Day five of GSD not going #2? to health issues!!!!! - Page 2 - German Shepherd Dog Forums

Increase font size: 0, 10, 25, 50% is the premier German Shepherd Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 03-08-2014, 05:20 PM   #11 (permalink)
Knighted Member
Zeeva's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 3,431

Originally Posted by LokiHiddleston View Post

Thank you everyone for your input. My mom is currently looking into when we can get her into the vet. I'll try and keep you guys updated as much as I can. I know it's a bad thing to not pass a bowel in five days and that's why I resorted to find you guys. Thank you again!

Good luck love...our prayers and good energy are with you and your pup...
Zeeva is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Old 03-09-2014, 11:25 PM   #12 (permalink)
_Zero_'s Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Alaska
Posts: 102

I do think 5 days is a bit too long, and yes, I think a vet visit is definitely warranted. You can try giving her a bit of canned pumpkin (pure pumpkin, NOT pumpkin pie filling) to move things along. Can you take her temperature? Are her gums nice and pink? Apart from not having a bowel movement, how is she behaving? Anxious, lethargic, unhappy, sleeping more than usual, etc.? Or is she more or less normal otherwise?

I might be less concerned if she didn't look as if she were about to go (i.e. "the way she walks, partially begins to squat, but then stands back up and continues walking") but the way you describe her behavior is that she needs to but can't for some reason, and that's not good.
_Zero_ is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-09-2014, 11:39 PM   #13 (permalink)
Knighted Member
Wild Wolf's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Canada
Posts: 3,169

Originally Posted by carmspack View Post
advice you to go visit the vet . She may have held on and now you have , pardon the pun , a back log . Compaction with fecal material collecting in a ball .

castor oil , magnesium salts (Epsom) , are laxative -- BUT you have to be very careful

slippery elm powder is safe and effective , but you might have quite a mass that is hard to pass and you don't want to tear rectal tissue and get fissures or an infection that spreads --- GO to the VET
This this this this... coming from someone who was in the surgery room with a dog who was having his surgically remedied... bleh.

The dog needs laxatives, the longer you wait the higher risk for surgery.
SG S-Hunter vom Geistwasser CA CGN TT ATD (Airport Wildlife Control K9)
Zenna vom Geistwasser NTD

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Wild Wolf is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-09-2014, 11:43 PM   #14 (permalink)
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 1,673

laxatives only with vet supervision
had this happen once, laxatives were prescribed along with pain killers with the strict admonishment that if dog didnt go within 2 more days it was time to surgically unimpact things
a dog can die this way please do not put it off any longer!
my boy diesel is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-10-2014, 12:19 AM   #15 (permalink)
Crowned Member
GatorBytes's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Southern Ontario
Posts: 3,941

when you go to the vet...have them do an ENEMA. That will clean him out.

Then start taking him on actual walks...exercise stimulates digestion and he needs to find his area's. An hr. standing and sniffing around a patch of grass the size of a bus is not exercise.

I used to live in a very big apt. building with many dogs and saw many a dog owner do just that...take the dog out to the grass and stand there idle w/dog extended on a flexi-leash circling the owner as they stood there waiting for it to poop.

I had a cat with chronic constipation. This had to be done numerous times (enema). He eventually lost his bowel motility b/c they just kept giving drugs and eventually had to have a $1500 surgery to remove his large intestine.
He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion. - Unknown
GatorBytes is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the German Shepherd Dog Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Security Question
While balancing on a piece of wood, two inches by four inches known as a 2x4, john and his friend sally both spotted a dalmatian inside a truck with sirens, headed to put out a fire. State what the 2x4 is made of.


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:30 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.3.2
Basset Hound Forum Doberman Forum Golden Retriever Forum Beagle Forum
Boxer Forum Dog Forum Pit Bull Forum Poodle Forum
Bulldog Forum Fish Forum Havanese Forum Maltese Forum
Cat Forum German Shepherd Forum Labradoodle Forum Yorkie Forum Hedgehog Forum
Chihuahua Forum Retriever Breeds Cichlid Forum Dart Frog Forum Mice Breeder Forum