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Old 01-13-2013, 02:01 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm a little worried, Sophie hasn't pooped yet. She's eating and drinking fine, no vomiting, and has peed twice. She's mostly just sleeps in her little bed by me. I'm worried that she can't poop or that it hurts too much to poop. Should I call her vet in the morning?


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Old 01-13-2013, 04:10 AM   #2 (permalink)
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After surgery (especially any abdominal/pelvic surgery), it's extremely common to have your normal bowel activity to slow down. As long as she is not vomiting, eating fine, I wouldn't worry about the lack of a stool. As she feels better and moves around more, her bowels should pick back up. I'm glad she is doing well overall she's such a good girl
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Ashley,
Glad Sophie's (love her name) spay is over and all went well ...she is just a precious little girl.

I am not sure how often this is done as I have not asked my reg Vet about it. But I just remembered when Sammie had ortho surgery the surgeon told me afterwards he might not go right away for various reasons like Marisa said, and he had a little tube inserted during surgery. Well, I asked more details and glad I did because he didn't go for few days. She said (if they begin to lose stool during surgery or some Vets will go ahead and insert one before in case) dogs receive a little enema or a tiny tube is left in the rectum during surgery. So this can clean them out more. So with him took several days for a bowel movement after his surgery.
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Ashley,

If you are worried, please at least call your vet. This is what they are there for, especially after your little one went through surgery

I assume, like Marisa and Kandis said that after surgery it can take a while. And that as long as no vomiting is occurring and she is eating she is okay

I'd also suggest watching her abdomen... if it gets puffy or hard - that could be a sign of her not being able to go...

I'm sure I'll be wondering these things in a few days....

I hope Sophie poops soon.

I know with Grace I'll be giving her a few tsp of Pediasure to help with her poop. She has problems with constipation as it is, and that's a remedy we use to help. But ask your vet first....
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Agree with all. Our vet told us Gustave might not poop for 36 hours. But he said if it goes on for longer that we needed to call them.

Still, I would call so your mind is at ease.


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LOL about Lisi!

Any time you have any concerns, just phone your vet. That is what they are there for, particularly after surgery. I expect she'll start going again soon but talking to your vet can reassure you. He may suggest giving her something mild to get things moving along again.
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Leila was spayed on Thursday a week ago and it wasn't until late Friday afternoon until she pooped...or was it Saturday? I can't believe I forgot exactly already! Anyway, the vet said that was normal. She had peed once the night of the spay before I went to bed.


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Ashley,

If you are worried, please at least call your vet. This is what they are there for, especially after your little one went through surgery

I assume, like Marisa and Kandis said that after surgery it can take a while. And that as long as no vomiting is occurring and she is eating she is okay

I'd also suggest watching her abdomen... if it gets puffy or hard - that could be a sign of her not being able to go...

I'm sure I'll be wondering these things in a few days....

I hope Sophie poops soon.

I know with Grace I'll be giving her a few tsp of Pediasure to help with her poop. She has problems with constipation as it is, and that's a remedy we use to help. But ask your vet first....
Tori,
I was worried and called and they kept saying if he isn't throwing up, and is peeing give it anoooother day. I had to remember he was not eating yet if anything not much, so he slowed way down. This was my first time dealing with a surgery, and I guess it can take a while. Well, that went on seemed a long time, and he finally went. It's nerve racking sometimes though.
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Kandis,

I think no matter how many times you go through it, it is unnerving! They are our babies and each are so different....

really praying Grace doesn't give me any scares.

Ashley - any poop yet?
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