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My dog can't go...

jimdeerejimdeere Member, Moderator Posts: 25,510 ******

I took my old Aussie to the vet Monday because he wasn't eating and has lost weight. She told me what to feed him to add weight.

Now he can't poop. He just humps up and nothing comes out.

Anybody got any suggestions before I take him back to the vet?


  • JunkballerJunkballer Member Posts: 9,118 ✭✭✭✭

    Feed him a can of sardines, the oil will work wonders greasing his intestines plus it will de-worm him.

    "Never do wrong to make a friend----or to keep one".....Robert E. Lee

  • austin20austin20 Member Posts: 34,692 ✭✭✭✭
    edited December 2023

    Canned pumpkin or pumpkin puree.

    is he drinking his normal amount of water?

  • OakieOakie Member Posts: 40,519 ✭✭✭✭

    Joe hit it right on the head. I would be back at the vet or a vet hospital, asap!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Gregor62Gregor62 Member Posts: 3,040 ✭✭✭✭
    edited December 2023

    Taco Bell, just sayin'

    I hope the best for your furry friend!

  • bullshotbullshot Member Posts: 14,242 ✭✭✭✭

    Take him back to the Vet, don't wait till it's too late.

    "Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not out to get you"
  • Lady Rae Lady Rae Member Posts: 1,847 ✭✭✭✭

    Pumpkin is what my vet always suggested... Also another Dr. Woody suggestion was to mix Campbell's chicken noodle soup with Pedialyte heat slightly with a tad of butter to cut the taste.

    "Independence Now, Independence Forever."

    John Adams

  • Lady Rae Lady Rae Member Posts: 1,847 ✭✭✭✭

    Buttermilk is another trick for the bowels...

    "Independence Now, Independence Forever."

    John Adams

  • BobJudyBobJudy Member Posts: 6,411 ✭✭✭✭

    A little olive oil mixed in his food. By a little, I mean about a teaspoon for a 30 - 40# dog. It will act as a laxative and the extra fat calories will help with weight gain. Bob

  • cbxjeffcbxjeff Member Posts: 17,382 ✭✭✭✭

    Don't wait for anything. Get him to a different vet as was said earlier. I don't know where you live jimdeere but it's probably late for tonight. Get him there first thing in the morning. Let us know how things go. I don't mean to be pushy here but ailing dogs struck a nerve.

    It's too late for me, save yourself.
  • JunkballerJunkballer Member Posts: 9,118 ✭✭✭✭

    I know many think what I posted about feeding the dog sardines was a silly comment but I was dead serious, I use to own as many as 20 high dollar Pointer bird dogs that was loaned for use for the day to hunters shooting quail on our land. An old timer taught me that trick about feeding them sardines packed in oil, the oil lubed up their guts making passing easier and yes, you'd see worms in the dump piles that commercial wormers didn't affect. I had to start warning the hunters to stop feeding their left-overs scraps out in the field to the dogs after lunch breaks due to the difference in foods. It got so bad I had to warn the hunters that I'd pull a Dick Cheney on them if caught feeding the dogs. Not putting veterinarians down, they have their place in todays world but they can & will get deep into your pockets, faster than you can say "jack rabbit".

    "Never do wrong to make a friend----or to keep one".....Robert E. Lee

  • austin20austin20 Member Posts: 34,692 ✭✭✭✭

    Jim, what’s the latest on your pooch?

  • Mark GMark G Member Posts: 1,650 ✭✭✭

    Could be very serious. We lost a beagle many years ago to a bowel blockage with similar symptoms. Get him to an animal hospital ASAP where they have proper diagnostics equipment.

  • notnownotnow Member Posts: 1,797 ✭✭✭

    My daughter's Doberman stopped eating and pooping and laid around in agony. She took it to a vet. It had eaten a corncob whole. Jammed up it's digestive tract badly. Vet saw it in an X-Ray. $1500 operation. The dog was fine after a few weeks.

  • KenK/84BravoKenK/84Bravo Member Posts: 12,055 ✭✭✭✭

    I hope your dog, pulls through okay @jimdeere.

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