. An impaction can happen even with humans and even we can die from it. You didn't say she's stopped eating right?? She isn't SUPER THIRSTY? If she's eating... it has to go somewhere... unless she's been vomiting... those are all signs of having an impaction. I'd call the e-vet or your vet and get some clues... three days is a long time... if she's still eating and isn't having any symptoms of impaction... I have no clue what is going on!?? Unless she's pooping when your not looking!??  :wink:
 

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There are laxatives and stool softeners that you can give to dogs, such as Metamucil, but they all say "Do not use in animals that have fecal impaction or intestinal obstruction." So, I wouldn't feel comfortable administering them, especially if Savannah has been eating. Do you see or feel any lumps, or is she really sensitive if you feel around her belly? I would call the vet and see if they have any suggestions for you until they can see her. Maybe they can work her in today.
 

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No advice Andrea, but I sure hope you find out what's going on...Hugs to Savvy and keep us posted
 

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Remember that larger amounts of pumpkin also work as a laxative and smaller amounts will firm up loose stools.  Just a thought

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Re: Savannah hasnt poo'd!!

she is eating fine...drinking hasnt changed either. We have to walk them for them to go potty so i am able to watch her... our bakyard is 90% concrete so she doesnt go out there. She isnt out of my sight b/c i still cant trust them to be alone with out getting into something so i dont think its an obstuction, but who knows.
 

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When Ekim was constipated the vet had me get baby suppositories, they worked well. They are not harmful at all. Don't let the constipation go to long as a bowel obstruction can lead to a lot of problems.
 

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I would call and try to get her into your vet as soon as you can... Has she started vomiting? This is very interesting... It has to go somewhere????
 

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Hope she is okay - but I'd call and at least ask a vet for an opinion - 3 days is a long time for her not to go if she is eating normally.  Keeping our paws and fingers crossed for you both.
 

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Poor Savannah, that's got to be uncomfortable. Just curious, did she get any unusual chewies for Christmas like rawhide?? I think I've read that these can sometime cause obstructions? Is there an on-call vet you can leave a message for? After 3 days I'd be worried sick.
 

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Greenies seem to be a popular Christmas gift and have been notorious for causing problems, too.
 

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No suggestions but hope Savannah is OK.
 

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Savannah poop'd!! YAY :dance: I found out that she hadnt eatin at all on Saturday and only one meal on sunday evening when i started feeding her again. I was up in Oklahoma, and my brother (he was watching the girls) just told me tonight that both her and Reese wouldnt eat anything while we were gone...poor babies. I guess since she hadnt eatin anything it took a few days for her system to get back on track. I still plan on having the vet check her out...just to be safe.
 

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YEAH, POOP, good going Savannah
 

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That makes sense - my first dog refused to eat whenever we left her and I didn't even think of that.  Good to know that the plumbing is in order.
 
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