Dog Will Not Poop

by Paige

My dog has been upset since Thursday. She pooped hard dry nuggets on Friday an hasn't pooped since. It is Monday and I took her to the vet today. She gave her an enema and some stool softener as well as injecting something to help her go. She went right after the enema and I can't get her to go again. She is shaking and panting and I can't touch her anywhere without her screaming in pain. It is too late to call the vet and I dont know what to do for her. The vet said she is keeping herself from going because it hurts. That's why she did what she did today. She had xrays and has built up fecal balls all the way up into her chest and she must poop them out. I'm at a loss on what to do.

Editor Comment

Hi Paige,

I'm sorry to hear that your dog is going through this. It sounds like she is experiencing severe constipation and discomfort, which can be very distressing for both the dog and the owner.

If your dog is shaking and panting and in pain, it's important to keep her as calm and comfortable as possible. Make sure she has a quiet and warm place to rest, and try to avoid touching her or moving her around too much. Offer her some water to drink, but don't force her to eat anything until she has had a bowel movement.

In the meantime, you should contact your vet as soon as possible to let them know about your dog's current condition. They may be able to provide additional advice over the phone or suggest some emergency measures that you can take to help relieve your dog's discomfort until you can get her back to the clinic.

It's also important to follow your vet's instructions carefully, including any medication or dietary changes they recommend. Constipation can sometimes be a symptom of a more serious underlying condition, so it's crucial to monitor your dog closely and seek prompt veterinary attention if her condition worsens or doesn't improve.

All the Best,

Editor and Publisher
Dog Health Guide

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